AN UNVACCINATED couple both died just hours apart from Covid leaving behind four children.
Alvaro Fernandez, 44, and his wife Sylvia, 42, both passed away on the same day after not getting their jabs.
The couple were high school sweethearts who had been married for 25 years after first getting together when they were just 15.
Alvaro and Sylvia had four children together, including 17-year-old twins.
The couple died within hours of each other on December 19 after catching Covid just days earlier, family said.
Neither of them had received the jab.
Family said that Alvaro had actively refused the jab, while Sylvia had been open to it but did not get her first dose in time.
Relatives have now set up a fundraising page to help support their four children who have lost their mum and dad.
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Alvaro’s sister Alma Hernandez told NBC Los Angeles her brother had declined to have the vaccine.
And this was despite him suffering from underlying health conditions, including diabetes.
Sie sagte: “He wanted to wait and do more research. He Googled information. He didn’t want to believe everything that was on the news.
“This is kind of an eye opener for everybody in my family that whoever is not vaccinated definitely should have their vaccines.”
Alma has set up the fundraiser on GoFundMe.
Sie schrieb: “This will be a loss felt for a very long time. To be left without their parents, and to have to carry the weight of being pushed into adulthood while their still children themselves.
“Thank you so much for any help that you can provided during this tough time.”
San Bernardino County – where the couple lived – has reported more than 383,700 COVID cases and more than 6,000 related deaths.
Alvaro’s brother Salvador Fernandez said: “My brother and my sister-in-law, they were very close.
“They were high school sweethearts. They’ve been together since she was 15.
“One couldn’t live without the other.”
Omicron is a fuelling a surge of Covid cases across the world, with record numbers of infections being reported.
Daily global cases hit highs of 1.9million on December 30.
jedoch, a string of sehr positive Studien show Omicron IS milder than other strains, mit dem ersten offiziellen britischen Bericht, der das Risiko eines Krankenhausaufenthalts aufdeckt 50 zu 70 Prozent niedriger als bei Delta.
Covid-Auffrischungsimpfungen schützen vor Omicron und bieten die beste Chance, die Pandemie zu überstehen, Gesundheitsbeamte haben wiederholt gesagt.
Die der Sonne Jabs-Armee Kampagne hilft dabei, die lebenswichtigen zusätzlichen Impfstoffe in Briten zu erhalten’ Waffen, um die Notwendigkeit neuer Beschränkungen abzuwehren.