Indianapolis Couple Excited to Get COVID Vaccine Die One Day Apart

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An Indianapolis couple, excited to get the COVID vaccine, die one day apart after contracting the deadly virus. The couple of three decades had been making plans for the new year, but they did not make it to get vaccinated.

According to WRTV, friends of Ernest "Ron" and Ann Wilkins said they had planned to get the COVID vaccine. The couple was excited that there would be a vaccine to prevent getting infected with the virus; however, the duo tested positive for the virus in December. Soon, the couple got hospitalized and were put on ventilators at Saint Vincent Hospital.

Died one day apart

The couple did not leave the hospital after getting hospitalized. On January 8, 66-year-old Ron, who had cancer before and diabetes, died. One day after that, his 59-year-old wife also joined the creator. The couple's friend, Bryan, told the outlet that he is very heartbroken because he loved the couple.

He wants others to take the illness seriously after what had happened to his close friends, who were like his brother and sister. Bryan went to school with Ron together, and he said that his friend played football and trumpet.

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Talked constantly on the phone

The duo always talked after their friendship lasted for decades. Bryan said that they were like brothers, and they did everything together. He shared that they talked ten times per day starting from the moment they woke up in the morning. If Ron woke up first, he would call Bryan and vice versa.

Dedicated to her profession

Ann became a union leader 13 years after she was a public school teacher. Superintendent Aleesia Johnson from Indianapolis Public Schools told WRTV that Ann was very committed to her fellow educators and her profession.

Ron and Ann Wilkins had been married for more than 30 years. Earlier this month, both of their lives were claimed by COVID-19, just one day apart. Posted by KENS 5 & Kens5.com on Monday, January 18, 2021

She explained that what Ann did was to make everyone accountable for their work because her goal was to get every kid served well. It showed how dedicated Ann was to her job, and she did her best to promote public school education.

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Take the COVID vaccine for safety purposes

The Wilkins had a clear vision of what they had wanted to do in the year 2021; however, they died without doing their plans. To avoid contracting the deadly disease, Bryan urges everyone to take the vaccine if they could.

He said that he would rather get a reaction from the vaccine instead of getting the illness. He explained that lots of times, one person could not win against the menacing virus. Bryan also shared that the virus is real because he had seen it himself, and it is something he does not want to see again in the future.

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