I’m sorry, but it’s too late”

Dennis Pillion, writing at AL.com:

Dr. Brytney Cobia said Monday that all but one of her COVID patients in Alabama did not receive the vaccine. The vaccinated patient, she said, just needed a little oxygen and is expected to fully recover. Some of the others are dying.

I’m admitting young healthy people to the hospital with very serious COVID infections,” wrote Cobia, a hospitalist at GrandviewMedical Center in Birmingham, in an emotional Facebook post-Sunday. 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.”

Dr. Cobia treats Covid-19 patients in a state that ranks last in the US in fully vaccinated adults. This story should be spread far and wide. I know I need more empathy in my life, but it is really hard to muster it up for these poor people.

July 21, 2021


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