Father of five dies after texting fiancee: ‘I should have gotten the damn vaccine’

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Raw Story: A 39-year-old father of five from Las Vegas has died from complications of COVID-19 after sending a text to his fiancee from the hospital saying, “I should have gotten the damn vaccine.”

According to Jessica DuPreez, she and her fiance Michael Freedy, a Las Vegas casino worker, “wanted to wait just one year from the release (of the vaccine) to see what effects people had, but there was never any intention not to get it.”

“That is a decision she said she will always regret,” according to Las Vegas’ Fox affiliate.

A tearful DuPreez told the station that during a recent vacation to San Diego, Freedy got a severe sunburn. After they got back, he went to the emergency room with nausea and chills, thinking he might have sun poisoning, but he tested positive for COVID.

Freedy was sent home and told to isolate. A few days later, he woke up in the middle of the night, unable to breathe or walk.

He was admitted to the hospital with double pneumonia, and later placed on a ventilator.

“I just kept telling him you’re going to get through this, you’ve got to come home to us,” DuPreez said of their last conversation. “I was like please keep fighting, don’t give. He was like, I’m trying to fight, but they’re going to intubate me and put me under.”

Freedy also texted DuPreez saying, “I should have gotten the damn vaccine.”

“He is only 39. Our babies now don’t have a dad,” DuPreez said of their children ages 17, 10, 7, 6 and 17 months. “You can’t say I am young and it won’t affect me because it will.”

In an online fundraiser for the family, she added: “The love of my life, my rock, my everything. The father to my babies, is no longer with us. I don’t know what to do.”



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  1. Vaccinated or unvaccinated, if one has a severe infection, he is most probably doomed without wonder drug against original strain or Delta variant.

    Though, fortunately, China has such a wonder drug having existed for thousands of years, yet the vaccine interest groups and their rep experts have been desperaterly pushing and forcing all the Chinese people to get vaccinated. Unthinkable?

    Now came the laughing stock. In the recent Nanjing Delta outbreak, over 99% of the infected were fully vaccinated, among whom there are 8 with severe infections. Yet, the Western Medicine experts are still shamelessly urging the unvaccinated to get vaccinated, saying the vaccine can prevent severe illness and deaths. Really funny? And they are reaching out to kids! Really vicious?

    I think this is rather illogical because vaccines cannot prevent even asymptomatic and mild infections, how could they possibly prevent severe infections and deaths?

    One netizen is outwitting me. He said these vaccine experts are creating a unique super bulletproof vest: it is not bulletproof, but is artilleryproof and missileproof! Who will believe this absurdity? But too many people have believed it.

    I know it’s almost the same situation in USA, but the table is now been partly turned when infection rate among fully vaccinated reached about 74% in MA and daily cases have again topped 100,000.

  2. “What gets me is the WAY they are tricking, cajoling, tempting, and even LYING to you to take the shot. If that’s not a signal NOT to take it I don’t know what is?”

    Amazing, isn’t it! The evil couldn’t be more obvious!

  3. The fact that the guy wanted to wait a year to see how the vaccine affected others precludes me from having much sympathy. He was a casino worker who rolled the dice and lost.

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