A woman in Alabama whose 28-year-old son died of COVID-19 regrets not getting vaccinated and said his last words were 'this is not a hoax, this is real'

Houston, Texas - A child is given the Covid-19 vaccine May 13, 2021. Getty Images/Brandon Bell His mother stated that a 28-year old Alabaman died from COVID-19, despite being healthy. He had not received the vaccine. According to The Washington Post, she regretted not having her family vaccinated when it was possible. Alabama has the lowest level of vaccination among all US states and is experiencing a rise in COVID-19. Check out more stories from Insider's business page. Alabama mother, who lost her son, aged 28, to COVID-19 has expressed regret that her family wasn't vaccinated. Christy Carpenter stated to The Washington Post that her family was not vaccinated due to concerns over when it would be available. She said that while other vaccines took many years to develop, the coronavirus vaccine was developed quickly. It took me watching my son suffer from COVID and seeing him die before we realized that the vaccine was necessary. She said, "We didn't get vaccinated when it was possible and regret that so much now." Continue reading: Don't penalize the vaccinated, make it more difficult to choose not to be vaccinated Curt Carpenter was Curt Carpenter's son. He had contracted COVID-19 in March. After developing pneumonia, he was put on a ventilator. He died May 2. His mother was also admitted with COVID-19 but was able recover. Carpenter said that her son was well before he caught the virus and that he believed it to be a hoax. He said that he believed the pandemic was a hoax and that it was real. Many people regret not having vaccinated when they are hospitalized with COVID-19, or after watching their loved ones suffer from or die from this disease. Authorities are working to discourage vaccine hesitancy, and to encourage people to get the shot. According to data from the Mayo Clinic, Alabama has the lowest level of vaccination among all US states, with only 34% of its citizens fully vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 50% of the US population (163 million) had been fully vaccinated as of Sunday. Continue the story Alabama is also one of the states that are seeing an increase in COVID-19-related cases due to the rapid spread of the transmissible Delta variant. US health officials declared that there is now a "pandemic" of unvaccinated people, announcing last month nearly all COVID-19-related deaths in the US. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, more than 610,000 Americans have been affected by COVID-19. Do you have a tip for the reporter? This reporter can be reached at kvlamis@insider.com Business Insider has the original article.

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