A mother of two adult sons, both of whom lost their battle with COVID-19 is urging others to get vaccinated for a better chance to survive the virus.
The woman, Lisa Brandon from Jacksonville, Florida, told WJAX-TV her two sons contracted the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus in late July, and both had passed away on Aug. 12, only 12 hours apart.
The brothers, 35-year-old Aaron Jaggi and 41-year-old Free Jaggi were not vaccinated. They lived with Brandon on Southside before the virus swept through the family.
Brandon, who was immunized, also contracted the virus but survived the infection. She told the outlet she only had mild symptoms while watching her sons’ health gradually degrade with double pneumonia and eventually put in the ICU with ventilators.
“This is horrible. I love my boys,” Brandon said in tears. “They never made it home.”
Brandon could not help but conclude that it was the jabs that kept her alive, regretting she had not urged harder for her sons to also get immunized.
“I think they would be alive today if they would have gotten their shot,” she said. “I wouldn’t have gotten it as bad. I wish I could have made them do it. And now it’s too late.”
Brandon, who took the Moderna vaccine, wants to share her story so others may reconsider what they should choose to survive the lethal virus.
“It’s a parent’s worst nightmare,” said Lisa Brandon in sorrow. “The only reason I’m doing this is to put the word out to please get vaccinated.”
Florida is witnessing CCP virus or COVID-19 spikes more significant than it saw in last year’s battle with the virus. As of Aug. 23, its 7-day average of infections was 30,148, with a 7-day average of 297 fatalities, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The state has had 53.12% of its eligible population fully vaccinated.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) was among the politicians that rebelled against president Joe Biden’s approach in COVID-19 protocols in general. However, he also encouraged citizens to get the vaccine shots and believe that it was critical to withstand the pandemic.
Yet, DeSantis does not want to impose any vaccine mandate. Aside from vaccines, the governor had also opened free monoclonal antibody therapy sites around the state to help patients in the early stage of COVID-19.
The vaccines currently available in the United States are experimental, except for Pfizer, which was fully authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration just this week. Some people opted out of the doses after reports about potential side effects and other beliefs.
Although the shots cannot guarantee complete protection from COVID-19 infection, experts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ensure they can still fend off severe illnesses and the possibility of death.
Many organizations and areas around the United States have adopted vaccine mandates, but others still remain hesitant and promote personal freedom of choice.