‘I’m sorry, but it’s too late’: Alabama doctor on treating unvaccinated, dying COVID patients

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‘I’m sorry, but it’s too late’: Alabama doctor on treating unvaccinated, dying COVID patients

Post by Z6IIAB » Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:47 pm

https://www.al.com/news/2021/07/im-sorr ... ents.html
Dr. Brytney Cobia said Monday that all but one of her COVID patients in Alabama did not receive the vaccine. The vaccinated patient, she said, just needed a little oxygen and is expected to fully recover. Some of the others are dying.

“I’m admitting young healthy people to the hospital with very serious COVID infections,” wrote Cobia, a hospitalist at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, in an emotional Facebook post Sunday. “One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late.”

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“A few days later when I call time of death,” continued Cobia on Facebook, “I hug their family members and I tell them the best way to honor their loved one is to go get vaccinated and encourage everyone they know to do the same.”

“They cry. And they tell me they didn’t know. They thought it was a hoax. They thought it was political. They thought because they had a certain blood type or a certain skin color they wouldn’t get as sick. They thought it was ‘just the flu’. But they were wrong. And they wish they could go back. But they can’t. So they thank me and they go get the vaccine. And I go back to my office, write their death note, and say a small prayer that this loss will save more lives.”

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“You kind of go into it thinking, ‘Okay, I’m not going to feel bad for this person, because they make their own choice,’” Cobia said. “But then you actually see them, you see them face to face, and it really changes your whole perspective, because they’re still just a person that thinks that they made the best decision that they could with the information that they have, and all the misinformation that’s out there.

“And now all you really see is their fear and their regret. And even though I may walk into the room thinking, ‘Okay, this is your fault, you did this to yourself,’ when I leave the room, I just see a person that’s really suffering, and that is so regretful for the choice that they made.”

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“I try to be very non-judgmental when I’m getting a new COVID patient that’s unvaccinated, but I really just started asking them, ‘Why haven’t you gotten the vaccine?’ And I’ll just ask it point blank, in the least judgmental way possible,” she said. “And most of them, they’re very honest, they give me answers. ‘I talked to this person, I saw this thing on Facebook, I got this email, I saw this on the news,’ you know, these are all the reasons that I didn’t get vaccinated.
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Re: ‘I’m sorry, but it’s too late’: Alabama doctor on treating unvaccinated, dying COVID patients

Post by Tanagra » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:21 am

Old, now, but certainly still relevant.

It's a little odd seeing the news out of Australia, though. It's weirdly like it only just began for them.

https://www.health.gov.au/health-alerts/covid-19

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Re: ‘I’m sorry, but it’s too late’: Alabama doctor on treating unvaccinated, dying COVID patients

Post by Russly » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:22 pm

Having gotten vaccinated for covid and not the flu and having then gotten the flu last year, I can attest to this post.

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