A girl who was skeptical in regards to the COVID-19 vaccine obtained the shot simply minutes earlier than her husband handed away from the virus in a dying she now thinks might have been prevented.
Christina Lowe and her husband Mikel weren’t prepared to get vaccinated and believed it was extra about “cash and energy” than defending folks till Mikel fell ailing.
The 38-year-old man, who has two sons together with his spouse aged simply 5 and 6, died final week however earlier than he handed away, he promised he would obtain the vaccine if he recovered.
Mikel Lowe had labored as a firefighter out of the Naval Air Station Base in Coronado, San Diego and was a local of San Diego County.
Nonetheless, the household had moved out of California due to his opposition to the state’s latest politics. He died from COVID-19 on August 29.
“I simply all the time thought it is by no means going to occur to us,” Lowe informed NBC San Diego.
“It could actually’t occur to us. We’re younger, we’re wholesome. After which it did occur to us, and then you definitely begin enjoying the remorse recreation,” she stated.
“We thought the vaccine was rushed,” Lowe stated. “We thought it was extra about cash and energy than about People and defending the folks.”
“We truthfully thought that COVID was mostly political,” Lowe went on. She stated that they had associates who’d had COVID -19 however their signs had been gentle and so they thought they’d be protected as younger and wholesome folks till Mikel received the illness.
“I went upstairs to test on him and his face was purple and blue,” Lowe stated of her husband’s situation. “He was struggling to breathe on oxygen.”
“The final time I noticed him they have been taking him out to the ambulance,” she stated. “And I needed to Facetime with my husband whereas he was unconscious, and that is how I needed to say my goodbyes.”
Mikel Lowe urged Christina to get vaccinated whereas he was affected by COVID-19 in hospital. Christina did obtain the shot however later discovered she’d been vaccinated simply minutes earlier than Mikel’s time of dying.
“I used to be getting the vaccine as they have been making an attempt to convey him again from him coding,” Lowe stated. She informed NBC San Diego that she is apprehensive about the way forward for her two sons.
“They’re 5 and 6 and they’re now with out their father. And it is simply completely heartbreaking for all of us,” she stated.
Lowe stated she hopes other vaccine skeptics choose to get the shot.
“Like I stated, it is perhaps political. However your life isn’t worth that,” she stated. “Your life is not price pondering that is due to the president, or that is due to the governor. As a result of when you’re gone, none of that issues.”