"Not only has she beaten Covid at 101, she's beaten it at 102," Joanna Merola said of her mother, Angelina Friedman of New York. Friedman, who lived through the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918, made headlines last spring, when she survived coronavirus at the age of 101. Six months later, she displayed symptoms of a fever and dry cough and tested positive again. Yet, on November 17, Merola received the news that her "invincible mother" tested negative. "She's not the oldest to survive Covid," Merola said, "but she may be the oldest to survive it twice."

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