AL.com reports Wednesday on an “emotional Facebook post” by Dr. Brytney Cobia, a hospitalist in Birmingham, Alabama who tells her dying, unvaccinated COVID patients that “it’s too late” as they beg her for the vaccine.
“One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late.” https://t.co/xFQoMYrX6l
— Stephanie M. Lee (@stephaniemlee) July 21, 2021
“A few days later when I call time of death,” continued Cobia on Facebook, “I hug their family members and I tell them the best way to honor their loved one is to go get vaccinated and encourage everyone they know to do the same.”
“They cry. And they tell me they didn’t know. They thought it was a hoax. They thought it was political. They thought because they had a certain blood type or a certain skin color they wouldn’t get as sick. They thought it was ‘just the flu’. But they were wrong. And they wish they could go back. But they can’t. So they thank me and they go get the vaccine. And I go back to my office, write their death note, and say a small prayer that this loss will save more lives.”
It is a shame they thought it was political. Maybe Joe Biden and Kamala Harris shouldn’t have been so skeptical about the vaccine during election season.
It’s true. I was there. I was the endotracheal tube.
— Robby (@RCAgator) July 21, 2021
— Rodrigo Villareal (@hillglazier) July 21, 2021
— Chili (@Chili1179) July 21, 2021
Of all the things that didn’t happen, this didn’t happen the most.
— Andrei Cosmin (@CAndreiCosmin) July 21, 2021
Has the same kinda energy as this… pic.twitter.com/big4kKsdaL
— vicar in a tutu (@randybraggg) July 21, 2021
— The Laughing Man (@laughingmantwit) July 21, 2021
Yeah that didn’t happen
— Don Keedic (@MMAshitposter) July 21, 2021
— Flo (@LiquidFlorian) July 21, 2021
was the patient jessie smollet?
— Foo (@dpc_jobs) July 21, 2021
“…and then everybody starts clapping.”
— Jocheved (@Jocheved4) July 21, 2021
And sometimes late at night, when it’s perfectly quiet and still you can hear their cries for the vaccine.
— Paul Dewan (@pauldewan) July 21, 2021
guys this is so emotionally manipulative but not in an effective way, this is really going to turn people off
— 1000+ Depraved & Vile Limericks. Buy it on Amazon! (@TheLimRestored) July 21, 2021
— John Davis (@JGuapo14) July 21, 2021
Did this actually happen? pic.twitter.com/StQnSWFciH
— Michelle Obama’s Penis (@MichObamasPenis) July 21, 2021
I thought we learned our lesson about putting Covid patients on ventilators. If you’re a doctor and you’re still doing this then you have a huge malpractice suit waiting on you in the future. We have treatments for Covid already but we’re not allowed to talk about them.
— Voluntary Vixens (probs Jessie)🔥🖤💛 (@VixensVoluntary) July 21, 2021
So why not just give them Ivermectin (See: India) or put them on a Calcifediol (activated Vitamin D) drip? Spain did a study that revealed that revealed it had an outsized effect on fatalities.
Why is there nothing other than vaccines and intubations?https://t.co/EZZFpOCPCa
— Plato Politicus (@PlatoPoliticus) July 21, 2021
Maybe you should have instead offered them hydroxichloriquine and zinc. And maybe got them ivermechtin as soon as they presented with symptoms or better yet allowed access before contraction.
— thekansascitian (@thekansascitian) July 21, 2021
I hate to do this but, people are not intubated for COVID as common practice. I am sure it happens but is not the primary treatment because it does not help with recovery. pic.twitter.com/ZGLlufsUZ6
— ITS OK TO DISAGREE – LIFE IS BIGGER THAN POLITICS (@lstromness) July 21, 2021
Lol. Whatever. 🤡🤡🤡
— IPhilya (@i_philya) July 21, 2021
— Fareesh Vijayarangam (@fareesh) July 21, 2021
Ah yes, another loquacious patient on the verge of intubation tearfully affirming all of the writer’s most deeply-held political opinions.
Please leave 2020 fanfic in 2020.
— JAF (@JonFendler) July 21, 2021
— Purplehazeupinmybrain (@roofingandcladd) July 21, 2021
— Iroquois Pliskin (@FOXDIE_2020) July 21, 2021
— Lord Bojmir (@Lordbojmir) July 21, 2021
This landed well. Good try though
— Skyhook McGee (@CPhillErUp2) July 21, 2021
This didnt happen so hard that things that did happen are now unhappening
— Therapist (@Kurtwilder21) July 21, 2021
— Andy Guerra (@WarAngels4) July 21, 2021
— J S (@JustStout) July 21, 2021
— Janice (@jannyfayray) July 21, 2021
Cool story pic.twitter.com/N5YPUnOFEM
— Mikey Havok (@Thepissedoffga1) July 21, 2021
Wonder what is said to dying vaccinated folks
— Chasm (@Chasmole) July 21, 2021
This Facebook post-turned-news story really did not land well.
‘I’m not taking it’: Here’s a must-see compilation of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris spreading vaccine skepticism https://t.co/bQ2DaNGlng
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 17, 2021