A woman who refused to get vaccinated because she was not scared of Covid, died of the virus. She was an ardent anti-vaxxer who publicly campaigned against the vaccine and mask mandates.
Bridget Jackson, 29, from Port Huron, Michigan, came down hard with the virus in November and took to Facebook to ask friends for recommendations on helpful ‘lung exercises’ to deal with the illness.
Prior to contracting the disease, the mother of three, shared posts and memes on Facebook that promoted her stance on Covid.
In one such post, she said, although she understood the risk of Covid, she chose not to prioritize fear over life.
Just because we don't wear a mask doesn't mean we lack common courtesy or don't respect you. We simply believe your fear is your issue.
She also thought people wear overacting in their ‘fear’ of the virus. On December 01, she wrote on her timeline ‘Covid sucks’.
Three weeks later on the morning of December 21, Jackson's sister Danielle Race gave an update on her condition, asking for prayers for her sister who she said was struggling in the hospital.
She has been in the hospital the last month she's been fighting covid. As of a couple days ago she took a turn for the worst and she is on the ventilator 100%.
Love Of Family
Later in the day, Race shared the news of Jackson’s passing. She left behind her fiancé, Eric Maitland, and her three young children – all under the age of 10.
In her obituary, Jackson was described as someone whose greatest love was her children.
Bridget’s greatest love was her family who she enjoyed camping and traveling with, but her world revolved around her children.
According to the CDC's Covid Data Tracker, unvaccinated people are six times more likely to test positive for Covid than vaccinated people.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC said:
Even in our updated data, unvaccinated people are at 14 times greater risk of dying from COVID-19 than people who are vaccinated