Covid US: Alabama doctor says dying patients regret not getting vaccine


Young, unvaccinated people dying from COVID-19 say they wish they had received the coronavirus jab, one Alabama doctor claims.  

Dr. Brytney Cobia, who works at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, made the assertion in a devastating Facebook post published on Sunday and shared more than 700 times. 

‘I’m admitting young healthy people to the hospital with very serious COVID infections. One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late,’ Cobia wrote.

‘A few days later when I call time of death, I hug their family members and I tell them the best way to honor their loved one is to go get vaccinated and encourage everyone they know to do the same.’ 

Dr. Brytney Cobia, who works at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, claims young unvaccinated COVID-19 victims wish they had received the coronavirus jab 

Cobia says young patients are being hooked up to ventilators as they battle the coronavirus (stock image)

Cobia says young patients are being hooked up to ventilators as they battle the coronavirus (stock image)

Cobia went on to explain that many of the victims’ families say they didn’t get vaccinated because they believed COVID-19 was a ‘hoax’ or ‘political’. 

‘They cry…. They wish they could go back. But they can’t,’ Cobia continued. 

‘So they thank me and they go get the vaccine. And I go back to my office, write their death note, and say a small prayer that this loss will save more lives’.   

Just 33.7 percent of Alabama residents are fully vaccinated – the lowest percentage of any state in America. 

Cases across state have surged in recent weeks as the Delta variant of the coronavirus rapidly spreads. 

The Alabama Department of Public Health has reported 7,915 new COVID infections in the last 14 days, with 469 patients requiring hospitalization. 

According to WSFA, 96 percent of people who have died from COVID since April 1 were not fully vaccinated. 

Dr Cobia shared a heartbreaking post to Facebook on Sunday. It has since been shared more than 700 times

Dr Cobia shared a heartbreaking post to Facebook on Sunday. It has since been shared more than 700 times 

Dr. Cobia, who is a young mom, works at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, which has seen hundreds of COVID patients in the past year

Dr. Cobia, who is a young mom, works at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, which has seen hundreds of COVID patients in the past year 

Many concurred with Cobia’s post, including a heartbroken mom whose unvaccinated son succumbed to the coronavirus. 

‘Dr. Cobia, thank you for all you do! My son said, ‘this is not a hoax’ right before he was intubated. 50 days later, he died at age 28. My heart has been completely broken ever since!’ the mom wrote. 

‘My daughter and I had Covid also and I’ve been on oxygen since the day I was admitted on March 12. I’ve finally been given the go ahead to be vaccinated! So, our appt can’t get here fast enough! I still cry when I have to get a bed for Covid patients when admitted. Especially when going from the floor to ICU. I relive every parent’s nightmare! So yes, please continue your mission God has placed before you and I will do the same! One more life saved is one less life lost!’

Meanwhile, Cobia told local media that many in Alabama are ignoring her pleas to be immunized. 

She said she worries that the upcoming school year will spell disaster across the state. 

‘All these kids are about to go back to school. No mask mandates are in place at all, 70% of Alabama is unvaccinated. Cobia told AL.com.

‘So it feels like impending doom, basically.’  

Many concurred with Cobia's post, including a heartbroken mom whose unvaccinated son succumbed to the coronavirus.

Many concurred with Cobia’s post, including a heartbroken mom whose unvaccinated son succumbed to the coronavirus.

It comes as the U.S. recorded 42,706 new cases on Tuesday with a seven-day rolling average of 37,056, which is a 244 percent increase from the 10,771 average recorded three weeks ago.

Every state aside from Iowa has seen infections rise or hold steady in the last week, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of Johns Hopkins data.

Additionally, 298 COVID-19 deaths were recorded on Tuesday with a seven-day rolling average of 274. 

The U.S. recorded 42,706 new cases on Tuesday with a seven-day rolling average of 37,056, which is a 244% from the 10,771 average recorded three weeks ago

The U.S. recorded 42,706 new cases on Tuesday with a seven-day rolling average of 37,056, which is a 244% from the 10,771 average recorded three weeks ago



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