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Covid US: Unvaccinated California couple dies same day, leaving four children

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Four children are orphaned after their unvaccinated parents – who were children’s sweethearts – died same day from COVID: father, 44, ‘didn’t believe what he saw on the news about the gunshots’

  • Unvaccinated couple Alvaro and Sylvia Fernandez of Loma Linda, California, died December 19 after testing positive for COVID-19
  • The couple were married for 25 years, having met in high school, and have four children together, including 17-year-old fraternal twins
  • AIvaro, 44, refused to get the shot despite having diabetes and other underlying conditions because he was skeptical
  • Family members said Sylvia, 42, was more open to the vaccine and ready to schedule her first dose but was unable to get it in time
  • The family has started a GoFundMe to help their children, including their teenage twins, which has already raised over $13,000










A pair of unvaccinated high school friends left four children orphaned after they both died of COVID on the same day because the father was skeptical about vaccines.

Unvaccinated couple Alvaro and Sylvia Fernandez of Loma Linda, California, died December 19 after testing positive for COVID-19.

Alvaro, 44, and Sylvia, 42, were married 25 years after meeting in high school and had four children together, including 17-year-old fraternal twins.

Unvaccinated couple Alvaro and Sylvia Fernandez (pictured together) from Loma Linda, California, died December 19 after testing positive for COVID-19

The couple were married 25 years after meeting in high school and have four children together

The couple were married 25 years after meeting in high school and have four children together

AIvaro, 44, refused to get the shot despite having diabetes and other underlying conditions that made him vulnerable to COVID-19 because he was skeptical of news reports.

“He wanted to wait and do more research,” his sister Alma Hernandez said NBC Los Angeles. ‘He googled information. He didn’t want to believe everything that was on the news.’

“This is kind of an eye-opener for everyone in my family that everyone who isn’t vaccinated absolutely needs to be vaccinated,” she added.

According to family members, Sylvia, 42, was more open to the idea of ​​getting the vaccine and was willing to schedule her first dose but couldn’t get it in time.

The family said the couple was most likely infected by their 17-year-old twins.

AIvaro, 44, refused to get the shot because he was skeptical of news reports, while Sylvia, 42, was ready to schedule her first dose but couldn't get it on time

AIvaro, 44, refused to get the shot because he was skeptical of news reports, while Sylvia, 42, was ready to schedule her first dose but couldn’t get it on time

“My brother and sister-in-law were very close,” Alvaro’s brother said of the couple. “One couldn’t live without the other, you know? The same day my brother died, she died.

Alvaro’s brother, Salvador Fernandez, remembered his brother as a “funny guy” who made everyone laugh, but who also acted as his family’s “protector.”

“My brother and sister-in-law were very close,” he told NBC Los Angeles of the two, who have been together since they were teenagers. “One couldn’t live without the other, you know? The same day my brother died, she died.”

The family have started a GoFundMe to help their children, including their teenage twins, which has already raised over $13,000, urging others to learn from their tragedy and get vaccinated against COVID if they still can have not done.

“Destinee and Nicholas are only 17 years old,” the fundraiser said. “This will be a loss that will be felt for a very long time. Being left behind without their parents and bearing the weight of being pushed into adulthood while they are still children themselves. Thank you for any help you can provide during this difficult time.

The US hit a new high for new daily COVID cases with an average of 647,067 average daily cases reported on Thursday, breaking its previous record of 489,267 reported on Wednesday, according to an analysis of DailyMail.com’s John Hopkins data .

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 40 and 70 percent of new cases in America are due to the omicron variant, which was first discovered by South African health officials last month.

The US is now averaging 300,387 new Covid cases per day, a pandemic record and the first time the 300,000 mark has been reached in America.