Washington | “Please make sure my children are vaccinated.” An American woman tells the tragic story of her cousin and her husband, a vaccine-skeptic, who died of COVID within two weeks, leaving their four children orphaned.
These are the words that Lydia Rodriguez said before interviewing her sister, Dottie Jones told US media that she believed her cousin would still be alive if she was vaccinated.
Lydia Rodriguez, 42, and her husband Lawrence, 49, died Monday, two weeks after being hospitalized for several weeks.
They live in La Marque, Texas, one of the largest states in the country experiencing a significant increase in hospital admissions and are lagging behind in immunity combined with a shortage of trained staff in hospitals.
According to Doty Jones, Lydia Rodriguez has changed her mind about the vaccine. But, by that time, she was already in intensive care.
Ms Jones, who has been raising funds to help the couple’s children, decided to release the play because “it’s a true story of what happens,” she told the channel. ABC13, collected by other American media social networks.
“I’m not trying to scare people, I want people to understand that this virus is real and that this delta variant is far more brutal than we know,” she said.
“It breaks my heart that people believe misinformation. Misinformation kills people, and we need to uncover the truth,” she said.
The Delta variant in Texas has become a major strain of COVID-19, which is seeing a worrying increase in deaths that mostly affect people who are not vaccinated.
Encouragingly, however, state data show that vaccination speeds have increased in recent weeks.
Thus, approximately 12% of people in the state who are eligible for vaccines (12 years and older) are fully vaccinated and approximately 66% have received at least one dose.
This is lower than the national average, however, as 59.6% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated and 70.2% receive at least one dose, according to data from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), a leading agency. United States Sanitary.