Alabama doc’s anecdote about young, unvaxed COVID patients begging for jab has some calling foul

Dr. Brytney Cobia took to Facebook on July 18 to share a morbid story of how many “young healthy people” she has had to intubate as they beg her for a vaccine, but critics say the story is just a little too perfect to be entirely real.

“I’ve made a LOT of progress encouraging people to get vaccinated lately!!! Do you want to know how? I’m admitting young healthy people to the hospital with very serious COVID infections,” Dr. Cobia wrote. “One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late.”

But the drama didn’t stop there.

“A few days later when I call time of death, I hug their family members and I tell them the best way to honor their loved one is to go get vaccinated and encourage everyone they know to do the same. They cry,” she laments. “And they tell me they didn’t know.”

She then goes on to list off all the excuses she claims people make in the throes of grief.

“They thought it was a hoax. They thought it was political. They thought because they had a certain blood type or a certain skin color they wouldn’t get as sick. They thought it was ‘just the flu’. But they were wrong. And they wish they could go back. But they can’t.”

But fear not, this story has a happy (and, some critics argue, convenient) ending.

“So they thank me and they go get the vaccine. And I go back to my office, write their death note, and say a small prayer that this loss will save more lives,” she bravely concludes.

Further, the New York Post details how Dr. Cobia likes to be “non-judgmental” when asking her patients why they have chosen not to get the jab.

“I try to be very non-judgmental when I’m getting a new COVID patient that’s unvaccinated, but I really just started asking them, ‘Why haven’t you gotten the vaccine?’ And I’ll just ask it point blank, in the least judgmental way possible,” she explains. “And most of them, they’re very honest, they give me answers. ‘I talked to this person, I saw this thing on Facebook, I got this email, I saw this on the news,’ you know, these are all the reasons that I didn’t get vaccinated.”

“And the one question that I always ask them is, did you make an appointment with your primary care doctor and ask them for their opinion on whether or not you should receive the vaccine? And so far, nobody has answered yes to that question,” Dr. Cobia said.

Jeffrey A. Tucker, an author who knows plenty about stories, doesn’t believe the good doctor was being 100 percent honest in her regaling. He explains that it is “just too perfectly crafted in some way. It tells a story that fits a prevailing narrative in every respect, but leaves out any details about age and health of severe effects. And it ends predicting ‘impending doom’ for maskless kids in school.”

Other social media users had a hard time believing that her tale was based on fact and reality.

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