A 4-year-old Texas girl dies in her sleep after contracting COVID-19, most likely as a result of her anti-vax mother.
According to health officials, a four-year-old girl from Texas died in her sleep shortly after developing a fever.
Kali Cook's mother, Karra Harwood, told the Houston Chronicle that her daughter died in her sleep at home last week.
Harwood admitted to the outlet that she was opposed to COVID vaccination prior to her daughter's death.
“I was one of the people who were against it,” she explained.
“I wish I had never been.”
Harwood stated that she tested positive a day before her daughter began exhibiting fever-like symptoms.
Kali tested positive for COVID-19 at the time of her death, according to the medical examiner's office.
Harwood reports that the four-year-old was cheerful and playful on Labor Day but developed a fever in the early hours of Tuesday and then died unexpectedly.
The Galveston County Health District is investigating Kali's death as a COVID-related death, but the official cause of death has not been determined.
Harwood wanted to emphasize that her daughter was in good health and had no pre-existing conditions.
Kali attended KE Little Elementary School in Bacliff, Texas as a preschooler. Officials stated in a letter to parents that she last attended school on September 1 and that they were never notified of any COVID-19 exposure or positivity.
According to Dr Philip Keiser of the county health district, her death is not believed to be related to her attendance at school.
Keiser advises parents to closely monitor their children for signs of COVID-19 infection. According to state data, more than 300 Texas children have been hospitalized with the virus.
“If your child is under the age of vaccination and develops COVID or symptoms consistent with COVID, you should seek care immediately. The majority of children are perfectly fine. Indeed, many children are asymptomatic, but if your child exhibits any symptoms, it's a good idea to bring them to the doctor," Keiser said.
Kali's death marked Galveston County's first pediatric COVID-related death.