A father of five daughters says, “I still curse myself for persuading my wife to take the vaccine. I thought it would save us from the virus but it killed her.” He says after the death of his wife no one in the family and even the neighbors are willing to take the COVID vaccine.
It is about the snack shop owner Ganga Prasad Gupta (48) and his wife Savita (45). The couple ran a snack shop in Ganesh Nagar (East Delhi).
After the first COVID wave, they were concerned about their exposure to the virus and thus planned to get vaccinated. So, they got themselves vaccinated with the first dose on April 14, 2021 as soon as the vaccine was allowed for the 45+ age group, reported The Hindu.
The couple has five daughters and they thought that their vaccination would ensure the safety of the entire family. However, things didn’t work out as they thought.
Mrs. Savita (Ganga Prasad’s wife) started showing symptoms like fever and cough after getting the first dose.
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Prasad didn’t get any such symptoms, but Savita’s symptoms got severe as the time passed. Savita took paracetamol as suggested during vaccination.
And, when there was no improvement in her condition, Ganga Prasad took her to the clinic where the doctor said that these are post vaccination symptoms and will gradually fade away.
They waited till April 25th, when Savita started feeling breathing issues.
“I rushed her to LBS hospital at 5:30 p.m. as her condition was deteriorating. Initially, we avoided going to the hospital as there was a hue and cry for oxygen and hospital bed but seeing her condition I was left with no other option. I got her admitted but she expired within half an hour of admission,” says Ganga Prasad.
Mr. Gupta used to manage the snack shop along with his wife. He used to supply material to other nearby shops while his wife managed the shop and family.
“I shifted to Delhi from Bareilly in 1985 and got married to Savita in Delhi. We have five daughters and last year in November we got our eldest daughter married. And we were planning the marriage of our second daughter who is 23 years old,” he said.
“After the death of my wife, no one in my family is willing to take the COVID vaccine. Even my neighbours have refused to take the vaccine. No one from the government has come to visit us or order an inquiry into my wife’s death.
I still curse myself for persuading my wife to take the vaccine. I thought it would save us from the virus but it killed her,” said Mr. Gupta.
Its not Gupta’s family and neighbors who are refusing the COVID vaccine. Recently, about a third of Chicago Police Department, almost 3000 officers defied the illegal vaccine mandate as it enters its first full week in effect resulting in a stalemate.
Even, reporter Allison Williams left ESPN over COVID-19 vaccine mandate, saying “I am so morally and ethically not aligned with this.”
Wearing her dark-blue uniform in a bombshell interview she revealed that she had been “troubled” by how police resources have been applied during the pandemic by state authorities.
However, a small but significant victory was achieved Wednesday when the French Senate rejacted a socialist senator’s proposal to make the COVID experimental vaccine mandatory for all citizens living in France. Non-compliance would trigger a fine of 135 euro (about $150 USD), and 1,500 euro for re-offenders.