COVID-19 has taken a horrendous toll on so many, especially our guest Terri, who lost both of her parents to the virus in the span of just 30 hours. To make matters worse, her late parents were attacked on social media by COVID deniers.
Terri tells The Doctors her father took his last breath with his wife by his side, and just 30 hours later her mom also died. "She watched the love of her life pass, in the bed right next to her in the hospital, she wanted to be with her husband," she says.
Terri shared the heartbreaking story on social media and she received numerous cruel comments from COVID deniers. "COVID-19 is real. I want no one to live through what my family and I went through. It was hell," she tells us.
She says the majority of the responses she got from sharing a photo of her parents holding hands in the hospital before they passed were supportive, but one particularly cruel comment has stuck with her. She tells us someone wrote, "Pretty sure they died with the 'Kung flu' and not from the 'Kung flu'"
"The deniers are using people's death to fit their own agenda," Terri continues, explaining many deniers will point to how some people who die from the virus also have other contributing factors to the death as a way to diminish COVID's role.
*The Doctors note the comment Terri received is not only racist but also extremely inaccurate, and also note there have been nearly 250,000 American deaths from COVID-19 as of November 17, 2020*