A man in England “stared death in the eyes” following his refusal to get inoculated against COVID-19.
60-year old Abderrahmane Fadil found it difficult to breathe and was rushed to the Bradford Royal Infirmary.
“The biggest mistake” of his life, according to him, was when he declined to get a dose of coronavirus vaccine back in February.
He is grateful to the NHS health workers for treating him.
He has thanked NHS staff for saving his life and urged others to get vaccinated.
“I will never forget when the paramedics were taking me down the stairs and my kids were crying and looking at me,” Fadil said.
He recalled telling his sons that ‘I’m all right, daddy will be all right’.
“I was taken straight for oxygen treatment.
“I rang 999 because I couldn’t catch my breath. I was contemplating death. That’s the nearest I came to death. I was staring at it in the eyes,” he shared.
Fadil could have been infected two weeks ago and is expected to make a full recovery.
He didn’t think he’d get infected with the disease and refused earlier in the year to take a dose when a program was open to the elderlies.
“I was a bit reluctant and just thought I’ll hold my horses and maybe get it later. I never really believed I would get Covid or it would make me so ill. I know differently now,” he said.
Respiratory consultant Tanveer Khalid, one of the staff who treated him, said Fadil is “very lucky.”
“The majority of very sick Covid patients we have on our wards are here because they have refused the vaccine,” Khalid said.