Associated press reports:
Eugene Schwarz had been admitted three weeks earlier, but the hospital had not allowed his daughter to visit him for fear of spreading the virus. The 72-year-old looked nothing like the exuberant, immaculately dressed cardiologist who kissed her forehead before heading to work.
“I hugged my dad, and I didn’t really feel like my dad,” Schwarz said.
Less than an hour after being allowed to see him, he passed away.
Schwarz recalled the painful experience to raise awareness of the devastating effects of Covid-19.
She and other victims of the virus, including people infected months ago and still showing severe symptoms, held rallies in Atlanta, New York, Washington DC, Denver and more than a dozen on Saturday. cities across the country to encourage people to get vaccinated and wear masks.
Tanya Washington, who organized the Atlanta Gathering of Covid Survivors for Change, told about 50 people gathered outside a downtown church that “Covid is still a part of our lives.”
“If it saved one person from hurting themselves, just one person, it would have been worth it,” said Washington, who lost his father to the coronavirus in March.