California couple who dies from Covid leaves behind five children, including a newborn daughter.
They were the kindest and most incredible people. One family member stated that they were the ones who brought everyone together for every holiday and birthday.
Daniel Macias wanted Davy Macias to recover from the coronavirus before naming his newborn daughter. The mother died from Covid-19 complications just one week after giving birth. Her husband also died almost two weeks after her death.
Davy Macias, 37, was the father of Daniel Macias, 39. Terri Serey was Davy Macias’ sister-in-law and spoke to NBC News Monday. Both from Yucaipa in California, the couple left five children aged 7, 5, 3, 2, 2, and 3 weeks.
Serey stated, “They were kindest, most incredible people.” “They were the ones that brought everyone together — every holiday, every birthday.”
Serey stated that Davy Macias, 32 weeks pregnant, was optimistic about her recovery and was in the hospital the first weekend of August. She said that the expectant mother was not intubated and had never met her child when she gave birth to her daughter via Cesarean section on Aug. 18. Daniel Macias had only briefly met his fifth child before being admitted to the hospital three days after she gave birth.
Their grandparents are taking care of the children of the Yucaipa (California) couple, who are now aged 7, 5, 3, 2, and 2 years respectively.
Davy Macias’s brother, Vong Serey, told KTLA that the couple tested positive after a family trip at a beach and indoor water park.
Vong Serey explained to the San Bernardino Sun his sister, a registered labor and birth nurse, wasn’t vaccinated and that he was reluctant to have a shot while pregnant.
After determining that there is no higher risk of miscarriage among those who have had a shot, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that pregnant women get vaccinated.
It’s genuinely heartbreaking. After Davy’s death, we were pulling for Daniel. “We wanted him to wake up and name his baby girl,” Terri Serey, a relative, told KTLA.
In the wake of the deaths, the family launched GoFundMe to pay the funeral expenses.
Young children hear from their grandmother about the death of their grandfather.
Macias said Monday that the couple died without being vaccinated. They left behind children aged 3 weeks to 8 and their siblings.
She said, “It wasn’t that they didn’t want to get vaccinated. They planned on it.” She insisted that it was an individual choice and that each person wanted to know more about the safety of being vaccinated.
Terry Macias, a former kindergarten teacher who has recently retired, believes her son-in-law and daughter-in-law contracted the coronavirus following a family trip to an indoor waterpark as the last chance before returning to school.
Macias was responsible for telling her grandchildren about the death of her parents after she learned. Macias stated that the 8-year old boy and the 5-year-old girl both understood that their parents had died, but they aren’t sure if they will ever understand that their parents won’t be returning home.
They are two of more than 660,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus. Serey stated that Davy Macias wasn’t vaccinated because she was pregnant. However, it was not clear if Daniel was.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised all pregnant women to receive the Covid vaccine in August, approximately two weeks before Davy Macias’ Aug. 26 death. This was because hospitals in U.S. hotspots saw an alarming number of mothers-to-be who were not vaccinated with the virus.