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  • A reporter who recently covered 2

  • the Containment Zone in New York unwittingly spread COVID-19 3

  • at her mother's 90th birthday party 4

  • and two people later died. 5

  • Happy birthday to you ♪ 6

  • It was a joyous day 7

  • as a minister leads a congregation 8

  • in singing "Happy Birthday" for a woman turning 90. 9

  • 9-0, wow. 10

  • But what was supposed 11

  • to be a beautiful occasion has turned into a nightmare. 12

  • Alice Stockton-Rossini, 13

  • a veteran reporter with WOR Radio in New York, 14

  • had organized the church celebration 15

  • on the Jersey Shore town 16

  • of Long Beach Island for her mom Jackie. 17

  • And then we have a birthday 18

  • on this row here, I think, too, don't we? 19

  • But in a cruel twist, Rossini is believed to have infected 20

  • at least nine elderly guests with COVID-19 21

  • who were at the church event. 22

  • Two of them have died. 23

  • She'd been covering the hard-hit city 24

  • of New Rochelle, New York. 25

  • She didn't know she was carrying the virus. 26

  • Do you feel responsible 27

  • for bringing the virus to Long Beach Island? 28

  • Yes, I do. 29

  • I feel like it's a good possibility. 30

  • It's a chance, yes. 31

  • How else could I feel? 32

  • Tragically, her mom 33

  • also tested positive for COVID-19. 34

  • We took my mother to the hospital 35

  • when her fever spiked to 102 36

  • and for three days she laid in the hospital, 37

  • waiting for the test results to come back. 38

  • At the end of the church service, 39

  • the minister advised people to take precautions, 40

  • suggesting they do an elbow bump. 41

  • Now let's share a special way to peace with the Lord. 42

  • Peace be with you. 43

  • Do you regret having that party? 44

  • Knowing then what I know now, yes. 45

  • (dramatic news music)

A reporter who recently covered 2

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Woman Regrets Having 90th Birthday Party for Mom

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/04/04
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