Alabama doctor says this about her Covid patients, some of whom are dying: “One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late.” al.com/news/2021/07/i…
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“They cry. And they tell me they didn’t know. They thought it was a hoax. They thought it was political. They thought because they had a certain blood type or skin color they wouldn’t get as sick. But they were wrong. And they wish they could go back..." al.com/news/2021/07/i…
This is so tragic & a perfect example of how bad research can kill people.
We reviewed the “evidence” of link between blood type & COVID and it was so full of errors! The only good studies found no link at all. But those studies don’t make headlines😔😔 twitter.com/v2019n/status/…
“I’m admitting young, healthy people to the hospital with very serious COVID infections.
One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late.” al.com/news/2021/07/i…
“And the one question that I always ask them is, did you make an appointment with your primary care doctor and ask them for their opinion on whether or not you should receive the vaccine? And so far, nobody has answered yes to that question” twitter.com/kathrynw5/stat…
“All these kids are about to go back to school. No mask mandates are in place at all, 70% of Alabama is unvaccinated. Of course, no kids are vaccinated for the most part because they can’t be. So it feels like impending doom, basically.”
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“A few days later when I call time of death,” continued Cobia...“I hug their family members and I tell them the best way to honor their loved one is to go get vaccinated and encourage everyone they know to do the same.” al.com/news/2021/07/i…
If you're not yet vaccinated, please rewrite your schedule for today.
Nothing is more important than getting vaccinated now.
And if you know someone who needs it: help make it easy for them to go.
-Drive them there
-Cook dinner for their fam in case they feel cruddy
Tell them about a place near them w walk in appts.
Map it out. Get the pharmacy hours. Talk w the pharmacist to confirm no barriers to getting the shot today.
Confirm no ID, no insurance needed.
Ask what brand it is. I was surprised, but ppl want to know.
“I hug their family & tell them the best way to honor their loved one is to get vaccinated & encourage everyone they know to do the same. They cry. And they tell me they didn’t know. They thought it was a hoax, political, just the flu" - Dr. Cobia, AL
“I’m admitting young healthy people to the hospital…one of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late.”
#Canada—please get vaccinated before it’s too late.