Anti-vaxxer vegan died from Covid in hospital after refusing vaccine because it had been tested on animals
A vegan anti-vaccine who refused to receive the vaccine because they had been tested on animals told his wife he “wishes he had the vaccine” before he died.
Glynn Steel, 54, tested positive for Covid after taking a lateral flow test on October 27, but after his health began to decline his wife Emma, 50, took him to the Royal Worcestershire Hospital.
He was placed in intensive care and then in a induced coma, but tragically passed away on November 16 – just two months away from his 55th birthday.
The field service engineer begged the nurses for the vaccine as he fought for his life, but it was too late, his last words to his wife Emma were, “I’ve never felt so bad, I would have liked to have had the vaccine “.
Glynn Steel, 54, (pictured) tested positive for Covid after taking a lateral flow test on October 27, but after his health began to decline his wife Emma, 50, took him to Royal Worcestershire Hospital
He was placed in intensive care and then in a induced coma, but tragically died on November 16 – just two months away from his 55th birthday
The field service engineer (pictured) begged the nurses for the bang as he fought for his life, but it was too late, his last words to his wife Emma were: “I never felt also badly, I would have liked to have had the vaccine ”
Glynn, from Malvern, Worcestershire, had planned to retire and spend more time traveling and caring for animals.
Emma, who received a double shot, says she now faces “an empty future on her own” and called on everyone to get vaccinated.
“I urge everyone I know to get vaccinated.” she said.
“The last thing Glynn said to me was, ‘I’ve never felt so bad, I wish I had the vaccine.’ It was heartbreaking.
“He begged for the vaccine when he was in intensive care before going to intensive care, but they said it was too late.
“I cry myself in dehydration every night, and let the tears flow like a river in the morning and wake up at night crying.
“It was having to tell the people who loved him that they would never see him again and see that pain in them.” I used to try to make people laugh, not cry.
“He was a very sweet soul, he was a vegan and didn’t want the Covid vaccine because it was tested on animals.”
Glynn looked after a total of six rescued cats and dogs from his home and even brought a dog in need of a vacation to Sri Lanka.
He was hesitant to receive the vaccine after reading that producers like Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson had tested theirs on animals.
An access to information request on animal studies for COVID-19 vaccines with the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency said that, by law, drugs “must be tested on animals “.
Glynn with his wife Emma (pictured), who is double-bitten, says she now faces ‘an empty future on her own’ and called on everyone to get vaccinated
Their customer service center said: “Regarding the question about animal testing in general, the law requires that new drugs be tested on animals before they can move on to phase testing in human volunteers. clinical trials. “
Glynn had started with just a cold which gradually got worse when he tested positive for Covid.
He quickly deteriorated due to his age and lack of vaccine, and Emma had to call an ambulance on November 2.
But she was told that none were available, so she had to take her unconscious husband of 19 stones to the hospital on her own.
There were 12 ambulances lining up outside the Royal Worcestershire Hospital when she arrived with him, she said.
The animal lover took care of a total of six rescued cats and dogs from his home and even brought a dog in need of a vacation to Sri Lanka.
Emma added: “I still don’t know how I got him into my car. He was so heavy I couldn’t even push him in a wheelchair in the hospital.
“Eventually a young boy appeared and offered to help him, he was there because his mother was also sick and couldn’t get an ambulance either, so he had to take him to the hospital like I did. did it. “
Glynn was quickly admitted to intensive care, but on the 10th he was placed on life support and in an induced coma.
Emma said: ‘I was with him when he died. I was wearing a full PPE kit so I couldn’t touch him but they played his favorite Sex Pistols music and I stayed with him until the end.
Glynn died within 20 minutes of disabling his life support system.
Despite two weeks that have passed, Emma says she still can’t imagine life without him.
“I will miss our friendship, our partnership, our love and our bond with each other forever,” she said.
“I sometimes think I need to text the word TALK to the suicide hotline when my thoughts get really loud and scary and take over.”
Glynn’s niece, Charlotte Steel, has started a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising money for the funeral and you can donate here.