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‘Mama, I Don’t Want to Die’: 20-Year-Old’s COVID Death the Latest Among Younger Victims

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A 20-year-old Idaho woman died of COVID-19 complications this week, leaving her mother with the devastating last words, “Mama, I don’t want to die.”

Summer Carr describes being haunted by those final moments with her daughter, Cleo Shepherd, in comments to local news outlet KTVB.

After Shepherd grew frightened when doctors prepared to intubate her, Carr says, “I promised her she was going to be fine. And that was the last conversation I ever had with her.”

Shepherd, described as “full of life” by her mother, watched her health rapidly deteriorate after her COVID-19 diagnosis, first developing pneumonia and then kidney failure. It was not immediately clear if she had been inoculated against the virus.

Her death comes as........

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