My mom recently died of COVID-19 in Nelson.
She was a vital, competent 91-year-old who still lived independently in her own home.
Although she was vaccinated, she developed COVID-related pneumonia in both lungs.
Her age and a kidney condition made her more vulnerable and she likely was infected by a non-vaccinated person.
Please encourage everyone to get vaccinated in order to help vulnerable people like my mom.
Unvaccinated populations are the breeding ground for more lethal variants.
Unvaccinated people are putting a huge strain on the health-care system.
Thank you to all those who are vaccinated.