IT is pandemic statistics as clear as day – the 90 patients in the Covid center in the intensive care unit have yet to be fully treated.
Five million people have yet to receive their first vaccine, while another nine million have not received a booster vaccine.
As Prime Minister Boris Johnson said this week it was “crazy” to have two million unfilled vaccination slots, Britain’s Chief Medical Officer Sir Chris Whitty urged people to overcome his hesitation. them – before they regret it.
He believes that many people are not anti-vaxxers but simply victims of misinformation and misunderstandings.
For example, many people think that Covid will only harm the elderly, yet the average age of critically ill patients in the hospital is 50 for those who are not vaccinated.
Here are some stories from someone who realized it was a mistake to turn down sarcasm – when it was too late. . .
At COMA 22 years old
FFION BARNETT thinks she is safe from the consequences of Covid because she is young.
But in August, the student from Tonypandy, Rhondda, was in a coma for five days, losing her hair and needing to learn how to walk and talk.
“Now I want to raise awareness of how Covid is not only dangerous for the elderly,” she said.
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PREGNANT Sadie Exley, 24, has died after being told by anti-vaxxers that she was not attacked by protesters.
Her father David, 57, said: ‘They told Sadie that if she got the vaccine, she would kill the baby.
Sadie, of West Yorks, who had a two-year-old child, died on December 3. Doctors were able to save her unborn son, Elliot, from a caesarean section.
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‘I WANT I HAVE JAB’
AFTER refusing the vaccine, volunteer caregiver Glenn Barrett’s last words to the nurses were: “I wish I had gotten the shot.”
The 51-year-old father from Cleethorpes, Lincs, decided against the vaccine even though he was at higher risk for the disease due to his compromised immune system.
His cousin, Ken Mosystem, believes he would still be “with us today” if he had the stabbing.
CHELSIE KING was in a coma five weeks after refusing the vaccine because it was uncertain how it would affect the unborn baby.
The 27-year-old from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, whose son Raphael was born while she was in a coma, said: “I’m sorry there wasn’t a bump when it was offered. The truth is we could have both died. “
‘NO NEED TO WORRY’
MUM-of-two Nuria Daniela Gomes thought there was “no need to worry about it” when she tested positive for Covid in early December.
But a week later, the 38-year-old man died after struggling to breathe at home.
Nuria, from Liverpool, who was described as healthy, gave up after reading anti-vax posts on social media.
BODYBUILDER WAITING ONLY
JOHN EYERS feels he’s too well to take it – and tells his parents he won’t be a “guinea pig” for the vaccine and will wait for more safety details.
The 42-year-old floor specialist, from Southport, Merseyside, competes in bodybuilding competitions and races in triathlons.
But Covid let him gasp before he tragically died in July.
TIME HAS NOT FINDED
Security guard Martin Mulcahy refused to get his shot because he “never got it done”.
The 50-year-old from Nuneaton, Warks, was buried two days before Christmas after catching Covid in late October.
His partner, Tracey Lea, 45, said she didn’t want anyone else to suffer the same tragedy.
SUITABLE AND SUPPORT
A DAD of two people with no health problems spent nine days in intensive care after “underestimating” the coronavirus.
Adam Sharp, 32, from Kirkcaldy, Fife, admits: “I don’t think I’ll ever need a vaccine because I’ve preserved it so well.”
He was put on a ventilator and doctors told his wife he might not make it.
“I recommend people get vaccinated,” says Adam.
https://www.thesun.ie/health/8162319/covid-coma-lost-hair-learn-walk-talk/ I caught Covid and ended up in a coma, lost all my hair and had to learn how to walk and talk again, an ordinary student said.