A grieving sister has shared the final message she received from her brother before he died from Covid after refusing to get vaccinated. The bodybuilder, died within a month of testing positive for the virus.
The Fittest, Healthiest Person
John Eyres, 42, believed ‘in his own immortality’ and thought he would only be mildly ill if he caught the virus, according to his twin Jenny McCann.
John, who was a construction expert from Southport, Merseyside, suffered from an infection and organ failure brought on by the virus.
Jenny described her brother as the ‘the fittest, healthiest person’ she knew.
He was climbing Welsh mountains and wild camping four weeks before his death,’ she wrote in a series of tweets. The only pre-existing health condition he had was the belief in his own immortality. He thought if he contracted Covid-19 he would be OK. He thought he would have a mild illness. He didn’t want to put a vaccine on his body. His was pumped full of every drug in the hospital.
He died on July 27 after battling with the disease for about a month. He left behind a 19-year-old daughter.
Recounting their last interactions before his death, Jenny said she had spoken to him and told him she loved him before he was induced into a coma. He replied to her in a text to say:
Don’t let them give up on me.
That was the last message she got from him.
‘I Won’t Be A Guinea Pig’
Before dying, Jenny said John had expressed his regret over not getting the vaccine.
Before he was ventilated he told his consultant that he wished he had been vaccinated. That he wished he had listened. His death is a tragedy.
Speaking to the Guardian, Jenny described her late twin as a 'staunch antivaxxer' who had fallen out with the rest of the family because of his extreme views on the vaccine.
John started saying really crazy things that didn’t make sense…about how people were only getting the vaccine for free McDonald’s, and there was formaldehyde in it.John was unmoving. He kept saying: 'I won’t be a guinea pig.
Jenny said she was sharing her brother’s story in hopes it might ‘save another life’.