KSHB: Overland Park Army Reservist pushes for COVID-19 vaccines after ICU stay
Michael Jones was a healthy, 28-year-old veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves with no preexisting conditions. But now he's at home, recovering from COVID-19 after being admitted to Saint Luke's Hospital intensive-care unit.
He had not gotten the vaccination and his symptoms took a turn within days and he was admitted to Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.
"COVID is not just here, but it is overwhelmingly here," Dr. Andrew Schlachter, a Saint Luke's pulmonologist and critical care physician. "We’re getting tired. We're getting overrun, and we don't need to have these numbers."
Dr. Schalchter shows images of how COVID-19 impacted Michael's lungs and Michael shares his story and his message to the community with KSHB.