|Birth:||12 January 1915|
|Age:||106 years, 155 days|
Mary Nicholson (born 12 January 1915), known as "Polly", is a British centenarian who may have been the oldest person to survive the COVID-19 twice, until Iris Estay survived COVID-19 for the second time in March 2021.
Mary Nicholson was born in England, UK on 12 January 1915. She has Scottish ancestry. Her mother died when she was five years. Five years later, her father Murdoch Nicholson had enlisted as a medic and was gassed, dying shortly after returning to England.
She worked as canteen lady at Pilkington head office. She never got married or had children, but she took care of her sister when she was ill at the end of her life. She lived in her home until she was 102 years.
On 31 December 2020 (New Year’s Eve), Nicholson tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time. As of January 2021, few days before turning 106, she had successfully recovered, making her the oldest known person to survive the COVID-19 it twice (at the time).
Mary Nicholson currently lives at Elizabeth Court Care Home in St Helens, Merseyside, England, UK, at the age of 106 years, 124 days.
- Polly, 106, beats covid and says she 'feels healthier than ever' Liverpool Echo, 13 January 2021
- More than 1,200 Star readers wish Polly a Happy 106th Birthday St Helens Star, 13 January 2021
- Woman, 106, who feels 'healthier than ever' after battling Covid-19 TWICE reveals her secret to long life is full fat milk and whisky Daily Mail, 14 January 2021
- 106-year-old Covid survivor says secret to long life is whisky The Drinks Business, 15 January 2021