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CardboardFan [S] 18 points ago +18 / -0

Young, unvaccinated patients are begging for the COVID-19 shot as they fight for their lives at an Alabama hospital. But Dr. Brytney Cobia has to deliver a heartbreaking dose of reality, instead. “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, who works at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday. Cobia said she has been forced to turn down the desperate pleas from coronavirus patients about to be placed on ventilators. “I’m admitting young healthy people to the hospital with very serious COVID infections,” she wrote. The majority of the infected patients currently in the hospital have not received the shot — and the one patient who has been vaccinated just needed a little oxygen and is expected to recover, Cobia told AL.com.