‘She’s a fighter’: 102-yr-venerable lady survived every 1918 flu and COVID-19 – Boston.com

“She thinks surviving the 1918 flu gave her gigantic immunity to everything.”


September 22, 2020 | 4: 57 PM

Mildred Geraldine “Gerrie” Schappals has survived not legal one, but two world pandemics.

The 102-yr-venerable Worcester native overcame the Spanish flu motivate in 1918, after which reduced in size the coronavirus this previous spring.

She managed to enhance from COVID-19, and credits the principle pandemic with boosting her immunity.

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