Great sadness and bewilderment in Serbia: Last week in the city of Leskovac there was a whole family on the direct or in less than 10 days indirect consequences of Covid died. First the 75-year-old mother, then her 57-year-old daughter and finally the 80-year-old father. According to media reports, daughter and father died of Covid, the mother succumbed to a heart attack, which was probably caused by the stress and shock of the serious illness of the husband and daughter.
All three had previously suffered from other serious illnesses: the daughter was diagnosed with stomach cancer after admission to the hospital, the father suffered from bilateral pneumonia in addition to or as a result of Covid, and the mother had already survived two heart attacks. But precisely for this reason, as classic representatives of the “vulnerable” groups of high-risk patients, all three had also had themselves fully vaccinated – in the confidence that they could thereby acquire effective protection. A deadly mistake.
The case raises the question not only in Serbia, but also among concerned citizens around the world, whether a vaccination, in the best case only practically ineffective, possibly even massively hazardous to health, does not give particularly vulnerable population groups a false sense of security, and thus really necessary measures such as special protection from Prevents seriously ill people and residents from retirement and nursing homes.