Kali Cook, of Bacliff, became the youngest COVID death in Galveston County since the pandemic began, and now her parents are regretting their decision not to get vaccinated against the virus.
‘I was one of the people that was anti [vaxx], I was against it,’ said mother Karra Harwood. ‘Now, I wish I never was.’
Harwood told The Daily News in Galveston that her daughter had no diagnosed immune disorders or other health conditions, but that she did tend to get sicker than her siblings.
Most of the family was under quarantine after Harwood tested positive for the virus on Monday and had to be sectioned off away from the family.
Despite their efforts, the virus quickly spread, infecting her fiancé and her 5-month-old son, who had to be taken to the hospital.
By about 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Harwood noticed Kali had a fever, so she gave her some medicine and helped her go back to sleep.
By 7 a.m., when Harwood and her fiancé left for work, Kali had died.
But Kali’s condition continued to worsen, and by 7 a.m., she was dead.
‘She died in her sleep,’ Harwood said.
Kali, who had just started preschool, is among the 466 Galveston residents who lost their lives due to COVID, and she is the first resident younger than 20-years-old who succumbed to the virus.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Ronny Reyes