A fully vaccinated woman’s obituary, written by her family, blames her dying of the coronavirus on millions of Americans who have not gotten the jab. Candace Ayers, 66, got the Moderna jab in March but still contracted Covid-19. She died six months later on September 3 at HSHS St John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, according to the Daily Mail.
‘She was preceded in death by more than 4,531,799 others infected with Covid-19,’ Ayers’ obituary states. ‘She was vaccinated but was infected by others who chose not to be. The cost was her life.’
Candace’s son Marc believes she contracted Covid-19 after she and her husband Terry, who was inoculated at the same time as she was, visited a friend in Mississippi. The southern state’s website shows its vaccination rate is only 42%. The friend whom the couple visited lost her husband to the coronavirus.
‘This all could have been avoided,’ Marc told CNN.
‘This could have been prevented by a few acts of kindness. They were in a state that had one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Getting a vaccine and wearing a mask for others… had this been done, she would be here today.’
Candace felt fatigue on her journey back from Mississippi and tested positive for Covid-19, Marc told USA Today. She was then admitted to the hospital and prescribed antibiotics and sent home. Just a few days later, she was hospitalized for a month and put on a ventilator for three weeks.
She developed sepsis, had damage to her lungs and was taken off the ventilator.
Candace was born in Mobile, Alabama, and worked as an orthodontic assistant before becoming a stay-at-home mom, according to her obituary. Once her children grew up, she worked at St John’s Prairie Heart Institute for five years.
‘She also had a fine knack for speaking her mind, a great eye for detail, an amazing ability to organize, and was quite possibly the best mom, wife, and Gagi in the entire world,’ her obituary reads.
Marc told CNN that ‘it’s been really wonderful to hear from friends and strangers regarding the obituary’.
‘Because of our story, people have told us they are getting vaccinated,’ Candace’s son said. ‘Of course, there are negative comments as well, but the majority has been positive.’