“Match and wholesome” man, 42, from Southport, who refused the vaccine, dies of Covid | Coronavirus
A “fit and healthy” 42-year-old who loved climbing mountains and lifting weights has died of Covid after refusing to get the vaccine, leaving his twin sister and mother heartbroken, and others in front of them warned to believe that they face the dangers of the virus.
The father of one child, John Eyers, a Southport, Merseyside construction expert, has been described by his sister Jenny McCann as “the fittest, healthiest person I know.”
She added that her brother climbed the Welsh mountains and camped wild four weeks before he died.
But he was left in the intensive care unit after contracting the coronavirus and before he was ventilated, told his advisor that he wished he had been vaccinated. His twin said her brother’s death was “a tragedy”.
“He thought if he caught Covid-19 he would be fine. He thought he would have a mild illness. He didn’t want to vaccinate his body. His was pumped full of every drug in the hospital. They threw everything at him, “McCann said on Twitter.
“It shouldn’t have happened. He leaves a mother and father, sister (me) and a 19 year old daughter. My two children have lost their funny uncle. The uncle who always played with them. “
McCann said her brother dressed up as Santa Claus for her children. “My mother lost her little boy. My niece, her beloved and needed father. That should not have happened. My mom wants people to know about John. For his story, to save someone’s life. For the pain and loss that makes people get a vaccine. “
Tributes came from friends of Eyers, too, and many described him as “an incredibly fit person” and “one of the most active and fittest people” they knew.
A friend wrote: “He had a great passion for exercise and fitness in bodybuilding, triathlon, climbing, and more.
“He helped me a few years ago when I was competing when I was struggling with my preparation, and he was the support and extra guidance I needed to get me through my show.
“He wasn’t my trainer. He helped me in his spare time and wholeheartedly because fitness was such a great passion of his. I can never thank him enough for his support. “
He added, “Unfortunately, John was lost to Covid with no underlying health issues. His family wants others to see this exchange and get them to reconsider some of their decisions regarding Covid, which I think is absolutely incredible. ”However, McCann said her brother had asthma in an earlier July 3rd tweet.
Healthcare workers and Covid patients have increasingly voiced their regrets about not being vaccinated if they become seriously ill.
Dr. Samantha Batt-Rawden, a senior intensive care nurse, said she only encountered one patient in the intensive care unit who received both doses of vaccines and that the “vast majority” of the people she saw were “completely unvaccinated”.
Batt-Rawden said it is difficult to see the regret on patients’ faces when they feel uncomfortable and have to go on a ventilator. “It can be dawning on them that they may have made the biggest mistake of their lives [in not getting the vaccine]which is really hard, ”she said, adding that she heard people tell family members about their regrets.