He Has Down Syndrome and No COVID Vaccine. Now He’s on a Ventilator.
William Reilly’s younger brother Vincent Welch, 35, has Down syndrome and lives at home with his mother in Snover, a farming community of fewer than 500 people in eastern Michigan. Welch rarely goes out, spending most of his time inside, watching television.
So even as the state and their community saw COVID-19 rates tick up in recent weeks, Reilly figured his brother was likely safe.
Instead, Welch is now fighting for his life on a ventilator after being airlifted to the hospital at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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