A match and wholesome 42-year-old father has died of Covid-19 after refusing the vaccine as a result of he thought he could be OK if he contracted the virus, his twin sister stated.
John Eyers had been climbing the Welsh mountains and wild tenting one month earlier than his dying final week, which got here precisely 4 weeks after he examined constructive.
His twin sister Jenny McCann from London stated he was the ‘fittest, healthiest particular person I do know’ and had thought he would solely have a ‘delicate sickness’ if he obtained coronavirus.
She added that he had a ‘perception in his personal immortality’ however earlier than going onto a ventilator in hospital he instructed his advisor that he wished he had been vaccinated.
Mr Eyers, of Southport, Merseyside, died in intensive care after affected by an an infection and organ failure, and leaves behind his mother and father and a daughter aged 19.
John Eyers, 42, had been climbing the Welsh mountains and wild tenting one month earlier than his dying final week, which got here precisely 4 weeks after he examined constructive for Covid-19
Earlier than going onto a ventilator in hospital whereas being handled for Covid-19, Mr Eyers instructed his advisor that he wished he had been vaccinated, in response to his twin sister
Mr Eyers was described by his sister Jenny McCann because the ‘fittest, healthiest particular person I do know’
Mr Eyers, of Southport, Merseyside, leaves behind his mother and father and a daughter aged 19
Writing on Twitter, mother-of-two Ms McCann, of Pinner, North West London, stated on Monday: ‘My 42-year-old previous twin brother died in ITU of Covid-19 final week.
‘He died precisely 4 weeks after testing constructive. He was the fittest, healthiest particular person I do know. He was climbing Welsh mountains and wild tenting 4 weeks earlier than his dying.
‘The one pre-existing well being situation he had was the idea in his personal immortality . He thought if he contracted Covid-19 he could be OK. He thought he would have a light sickness. He did not need to put a vaccine on his physique.’
She added that Mr Eyers was ‘pumped full of each drug within the hospital’, saying: ‘They threw every little thing at him. However ultimately the bedfellow of Covid-19, an infection and organ failure, claimed his life.
Mr Eyers had thought he could be OK if he contracted coronavirus, his twin sister stated
‘Earlier than he was ventilated he instructed his advisor that he wished he had been vaccinated. That he wished he had listened. His dying is a tragedy. It should not have occurred. He leaves a mum and pa, a sister (me), and a 19-year-old daughter.’
Ms McCann added that her two youngsters had ‘misplaced their enjoyable uncle’ who would ‘all the time play with them’ and dressed up as Father Christmas on Christmas Day.
She continued: ‘My mum has misplaced her child boy. My niece, her a lot cherished and wanted dad. This should not have occurred.
‘My mum needs folks to find out about John. For his story to save lots of somebody’s life. For ache and loss to drive folks to get a vaccine.’
Again in Could 10, Mr Eyers’s sister Jenny McCann had tweeted a selfie of her along with her vaccine card after getting her first jab, saying: ‘Full on tears after getting Covid jab’
Ms McCann posted a sequence of tweets on Monday and stated her brother ‘wished he had listened’
Again on Could 10, Ms McCann had tweeted a selfie of her along with her vaccine card after getting her first jab, saying: ‘Full on tears after getting Covid jab. Actually reveals the collective weight we have all been carrying. So grateful to the NHS.’
Greater than 85million Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in UK, with 88 per cent of adults having had a primary dose and 72 per cent each doses.
Public Well being England information reveals that round 60,000 deaths, 22 million infections and 52,600 hospitalisations have been prevented by the vaccines as much as July 23.
The coronavirus vaccination programme now seems set to be rolled out to greater than one million extra youngsters with new recommendation anticipated for 16 and 17-year-olds.
Some under-18s are already eligible for a jab if they’ve sure well being situations, dwell with an immunocompromised particular person, or are approaching their 18th birthday.
Some 223,755 under-18s in England have already obtained a primary dose. Round 1.4 million 16 and 17-year-olds will probably be eligible when the programme is prolonged.
They’re anticipated to obtain the Pfizer vaccine, which has been accepted to be used within the UK for folks aged 12 and over.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is predicted to make a advice on extending the vaccination programme ‘imminently’.