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A tragic four-year-old girl whose mother was an anti-vaxxer has died after contracting Covid.
Young Kali Cook reportedly died within hours of showing symptoms of the virus in an extremely rare and horrible case, seeing her become the youngest victim of the disease in Galvston County, Texas.
Mum Karra Harwood, who was reportedly not jabbed, told The Daily News: "I was one of the people that was anti (vaccine), I was against it.
"Now, I wish I never was."
The family were quarantining due to Covid at the time, but it is unclear how many of them were positive and when the infections were diagnosed.
According to the heartbroken mother, Kali died in her sleep after developing a fever in the night.
She claims that her daughter had no underlying health conditions but often got sicker than her siblings did, The Daily News reports.
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The tragic child had not tested positive for the virus but Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed she was carrying it when they examined her.
Ms Harwood said: "I ended up getting Covid and was diagnosed on Monday (September 6).
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"I came home and was isolated. I tried to stay away from her and didn’t want her and my other kids to get it."
At around 2am the following day, the mother noticed Kali had a fever and gave her some medicine, but she had tragically died by 7am.
Kali had not been in school since September 1, which suggests it was more likely she contracted the virus at home, according to the Daily News.
It is rare for children to become seriously ill with the disease and often recover quickly.
Kali was not eligible for a jab in the USA, due to being younger than 12.
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