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'I should have gotten the damn vaccine': Las Vegas father of 5 who later died of COVID-19 texts from hospital bed

Posted On: Sep 19, 2021   |   Posted By: WGN TV

'I should have gotten the damn vaccine': Las Vegas father of 5 who later died of COVID-19 texts from hospital bed

LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas father who contracted COVID-19 while on vacation texted his fiancee from the hospital, “I should have gotten the damn vaccine,” she later told Nexstar's KLAS .
Michael Freedy, 39, a father of five, and his fiancee, Jessica du Preez, traveled with their family to San Diego in mid-July.
Mike Freedy vacationing for a few days in San Diego in July.
When Freedy returned home, he developed a painful skin rash, du Preez said.
“He was getting chills, couldn't eat, couldn't get comfortable, couldn't sleep,” du Preez said. “All symptoms of sun poisoning.”
He later tested positive for coronavirus and developed difficulty breathing with pneumonia in both lungs, du Preez said.
“Oh my God. This is terrible,” Freedy sent du Preez in a text message from the hospital. “I should have gotten the damn vaccine.”
“Oh my God. This is terrible,” Freedy texted du Preez in a text message from the hospital. “I should have gotten the damn vaccine.”...

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