20 Days

20 Days. 

That's how long it took my brother's wife to go from being defiantly anti-Covid vax, to ICU, to pleading with others to get vaccinated, to her death. 20 days. For all 20 of those days, she was alone in hospital. No one was allowed to see her and no cards, flowers, etc. were allowed in her room. For the last seven days, she was unable to communicate. The last time she heard her husband's voice, and he hers, was the morning of September 18th. 

She leaves behind a grieving and broken husband, an aging and broken father, an adopted daughter, two young grandkids, an extended family and friends. Needlessly. 

In just 20 days.