College student dies from COVID complications after resisting vaccine

College student dies from COVID complications after resisting vaccine


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An unvaccinated 20-year-old sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington died from COVID-19 complications this week after repeatedly resisting to get the shot, his distraught mother said.

Tyler Gilreath tested positive for the illness on Aug. 20 — just three days after moving onto campus — and he later developed a debilitating sinus infection that spread to his brain, the student’s mom, Tamra Demello told the News & Observer.

After three weeks of battling serious sickness, and multiple operations, Gilreath was taken off life support on Monday after doctors informed the family he wasn’t going to make it.

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“I am devastated beyond belief,” Demello wrote in a Facebook post announcing the tragic news.

Demello wrote that she “cajoled, encouraged, threatened, and nagged” her son to get vaccinated.

He kept refusing, insisting he wouldn’t get sick as a

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