““I should have gotten the damn vaccine,” 39-year-old Micheal Freedy of Las Vegas texted his fiancee, Jessica DuPreez, shortly before he died of the coronavirus, which put him in an intensive care unit last month.
Freedy was not opposed to vaccination, DuPreez told The Washington Post this week. But like many Americans who have yet to get their shots, the father of five wanted to wait and learn more about how people reacted to the vaccines before he got inoculated.
“I would take a bad reaction to the vaccine over having to bury my husband. I would take that any day,” Freedy’s fiancee, who is now an avid campaigner for people to get vaccinated, told CNN.”