Collin Donnell

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A far lonelier death

One of my best friend’s dads just died of COVID after battling it for several weeks until he was eventually in a coma. They were forced to remove the feeding tube when there was nothing else that could be done. She is heartbroken. Quoting her, “A COVID death is not like other deaths. It is far, far lonelier. And it leaves very lonely people behind.”

Her dad did the right things and still was infected with this horrible disease, probably from someone who didn’t even know they had it.

Wear your mask and get your parents vaccinated. If you can’t get them vaccinated yet, do what you can to get them to stay home and not take unnecessary risks. I’ve struggled to get my own parents to take this as seriously as they should. Don’t let anyone you love die hooked up to machines alone in a hospital.