A doctor in Alabama pleaded Facebook To get the vaccine to Covid-19 skeptics this week – unlike some of his patients who paid the ultimate price.
Since Sunday, Dr. Brittany Cobia’s emotional and serious Facebook post has been widely circulated on social media. The Birmingham doctor said people are listening to his first-hand accounts of treating serious patients, who regrettably were never vaccinated.
“I am hospitalizing young healthy people with very severe COVID infection. One of the last things they do before being intubated is begging me for a vaccine. I hold his hand and tell him I’m sorry, but it’s too late,” she wrote.
“A few days later when I call the hour of death, I hug their family members and I tell them that the best way to honor your loved one is to get vaccinated and encourage everyone to do the same. To do.”
As of Wednesday afternoon, Kobia’s post has been shared nearly 4,000 times.
She also wrote in the post about the difficult conversations she had with people who have lost their loved ones to the deadly disease.
“They cry. And they tell me they didn’t know. They thought it was a hoax. They thought it was political. They thought it was because they had a certain blood type or a certain skin color, so they Won’t get sick. They thought it was ‘just the flu’,” wrote Kobia.
“But they were wrong. And they wish they could go back. But they can’t. So they thank me and they go to get vaccinated. And I go back to my office, write their death note, and A small prayer that more lives will be saved from this loss.”
Kobia declined a request for an interview on Wednesday, telling Granthshala News via text that he has been receiving “threatening messages.”
“I’m a little (ie a lot) overwhelmed and I need to back off right now,” Kobia said.
Kobia told AL.com That those treating coronavirus patients, even those who have opted not to get the vaccine, are pulling their hearts out.
“You go into it thinking, ‘Well, I don’t feel bad for this person, because they make their own choice,'” Kobia said.
“But then you actually see them, you see them face-to-face, and it really changes your whole perspective, because they’re still just a person who thinks they made the best decision they can.” You can make do with the information you have, and all the misinformation that is out there,” she told the news outlet.
Alabama has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. According to state data, only 38 per cent of the state’s population has received at least one vaccine dose and as of Tuesday only 31 per cent have been fully vaccinated. In the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases in Alabama has increased by 694, an increase of 573 percent.
But Alabama is far from alone. States in the South, including Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee, have re-emerged as COVID hot spots. Public health officials have said the worrying increase is largely driven by the highly infectious Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy.
Studies have shown that the COVID-19 vaccines are effective against multiple variants, including the delta variant. a recent report Public Health England, where the variant is responsible for more than 90 percent of new cases, found that two doses of the Pfizer vaccine are 96 percent effective against hospitalization.
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