Young people say freebies like pizza won’t increase vaccine uptake
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Tiffany Devereaux, 35, is pushing for more people to get vaccinated after she lost her 35-year-old fiancé, Britt McCall, her 65-year-old mother and her 85-year-old grandmother to coronavirus in just five days.
Ms Devereaux, who lives in Florida, told local news station WJXT: “I lost my grandmother on Saturday, lost my fiancé on Monday and lost my momma yesterday [Thursday]. I had to skip going to my [grandmother’s] funeral so I could get to the hospital to say goodbye to my momma.
“I feel so lost. I don’t know what to think or how to feel right now. I want my loved ones back. They are the ones that always got me through the hard times in my life, and now, they’re all gone.”
Ms Devereaux also tested positive for Covid but had mild symptoms. She said her grandmother was the only member of her family who had been vaccinated.
Tiffany Devereaux tragically lost her fiance Britt McCall to Covid. (Image: Facebook/Tiffany Devereaux)
Tiffany also lost her mum. (Image: Facebook/Darlene Glass)
She continued: “My mom and fiancé, their last wish was for me to get vaccinated. They told me how painful this virus was. I just want everyone to know how important this is.”
Mr McCall’s father, Mark McCall, 60, also died from Covid and his mum Sherry, 58, had received treatment in hospital after contracting the virus.
Mr McCall’s sister, Payten, 24, told CNN: “It has been one of the most, roughest and hardest experiences that I have ever had to go through in my whole life, and I would never, ever wish this on anybody in their family.”
Tiffany said she had to miss her grandmother’s funeral so she could say goodbye to her mum. (Image: Facebook/Tiffany Devereaux)
Ms McCall said her family were too frightened to get the vaccine because they have health conditions and didn’t know how their bodies would react.
She continued: “We weren’t trying to convince anyone not to get it. We didn’t care what choices people made, but unfortunately we made the wrong one.”
Ms McCall has since had her first vaccine dose and wants others to do the same. She said: “All the people who are scared to get vaccinated, do it! Do it for the people you care about because I don’t think you want to see them suffer the way we’re suffering right now.”
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President Joe Biden this week expressed his sadness of the rising-yet-preventable deaths among the unvaccinated.
He said in an address from the White House: “Right now, too many people are dying or watching someone they love die and say, ‘If I’d just got the vaccine’.
“This is an American tragedy. People are dying who don’t have to die.”