… Why would two educated people refuse to protect their kids?
Perhaps the nurse and teacher thought that they were too young to catch the disease. Whatever their reasons, Daniel and Davy Macias died from Covid with two weeks of one another, apparently contracting the disease after going to a park to celebrate the return to school.
And now their children are orphans, left to the raised by a grandmother who just retired from her job as a kindergarten teacher.
No one is sure exactly why they refused to be vaccinated, but that is irrelevant. Their children will not have their parents to raise them because of that decision.
The decision has people heartbroken for the children, who will go through life questioning why their parents made that decision,
Davy Macias, a Southern California labor and delivery nurse, was seven months pregnant with her fifth child in early August when she was hospitalized with Covid-19. Daniel Macias also contracted the virus.
Doctors helped Davy Macias, 37, deliver the newborn early by Cesarean section while she was intubated, but she died before she could meet her baby.
Daniel Macias, 38, was being treated in the same hospital when he learned about the birth of his daughter. Nurses showed him photos of the baby, before he too died from complications of the virus less than two weeks later, leaving the newborn girl without parents or a name …
he couple was unvaccinated and died on August 26 and September 9, respectively, leaving behind children ranging in age from 3 weeks to 8 years old, Macias told CNN on Monday.
"It wasn't that they didn't want to be vaccinated -- they planned on it," she said. She was adamant that this was a personal choice and each wanted to learn more about its safety prior to being inoculated.
Cheri Mossburg and Amir Vera, “A California couple died of Covid-19 weeks apart, orphaning 5 young children including a newborn,” CNN, September 13, 2021
Famous and horrific last words: :"It wasn't that they didn't want to be vaccinated.
Why would a pregnant mother and a man who was going to spend his days with children in a classroom decline to be vaccinated?
Terry Macias described her daughter-in-law as artistic and creative. She loved to keep the children occupied with crafts and activities, often inviting the neighborhood kids to join them outside.
Her son, a middle school math teacher, was someone she called "the perfect one." Macias said he always had a smile on his face and was liked by everyone, as evidenced by the outpouring of support, specifically from his school community.
"In my heart, I always knew he was the perfect boy. Seeing others felt the same way feels like validation," she said. "They loved their kids more than anything."
That is going to be one of the questions that historians write about when the narrative of this period is being written. You can talk as much about human freedom and improperly released vaccines and the few people who die from the disease. Regardless, because of their selfishness, five children are now orphans, and no one knows exactly why.
They were apparently upbeat people who loved their children and life — but not enough to take a vaccine.