Covid: twin sister reveals heartbreaking text her anti-vaxxer brother sent before dying from virus

“Before he was ventilated he told his consultant that he wished he had been vaccinated. That he wished he had listened. His death is a tragedy. It shouldn’t have happened”

The twin sister of a fit and healthy father-of-one, who died from Covid after refusing the vaccine, has revealed the last text message he sent to her.

John Eyers enjoyed rock climbing and bodybuilding and did not think he needed to get vaccinated from the virus because he was in good health.

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His twin sister Jenny McCann said her 42-year-old brother was the “fittest, healthiest person I know” and had “no underlying health conditions”.

She added that he thought he would only have a “mild illness” if he contracted coronavirus and said that he had a “belief in his own immortality”.

However, John’s family were left devastated when he was taken to hospital with the virus and died four weeks later.

What John said in his last message to his twin sister

Dad-of-one John Eyers, 42, who competed in Ironman and bodybuilding competitions, thought he would only have a “mild illness” if he contracted the virus (Jenny McCann / Twitter)

Jenny, from London, told The Guardian that she had spoken to her twin before he was sedated and told him she loved him.

In the last message to his twin sister on July 27, John begged Jenny to not let doctors “give up” on him.

Tragically John, a construction expert from Southport, Merseyside, came down with an infection in hospital and his organs began to fail.

His death came just one month after he had been climbing mountains in Wales.

‘He kept saying: ‘I won’t be a guinea pig’

Jenny told the newspaper: "He thought if he contracted Covid-19 he would be OK.

"He thought he would have a mild illness. He didn’t want to put a vaccine in his body.

“John started saying really crazy things that didn’t make sense, about how people were only getting the vaccine for free McDonald’s, and there was formaldehyde in it.

“He kept saying: ‘I won’t be a guinea pig.’”

He said ‘he wished he had been vaccinated’

She said he was "pumped full of every drug in the hospital" but eventually died from the virus.

Jenny said: "They threw everything at him. But eventually, the bedfellow of Covid-19, infection and organ failure, claimed his life.

"Before he was ventilated he told his consultant that he wished he had been vaccinated.

"That he wished he had listened. His death is a tragedy. It shouldn’t have happened. He leaves a mum and dad, a sister (me), and a 19-year-old daughter."

She added: “My mum has lost her baby boy. My niece, her much loved and needed dad. This shouldn’t have happened.

"My mum wants people to know about John. For his story to save someone’s life. For pain and loss to drive people to get a vaccine."

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