This tragic story of a family's battle with COVID-19 just goes to prove how dangerous the virus still is.
Read on to find out more about this tragedy...
2020 is finally over...But that doesn't mean that the tragedies will immediately come to a halt.
COVID-19 is still very much a problem...
via: GettyDespite the vaccine being rolled out a few weeks ago.
So much so...
via: GettyThat the tragic story has reached us of a mom and daughter and their last moments together. This is truly heartbreaking...
Now, we're all aware that 2020 has been nothing short of terrible.
via: GettyCOVID-19 took the entire planet hostage back in March, and things have been nothing short of diabolical ever since.
Of course, there's no denying how unprepared the entire world was for this pandemic...And Donald Trump's eagerness to tone down the virus didn't at all go to plan. Even when the president was tested positive for COVID himself in October, he continued to play it down and insist that we can simply "live with the virus."
This was extremely alarming for many to hear from one of the most powerful leaders in the world...
And it got us all wondering... What's the progress with the much-needed vaccine?
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Pharmaceutical organizations from all around the world have been working tirelessly to discover a vaccine.
via: ShutterstockBut, to begin with, they didn't have much luck.
However, some amazing news was brought to us a few months ago.
And as for the results?
via: GettyWell, they were looking that good that some countries started distributing the COVID vaccine out to their citizens a few weeks ago, including here in the U.S.
The arrival of this vaccine is a huge sigh of relief...But this doesn't mean that the pandemic is over.
So many people are still losing their lives to the deadly virus...And this is mostly due to the mixing of households because many feel it is now okay to start visiting their loved ones again.
Well, this is far from the case...
via: GettyA woman who shared a post of her and her COVID-stricken mother in the hospital together proves that we still need to take the virus seriously.
Forty-nine-year-old Anabel Sharma posted a picture of her and her seventy-six-year-old mom Maria Rico in the ICU...The photo showed the pair holding hands side by side in hospital together, Anabel wrote: "Don't let this be you."
The mom and daughter, who are from the U.K, were admitted to Leicester Royal Infirmary in October...After contracting the virus back in September.
Anabel believes their whole family became sick after her twelve-year-old son Isaac contracted the disease...Due to him returning to school in September.
Anabel pleaded with those downplaying the virus...Saying: "The speed Covid ravaged through our family was frightening. Anyone can get it and it's roulette whether you will survive."If anyone is thinking about breaking the rules, I'd urge them to put themselves in my shoes and think about what it might be like to watch your mum die, or be told that you might not live."
Writing on the Humans of COVID-19 Facebook group, Anabel said..."No one should have to go through what we did. By the time my mum and I were rushed to A&E, we both needed ITU but they were full. "We only got our beds because four patients died that day, freeing up spaces. The CPAP treatment for COVID is horrific and relentless, I had to wear a plastic hood 24/7 for four weeks that forced oxygen into my lungs."
She continued..."It felt like sticking your head out of a car going at 30mph, it was noisy, I couldn't see, hear, and they fed me through an opening on the side of the hood. Just take a moment.... 24/7 for four weeks. "I asked them every day if I was going to die, and they said they didn't know. My mum died on ITU. The kind ITU team organized for my bed to be next to mum's so I could be with her until the end. Talk to her, hold her hand, they also managed to allow my sister to be with us too."
Even though she got to have contact with her mom before she died, she tragically had to watch her mom's funeral alone through live stream due to being too ill to attend.
"I am on oxygen and have life-changing, permanent lung damage. I have PTSD which is common for people who spend a long time on ITU." She added: "What you read about NHS bed pressures is true, it isn't like the flu and people are dying or if they are a survivor like me, they may never be the same again."
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