In a series of unfortunate events, Mary Green who was 92 at the time, passed away after contracting the coronavirus five days after getting her first vaccine. The dementia sufferer was being treated at her care home in North Tyneside.
According to the DailyMail, doctors said “she couldn’t be moved to a hospital because she was too frail to undergo invasive treatment and would find the change of scene confusing.”
12 days later, the great-grandmother died of suspected sepsis (blood poisoning), which was likely caused by the coronavirus. Scientists say it takes around two weeks for vaccines to spark immunity, suggesting Mary’s first dose came too late to protect her from the disease.
It’s for this reason that Dr. Anthony Fauci has made it clear that getting the COVID-19 vaccination doesn’t suddenly give people a “free pass to travel.” Other health experts agree that those who have received their first doses should continue to follow restrictions such as social distancing and wearing a mask.
Mary’s heartbroken son Chris, 52, said “The care she needed in her final days wasn’t in a care home setting, it was in a hospital setting, and she couldn’t have that.”