Bud Cook died in his sleep at home in Backcliffe last Tuesday
The victim’s parents said a 4-year-old Texas girl has died of COVID-19 – which she contracted from her mother, a staunch anti-terrorist.
Mother Karra Harwood told local media that little Bud Cook died last Tuesday while sleeping at home.
“Kali was totally fine, and then she left,” the shattered mother told the Houston Chronicle. “It took him so quickly.”
Harwood said she had tested positive the previous day, with her and her fiancé William Tucker, already out of work because they were sick and staying at home.
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“I tried to stay away from her and didn’t want her and my other kids to get it,” she told the Galveston County Daily News Kali and her brother and 5-month-old sister both also got infected.
The mother admitted that she now regrets opposing COVID-19 vaccines. In Texas, the vaccination rate is just over 50%, Data from Johns Hopkins University shows.
“I was one of those people who were antagonistic, I was against it,” she told her local paper of shots.
“Now, I wish I never were,” she admitted.
was black first child to die of COVID-19 in Galveston County during the pandemic, which has seen nearly 50,000 confirmed cases And there have been more than 470 other deaths, according to local health officials.
“It’s a terrible thing, but I think people need to know about it,” area health officer Philip Keizer told the Galveston County Daily News of the child’s death.
“It’s so important, if your kids are sick, don’t say, ‘Oh, they’re going to be fine,’” Keizer said. “If your children are sick, seek medical care.”
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Officials said Kali had just started pre-kindergarten classes, but there is no suggestion that she became infected there. The report said that contact tracing did not show her close to anyone who was infected other than her family.
The county still mirrors the Lone Star state average with about 50% vaccinations, although a recent spike in infections from the Delta variant has seen an increase in those receiving the shots, local newspaper said.
Meanwhile, Harwood has launched an online fundraiser to help out while she and her fiancé are still out of work — and it quickly surpassed its goal of $20,000.
“Her heart was too pure for this cruel world and God decided that she needed another beautiful angel by her side,” he wrote of Kali.
“We’re all so broken and lost and just trying to figure out how we’re gonna get [through this life] Without her light,” the pair said, “they are overly stressed and hurt.”
Harwood told the Galveston County Daily News that her daughter was “so funny and cheeky”.
“She wasn’t your average little girl. She used to play with insects and frogs instead of wearing a bow,” said the mother.
“She was so beautiful and full of life.”