A UNVACCINATED woman urged other people to get the Covid jab in her last TikTok video in hospital before she died.
Alexandra Blankenbiller (of Florida) was only 31 years old when the virus claimed her life.
She lamented the “mistake” that she waited to get her doses – which could have saved her life – as she got visibly more unwell.
On August 15, lying from a hospital bed hooked up to oxygen, Alexandra said: “I don’t have a lot of energy for talking, so I’m going to try to make this quick.
“I did not get vaccinated. I’m not anti-vax. I was simply doing my research. I was afraid.
“I wanted me and my family to all do it at the same time. And as I am sure you guys know, it’s hard to get everyone to agree on something if people feel differently.
“So, I do think it was a mistake. I shouldn’t have waited.
“If you are even 70 per cent sure you want the vaccine, go get it. Don’t wait. Go get it.
“Because hopefully if you get it, then you won’t end up in the hospital like me, okay?”
Alexandra died ninety-nine days after the video was posted, having been viewed nearly 1 million times.
“It’s no secret this is something that should be taken seriously,” her sister, Cristina Blankenbiller, told WebMD.
“But there’s so much misinformation out there.”
Cristina stated that she and her family couldn’t visit Alexandra at Orange County Medical Center and were informed by phone that she had died.
The last four videos on her TikTok are taken from her bed as she slowly deteriorates.
In one video, in which she captioned “DO NOT WAIT TO GET VACCINATED!”, Alexandra reacts in horror to screaming wails coming from another room.
The family of a loved one who has passed away or a Covid patient may be causing the screams.
Alexandra, who was writing a screenplay when she fell ill, spent her final days explaining to others the power of vaccines.
‘GO GET IT’
She said: “It’s not saying you won’t get Covid. It’s just a layer of protection so that it’s not as severe if you do come in contact.
“The vaccine is not a guarantee you wont get Covid… It’s like a bootcamp for your body to go up against Covid.”
Alexandra was a friend who showed a deep concern for helping others.
Sister Rachel Blankenbiller said: “Her final video really showed a lot of who she was.
“She was selfless – the type of person who used her final days to help others.”
Alexandra explained that Covid vaccines protect against severe coronavirus infection.
Moderna, AstraZeneca & Pfizer have all been shown in trials to lower the risk of hospitalisations and deaths. The Moderna and AstraZeneca jabs are effective against the Delta variant.
You can still catch the virus even if you are fully vaccinated, but it should be a milder disease.
For a small proportion, the protection built after vaccination won’t be enough to fight Covid, hence why there are still deaths every day.
Experts agree that vaccines are beneficial to protect as many people as possible.
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