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    A Southwest Airlines flight attendant who was fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Southwest Airlines has died from the virus, according to his mother.

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    As written by Daily MailMaurice ‘Reggie’ Shepperson, 36, died at Henderson Hospital in Las Vegas on Tuesday, nearly two months after he tested positive for the virus following a trip to Hawaii.

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    Shepperson’s mother, Dawn, told USA Today her son was fully vaccinated, and his friend, Marcia Hildreth, another Southwest flight attendant, said he took every precaution against the virus including wearing a mask, constantly washing his hands, sanitizing surfaces and wiping everything down in hotel rooms. He is among a very small fraction of Americans who have died after suffering ‘breakthrough’ coronavirus infections after vaccination.

    Shepperson had been a flight attendant since 2007 and worked for Southwest for nine years. He checked into the hospital on July 7, weeks after testing COVID positive.

     

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    Per the report, Shepperson took his mother Dawn on one of his last work trips to Hawaii before he fell ill. He wrote in a Facebook post from the trip: “Took mommy on my work trip to Hawaii I’ll be back to get her tomorrow lol love this woman with all my heart.”

    On June 17, he posted: “Nevada is the only place I’ve lived where you call to make doctor’s appointments and they give you three to four months out. People b e dead by then smh.”

    Shepperson later tested positive for COVID-19, while his mother did not. He spent weeks in the hospital on a ventilator before passing away, allegedly from the virus.

    Hildreth started a GoFundMe page to help cover the cost of funeral expenses. At the time of this post, the campaign has raised over $20,000.

    It’s unclear if he had any underlying health issues that actually contributed to his death.

     

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