Man, 46, dies of Covid after being unable to get vaccine

Due to an ongoing treatment for cellulitis, he was unable to take the jab, dying weeks after catching the virus.

A 46-year-old man died of Covid after being unable to get vaccinated against the virus. The ‘extremely popular’ football fan, died in hospital on December 01, after fighting Covid-19 for several weeks.

Ongoing Treatment

Rob Wellings from Buxton - a die-hard fan of Stockport County FC - could not be vaccinated against Covid because he was undergoing treatment for cellulitis, according to his friend, Simon Maguire. He told Manchester Evening News:

He fought it off for a bit, and then it came back. He had a real ordeal with it. He was on a ventilator, and then they got him back. Then he caught pneumonia. That took him back down. It was one thing after another.

Cellulitis is a common, but potentially serious bacterial skin infection which leaves the affected area looking swollen and red, sometimes painful to the touch. If not treated, the infection can become life-threatening as it spreads to the lymph nodes and bloodstream.

Massive Shock

Simon said this of his late ‘outdoorsy’ friend:

You used to get a video of him at 2am being Bear Grylls in the woods.

Rob was also known to be a keen martial artist. In order to provide some financial protection for the family left behind, Simon has set up a fundraiser, parts of which read:

He was otherwise a strong and healthy man who regularly exercised and practised martial arts, so it's come as a massive shock to family and friends. Rob's enthusiasm for life and generosity was infectious, and he was equally loved in his native Buxton and 'second home' following Stockport County FC.
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