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Woman Who Was ‘Too Busy’ to Get Vaccine is Now ‘Furious with Herself’ After Catching Virus
Data released by the CDC shows that COVID-19 is surging among unvaccinated people, who now make up the majority of hospitalized cases. This makes me wonder when anti-vaxxers are going to get some common sense? Because clearly, they don’t have any,
And some are beginning to regret their foolishness, as CNN’s Miguel Marquez found out. He really wanted to know what anti-vaxxers were thinking by being stubborn, so he visited Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mediaite reports. Where he met Aimee Matzen, who is exhausted, struggling to breathe thanks to COVID-19, and clearly having second thoughts about her refusal to be vaccinated.
“The fact that I am here now, I am furious with myself,” Matzen said, visibly struggling to breathe. “Because I was not vaccinated.”
Matzen is currently in the COVID-19 intensive care unit where she’s receiving oxygen treatments and hopes to stay well enough to avoid being hooked up to a ventilator.
CNN has been regularly featuring interviews with COVID-19 patients who regret not being vaccinated against the deadly disease, which may, of course, lead some cynics to dismiss the reports as “blaming and shaming,” but Colby Hall, writing for Mediaite, notes that Marquez doesn’t treat his subjects disrespectfully.
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Hopefully, reports like his will encourage vaccine skeptics to change their minds and be vaccinated. After all, it’s okay to be skeptical towards things that affect you and you only but those who refuse to receive the vaccine are putting the rest of us in danger.
As a result, health officials are now stating the obvious.
“There is a clear message that is coming through: This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” said CDC director Rochelle Walensky during a virtual press briefing by the White House coronavirus task force. “We are seeing outbreaks of cases in parts of the country that have low unvaccinated coverage because unvaccinated people are at risk. And communities that are fully vaccinated are generally faring well.”
Fully vaccinated people are “protected against severe COVID hospitalization and death and are even protected against the known variants, including the Delta variant, circulating in this country,” Walensky noted, adding the unvaccinated “remain at risk.”
Indeed, coronavirus cases are once again on the uptick in the U.S. and around the world, so it’s really beyond time for the anti-vax nutters to get a clue. Our lives depend on it.
Watch the video below.
— Brianna Keilar (@brikeilarcnn) July 30, 2021