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Iris Meda Came Out Of Retirement To Teach Nursing. She Died Of COVID-19 After Exposure From Student

In October, a nursing student unwittingly exposed Iris Meda to the coronavirus. Meda died in mid-November after a three-week hospitalization. (Courtesy)
In October, a nursing student unwittingly exposed Iris Meda to the coronavirus. Meda died in mid-November after a three-week hospitalization. (Courtesy)

Iris Meda, 70, had retired from nursing in January, but as the coronavirus spread, she felt her skills could be useful in teaching future nurses how to care for the affected. In October, one of those students unwittingly exposed her to the virus. She died in mid-November after a three-week hospitalization.

Daughter Selene Meda-Schlamel joins host Robin Young to talk about her mother’s legacy.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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