Unvaccinated college student dies from COVID complications in North Carolina after mother’s warnings

A North Carolina college student who refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine despite his mother’s repeated pleas died Monday.

Tyler Gilreath, 20, had just started his sophomore year at North Carolina-Wilmington when he tested positive for the virus in late August, local NBC affiliate WECT reported. Gilreath had promised his mom, Tamra Demello, that he would get the shot after he got to school, but his positive test came two days after arrival.

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