Sacramento’s NBC News affiliate reports:
As the delta variant fuels a rise of COVID-19 cases in San Joaquin County, 25 people are in the ICU due to the virus. One of them is Philly Baird, a Ripon man who KCRA 3 first met in 2018. Baird had been so devoted to his beloved NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles, he had his name legally changed to ‘Philly Baird’.
Three years later, Baird fought for each breath at Doctor’s Medical in Manteca, as he battled COVID-19 and pneumonia. Baird said before he got sick, he believed in the anti-vaccination propaganda. “I was an idiot. I didn’t get the shot, I believed in all the hoopla,” he told KCRA 3.
His mind has been changed. “It’s not going to stop you from getting COVID, don’t be stupid. It’s just going to prevent you from fighting minute-by-minute to be with your loved ones,” Baird explained.
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