Doctors say “death is imminent” for a woman in a hospital bed in Michigan who “resolutely” rejected the COVID-19 vaccine.

Doctor tells COVID-19 patient

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  • Dr. Nicole Linder of Michigan said he saw the patient’s COVID-19 symptoms worsen for several weeks.

  • Her patient, Kathy, refused to be vaccinated, and now it’s too late, Linder said.

  • “There’s everything you can do for her, but she’ll lose the fight and lose her life,” Linder said.

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A Michigan doctor has issued a harsh warning to a woman lying in a hospital bed who refused to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “Death is imminent.”

Dr. Nicole Linder, chief hospitalist at the OSF St. Francis Hospital Medical Group in Escanaba, Michigan, urged the public to be vaccinated against the coronavirus on Thursday. To clarify her claim, she quoted her “very special patient” named Kathy, who “resolutely refused the vaccine” before becoming infected with the coronavirus.

According to local media, Kathy has been hospitalized for at least three weeks fighting COVID-19, Linder said.

After being admitted to the hospital, Kathy called on several friends and family to convince her to vaccinate. According to, at least six people have been vaccinated after talking to Kathy, Linder said.

Kathy was subsequently released with hospice care to spend time with her family as her symptoms continued to worsen. Prior to her release, Kathy and Linder hugged goodbye.

“It was too late for her,” said Linder, who had permission from Kathy to share her story. “There’s everything you can do for her, but she’ll lose her life in the fight, and she’s a cheerful, sociable, just wonderful person, and this didn’t have to happen. Her family didn’t have to happen to her. I didn’t have to lose. “”

For months, health professionals have urged the public to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Friday, unvaccinated people Up to 11 times more chance Die at COVID-19 than the person who got the jab.

Nationally, about 54% of the US population is completely vaccinated against the coronavirus. data Edited by Johns Hopkins University.

“I’m tired, painful, tired of seeing people suffer unnecessarily and die of illnesses that could have been prevented with a simple, safe and effective vaccine,” says Linder. I did. “I don’t want to see my patient’s family suffering from this sadness and the guilt of playing a role in the family’s decision not to be vaccinated.”

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