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Married 44 Years, Unvaxxed Couple Dies of COVID While Holding Hands



As of Jan. 6, 2022, 832,392 people had died in the U.S. of COVID or COVID-related complications. (Shutterstock)
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A New Hampshire couple married for 44 years died “seconds apart” while holding hands on Dec. 30, The New York Post reports.

William Stewart, 73, and his wife, Carol, 69, were hospitalized with severe cases of COVID-19 when they passed away.

Neither was vaccinated against the virus.

As of Jan. 6, 832,392 people had died in the U.S. of COVID or COVID-related complications, according to The New York Times.

The CDC says that 88% of Americans ages 65 and up are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts to share that last night at 9:12 pm Bill and Carol peacefully passed away hand in hand with their loved ones bedside,” a nephew wrote on a GoFundMe page. “They fought a long and hard battle with covid, both intubated and on life support.”

Every one of their eight family members tested positive for coronavirus recently, ABC affiliate WMUR reported.

Read more at The New York Post.

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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