A developer of the game RENOWNED, who didn’t get the Covid game because he had a fear of needles, died after contracting the virus.
Stewart Gilray, 51, lost a battle for his life after the virus hit his lungs – and now widow Bec has urged Britons to get the stab, even as they worry.
The veteran game creator, who lived in Aberdeen, Scotland, was part of the industry for more than three decades before his death.
Stewart told friends on social media that he contracted the virus last month. He was hospitalized on 12/20.
The father of two then sadly passed away last week.
An extremely positive series of studies shows that Omicron IS is milder than other strains, with the first official UK report showing a 50 to 70 per cent lower risk of hospitalization compared to Delta.
Health officials have repeatedly said the Covid booster shots protect against Omicron and offer the best chance of weathering the pandemic.
The Sun’s Jabs Army campaign is helping to get vital additional vaccines in British arms to avoid the need for any new restrictions.
Beck said Daily record: “Stewart has a fear of needles. As for the severity, in 25 years he has had a blood test.
“He avoids trying to go to the doctor in case they need a blood draw, but the truth is Stewart has been no less in the 25 years I’ve known him.
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“He’s healthy – he might lose a stone or two like the rest of us – but he really believes he’ll survive this virus because he’s healthy.
“Before intubation, he said to me: ‘There’s nothing to worry about. I’ll be fine. I just need to rest a bit.”
Tragically, Stewart is suffering from an undiagnosed lung scarring condition – and Covid has robbed him of his ability to breathe.
In a final post to friends on social media, he said: “Well, for those who don’t know, early last week I (and the rest of my family) tested positive. counted with the old COVID!
“The kids were fine for the most part, but Bec and I were hit the hardest, although judging from her own post on the subject she says I have, and tbh [to be honest] She may not be wrong. “
He also shared a photo of himself hooking up an oxygen mask.
But his condition deteriorated rapidly, and despite the efforts of the doctors, he lost the fight for his life.
Bec said: ‘I wouldn’t wish this on anyone, it’s horrible.
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“Stewart is the most generous and isn’t afraid to help anyone.
“He’s dedicated to our kids, Darcey, three, and Elliot, 15.
“He loves his life, he loves what we have and what he’s built into his business.
“He wants to retire early and spend more time with us – with the kids more.
“He had all these plans in place and Covid got his hold.
“Please, just get vaccinated.”
The unvaccinated father founded his own independent development company, Just Add Water, in 2006.
His studio has been involved in the development of recent hits including remakes of the Oddworld series, a video game adaptation of the BBC series Doctor Who and a VR version of the shooter. Sniper Elite.
I wouldn’t wish this on anyone – he loves his life, he loves his kids. He had all these plans and Covid got him
Elsewhere, Boris Johnson wants to forgo the mandatory face mask and work from home by the end of January – but low rates of boosters could derail the plan.
PM yesterday urged Britons to keep it on track, insisting: “We can do it, we can all be motivated now.”
And when the data showed that the Omicron wave peaked, the occupancy of the third wave dropped sharply.
Only 141,495 third doses were administered on Sunday – compared with almost a million doses a day in December. One in three eligible Britons remains unenhanced.
Consumption rates in some regions are so low that batches of Pfizer injections are being wasted due to the inability to store the vaccine once opened.
Politicians and healthcare professionals warn that the up/down ratio could delay a return to normal when Plan B rules are reviewed on Jan.
Figures released yesterday showed there were 77 deaths across the UK, up from 42 a week earlier.
Another 142,224 positive tests were announced yesterday – a 10% drop from last Monday.
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In brighter news, the hospitalization of Covid patients at the hospital seems to have disappeared.
But Mr Johnson told The Sun last night: “Two doses are not enough to fight Omicron – you need a booster shot. The three spears will give you the best protection against serious illness, which is why the important ones keep moving forward. “
Writing in The Sun today, top doctor Sir Jonathan Van Tam emphasized: “The higher the absorption of these important additional injections, the fewer people will be hospitalized and the sooner the pandemic will be over. . It really is that simple.”
https://www.thesun.ie/health/8185702/computer-games-boss-dies-covid-scared-needles-jab/ Computer game owner, 51 years old, died of Covid because he was too afraid of needles to get a life-saving injection