WW2 veteran, 98, amazes medics after beating coronavirus in less than a week

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A WORLD War Two hero aged 98 has amazed medics after beating coronavirus in less than a week.

Jack Bowden, who turns 99 in May, went to hospital last Monday to be treated for a water infection.

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Jack Bowden, pictured with his son Mark, has managed the beat coronavirus in less than a week[/caption]

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While there, he tested positive for Covid-19 and was moved to an isolation ward — but was back at his nursing home in Bolton, Gtr Manchester, by Friday.

Jack’s granddaughter Nicola Hyams said: “By all accounts he’s doing very well. He’s complaining about having to stay in his bed.

“For somebody to of his age to go into hospital on the Monday and come out again the same week is remarkable.”


During the war, Jack worked on the production of penicillin at the Royal Navy Medical School in Clevedon, Somerset.

And his daughter Joanne Drayson believes the anti-viral properties of his medication for his urine infection had a part to play in his swift recovery.

She said: “Now doctors have approached him to be a case study. So he was a trailblazer back in World War Two and he’s clearly a trailblazer now.”

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During WW2, Jack worked on the production of penicillin at the Royal Navy Medical School[/caption]

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His daughter Joanne Drayson says ‘he was a trailblazer back in World War Two and he’s clearly a trailblazer now’[/caption]


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