Anti-Vax Utah Nurse Sorry After COVID Hospitalization

The Deseret News reports:

Family nurse practitioner Aaron Hartle wasn’t in any hurry to get vaccinated against COVID-19, even though he treated patients in his Springville clinic who were hospitalized by the deadly virus. It even killed one of his patients. But too much was still unknown about the vaccines, he believed, and besides, he was too healthy to have to worry.

That all changed in June after COVID-19 sent Hartle repeatedly to the emergency room before he finally ended up in the hospital for a week. Back at home in Cedar Hills, the 45-year-old former triathlete and father of five — three of whom caught the virus from him — remains on oxygen and tires easily as he talks about an ordeal that that didn’t need to happen.

Hartle didn’t offer COVID-19 vaccinations at his clinic, telling patients that he wanted to wait and see what the long-term effects would be first. Those who were still interested had to go to a nearby pharmacy to get the shots.

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