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ESPN'S Ed Aschoff dies
Very sad. The college football reporter died today, his 34th birthday, of pneumonia, apparently contracted around the time of the Ohio State - Michigan game he worked just 24 days ago.

What a cruel world.
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(12-24-2019 11:46 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  Very sad. The college football reporter died today, his 34th birthday, of pneumonia, apparently contracted around the time of the Ohio State - Michigan game he worked just 24 days ago.

What a cruel world.

Horrible and frightening! That has to be one nasty strain of pneumonia. I would classify it as a freakish event.
12-25-2019 12:03 AM
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Awful. Terrible tragedy. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

Reading many of the stories about him from friends and colleagues on Twitter. Sounds like the world lost a very talented, special and caring young man. Even more bizarre is that today was his birthday too.

RIP.
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It's crazy that he was healthy less than a month ago. Just awful.

Seems like he got treatment fairly quickly I am surprised that the doctors could not save him.
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pneumonia often can be a killer, More often it kills very young or old. Usually young adults along with Meds fight it off, but it happens more often than we would like to believe.
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(12-25-2019 07:27 AM)goodknightfl Wrote:  pneumonia often can be a killer, More often it kills very young or old. Usually young adults along with Meds fight it off, but it happens more often than we would like to believe.

Yes but I wonder why? You would think that if it is bacterial and you're in the hospital they could just bombard it with antibiotics and that would kill it.
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A stunner. Terribly tragic.

Every day is a gift, folks. And on this day, in particular, that is important to know.
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Maybe his stay at the hospital killed him. People die from infections they get in the hospital or malpractice all the time, it’s actually quite common.
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(12-25-2019 07:33 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(12-25-2019 07:27 AM)goodknightfl Wrote:  pneumonia often can be a killer, More often it kills very young or old. Usually young adults along with Meds fight it off, but it happens more often than we would like to believe.

Yes but I wonder why? You would think that if it is bacterial and you're in the hospital they could just bombard it with antibiotics and that would kill it.

Odds are there was an underlying medical issue that complicated treatment, perhaps even an issue that had not been diagnosed.

It's usually that sort of thing when a young person dies from a treatable disease or infection.

Sad either way, he had literally just turned 34.
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In the U.S., more than 250,000 people are hospitalized each year from pneumonia, and about 50,000 people die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-ne...y-n1107396

Although pneumonia typically occurs more frequently with older adults, younger adults tend to die more from pneumonia. Very sad, he was supposed to get married in April 2020. They showed the clip where his girlfriend proposed to him.
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(12-27-2019 07:41 AM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  In the U.S., more than 250,000 people are hospitalized each year from pneumonia, and about 50,000 people die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-ne...y-n1107396

Although pneumonia typically occurs more frequently with older adults, younger adults tend to die more from pneumonia. Very sad, he was supposed to get married in April 2020. They showed the clip where his girlfriend proposed to him.

Correct. It is my understanding this man also suffered from a lung condition, which would only make things more problematic for a patient like him. Pneumonia causes lung consolidation-- the air in the lungs become replaced by fluid (pus, water, blood) and sometimes solids. If you are already compromised, sometimes even a rigid course of antibiotics isn't enough to turn you around.

My condolences to his family.

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(01-16-2020 12:01 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  

Very sad.
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(01-16-2020 12:01 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  

Wow. That explains a lot. A bit unsettling if the doctors didn't know that at the time. Hopefully they knew and were just respecting his privacy.
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(01-16-2020 01:18 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Wow. That explains a lot. A bit unsettling if the doctors didn't know that at the time. Hopefully they knew and were just respecting his privacy.

If you haven't already been tested for cancer, it's hard to know you have cancer. Tests also take a while to get results back in, most people assume it's quicker than it is in reality thanks to TV and movies - it sounds like it was a very rapid decline in a very advanced cancer, and that they initially thought it was just pneumonia (which he likely also had).

They probably knew a bit before she posted this to twitter for sure, but there's a chance they weren't able to properly diagnose this until after he had already died.


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We had a situation like this happen to one of my county's medics. She went to the doc in a box on a Friday night with what she thought was a respiratory infection and was dead by Monday. It was determined in her autopsy that she had very advanced lymphoma. Up until the night she went to the ER she never showed any signs of the disease, and had just ran a half marathon the weekend before.
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(01-16-2020 12:01 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  

Wow. As much of a cliche as it is to say something like this any time someone dies way younger than they should, you really gotta take every day for the miracle that it is. No matter what crap you're dealing with, no matter how bad things might get, the fact that you're on this side of the earth is no small victory.

They seemed like a cute couple. I presume ESPN will do something nice in his name in the months and years to come, especially given their connection to The V Foundation.
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