Anaheim fire paramedic who survives COVID-19 warns against New Years' parties

December 31, 2020
Grateful Anaheim paramedic Joe Aldecoa credits UCI Health for saving him from a life-threatening case of COVID-19.
Attending holiday parties and large gatherings as SARS-CoV-2 rages throughout California is like "playing Russian roulette," says COVID-19 survivor and Anaheim paramedic Joe Aldecoa. Photo by JP Cordero for UCI Health.

IN THE NEWS: Anaheim fire captain Joe Aldecoa, who survived a life-threatening case of COVID-19, delivers a stern warning about attending New Years' parties.

Aldecoa, who spent nearly a month in intensive care at UCI Medical Center last June, tells NBC4 News that people should avoid parties and holiday gatherings.

"You're playing Russian roulette with this," he said. "It's a serious disease."

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