‘My family got caught up in a lot of the anti-vaccination propaganda that’s going around. It preys on people who are afraid, and they fall into the trap.’
A man from Wales in the UK was left heartbroken after his family died of Covid-19 within a week after they refused to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
According to Mail Online Francis Goncalves lost his brother Shaul, 40, father, Basil, 73, and mother, Charmagne, 65, last month.
The 43-year-old, who lives in Cardiff, says all three refused the Covid-19 jab after falling victim to ‘anti-vaccination propaganda’ and ‘misinformation’.
“They (my family) got caught up in a lot of the anti-vaccination propaganda that’s going around. It preys on people who are afraid, and they fall into the trap.
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“The message I want to get out is why the government would want to hurt you by giving you a vaccine? What is the purpose behind it?
“I’ve spoken to so many people who are terrified of the vaccine, and it costs lives.”
Francis said that, while his mother had underlying health issues and his father had been in hospital with kidney stones, he was particularly shocked by the death of his brother, who was described as the ‘healthiest person he knew.
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The Sisonke Implementation Study has found that the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is effective against the Delta variant, which accounted for South Africa’s third wave and spreads quite rapidly.
The results of the study were presented by its co-principal lead Professor Glenda Gray on Friday, 6 August 2021. Gray said the findings indicate that there is great protection against COVID-19 hospitalisation and death.
“Protection is good against both the Beta and the Delta variant. There was 67% protection against hospitalisation with the Beta variant and 71% protection against hospitalisation with the Delta variant,” she said.
Gray said their data shows that there is better efficacy against Delta than there is against the Beta.
More than 477 000 healthcare workers were administered the J&J vaccine at the start of the trial back in February.