Wouldn’t you think by now with all of the deaths and injuries that they would stop? They are not stopping & they continue to tell us it is safe and effective. EWR
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A Mid-South doctor has died of a COVID-related illness. However, he never knew he had the virus and he’d been vaccinated.
Dr. J Barton Williams, called a student of medicine and science, went from doctor to patient when he fell ill weeks ago. Dr. Stephen Threlkeld helped treat him at Baptist Hospital.
Threlkeld says the disease quickly went from diagnosis to death.
“It was matter of days,” Threlkeld said. “Just a tragedy.”
Williams, an Orthopedic Surgeon for OrthoSouth, died Feb. 8 of multisystem inflammatory syndrome or MIS, a condition usually affecting children and attacking the immune system.
“The immune system attacks the body in many ways and causes multi-organ system failure,” Threlkeld said. “It affects the heart, the gastrointestinal tract and other places.”
Threlkeld says Williams tested positive for COVID antibodies, meaning he had COVID at one time, but he never knew it. And he had gotten his second COVID vaccine just weeks before his death.
After rumors that the vaccine contributed to his death, Williams’s family allowed those who treated him to do the unprecedented: speak out about his condition.
“The family has been incredibly generous and courageous in allowing the details of his case to be put out there for those of us who took care of him, just to try and make sure the facts were out there true,” Threlkeld said.
They want to dispel rumors this was a new variant of COVID. Threlkeld says they never found an active virus in Williams body.
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