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Elgin mom dies of COVID-19 as family seeks controversial drug ivermectin for her husband; supporters rally outside hospital

Sebastian and Maria Abbinanti, of Elgin.
Maria and Sebastian Abbinanti of Elgin are in critical condition fighting COVID-19 at Amita Health St. Joseph Hospital. A lawyer for the couple's family has filed a lawsuit seeking to allow the couple's doctor to administer the drug ivermectin in hopes of saving their lives.