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Six members of the same church in Florida died within 10 days after testing positive for Covid-19, the pastor says.
Rev. George Davis of the Impact Church in Jacksonville said the deaths of his members have "ripped out hearts apart.
Davis held a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at his church on Sunday.
"We've had now six members of our church over the course of a couple weeks now that have passed away from Covid," Davis said in a livestream. "It has just absolutely ripped our hearts apart."
He said none of the victims were vaccinated, and four were "healthy" and under the age of 35.
"All I know is my heart's passion is to help people that I'm called to serve, and do whatever I can to help see to it that they are in a healthier place," he told NBC affiliate WFLA of Tampa.
About 49.6 percent of Florida's population has been fully vaccinated, according to NBC's vaccination tracker.
Covid-19 mainly affects the elderly, obese, people who smoke, and people with underlying medical conditions such as cardiac and respiratory problems, and diabetes.
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Studies have shown people with pre-existing or undiagnosed medical conditions are likely to have increased ACE2 enzymes, which the coronavirus uses to enter human cells.
Midwin Charles, the CNN and MSNBC legal analyst passed away after getting the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine. She was 47.
Charles died on Tuesday, April 6, her family confirmed in a statement on social media. The family did not disclose the cause or manner of her death.
On March 1, Charles announced she had received the first dose of the experimental Covid-19 mRNA vaccine.
Charles died days after she would have received her second dose of the gene therapy vaccine.
She told her followers she had preexisting medical conditions, including asthma and a severe peanut allergy.
"Just got vaccinated (qualified because of my asthma) at a FEMA center. Everyone at the site is in uniform. It's good to see our service men and women! Process was organized, efficient, and everyone is kind and in a good mood. Let’s do this!"
In a follow-up tweet, she wrote:
"I have a death causing allergy to peanuts and wanted to have my Epi pen with me when I got vaccinated in case I went into anaphylaxis shock. Turns out my "insurance" wouldn't cover it and it's $387????"
Charles reported "soreness" at the injection site that resolved two days later.
Tributes continue to pour in on social media for the Haitian-born defense attorney, who used her social media presence to promote the vaccine.
Colleton County officials say no charges will be filed against the 5th grader involved in a classroom fight with 10-year-old RaNiya Wright last month. A coroner ruled that RaNiya died of natural causes two days later in an intensive care unit.
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