Covid killed her disabled brother, paralyzing her with guilt. Could she recover?

December 2, 2021

Washington Post (December 2)

Covid killed her disabled brother, paralyzing her with guilt. Could she recover?

She was working as an executive assistant at the vaccine company Novavax when the pandemic hit. She reported directly to the head of research and development as the company raced to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus.

Her own family got infected in January just as the first vaccines were being distributed to the elderly and infirm.

Jeneffer was the only one who could go with her brother to the hospital. Alone, she watched through glass as his runny nose turned into labored breathing and asthmatic attacks. The day before he died, the nurses finally let her hold his hand as she pleaded, “Don’t leave me. I’m begging you.”


Last modified on 12/03/2021


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