Dmitry Stuzhuk worked as a fitness instructor and social media influencer in 2020. He was only 33 years old when he died from complications of COVID-19.
He told his followers on social media that the virus wasn’t real. That all changed when Stuzhuk was rushed to the hospital, unconscious and in grave condition. His heart eventually gave out because of what COVID-19 did to him.
Before passing away, Stuzhuk shared his experience with over 1.1 million people. He admitted that he thought COVID wasn’t real until he got sick.
That’s why vaccinations are so crucial right now. If you don’t want to wait five weeks to be fully vaccinated against COVID, the J&J vaccine is a one-and-done deal. Published information even suggests that it protects against the Delta variant.
The J&J Vaccine Improves Over Time
A preprint study submitted by J&J shows that blood samples from a participant subset found that the single-shot vaccine created neutralizing antibody activities against the Delta variant. The results were even better than what it did against the Beta variant that came from South Africa earlier in the year.
The immune responses from the J&J vaccine persisted for a minimum of eight months.
In addition to the vaccine, people can use several tools to help them stave off the coronavirus in any variant. Masking up is a great choice, while maintaining social distancing can limit infection risks indoors.
COVID-19 is real, and it is likely to continue beyond 2021. It still kills people every day. That’s why it is up to each of us to take care of ourselves.