July 14, 2024


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COVID-19 Survivor Keen to Get Vaccine

A healthful and in good shape triathlete who landed in a South Bay clinic for 112 days battling COVID-19 is keen to get a vaccine.

a man smiling for the camera: Tom Butts

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Tom Butts

“As before long as they convey to me I can get it, I will be down there to get the shot,” Tom Butts claimed. “I really don’t want to do this again.”


In the course of his time in the hospital, the 67-yr-previous expended 79 times in a coma. His family members feared he wouldn’t make it, but he was inevitably wheeled out in July. Months afterwards, he nevertheless has lingering health troubles.

“I have issue with respiration,” he claimed. “I simply cannot browse a complete sentence devoid of obtaining to end and take a breath. I have neuropathy.”

When he received sick, Butts was coaching for a 70-mile triathlon. Now, he desires people unwilling to get the vaccine to know that getting in good form will not supply them defense.

“I was in pretty very good health, and nevertheless, a person week later I was in the hospital and five days later in a coma,” he reported. “Far too dangerous. Get the shot.”

He stated people today ought to also assume about their household and liked types.

“Any one who wishes to consider a probability on it, glance at your family,” he reported. “Do you truly want to put them via that? I really don’t believe you do.”

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