Family of coronavirus victim say Covid deniers 'should visit hospital'

Family of coronavirus victim, 76, say Covid deniers ‘should spend five minutes on a hospital ward’ watching victims ‘fighting for their lives alone with no dignity’

  • Ken Morgans, 76, died with coronavirus last week after going with mild symptom
  • Son-in-law Darren Buttrick, 49, was in intensive care with virus too but survived 
  • Mr Buttrick said: ‘They should just spend five minutes on a hospital ward’  

The family of a grandfather who died from coronavirus has said Covid deniers should ‘spend five minutes on a hospital ward’ and watch people fight for their lives. 

Ken Morgans, 76, died at Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital with coronavirus last week after going in with mild symptoms on January 2.  

His son-in-law Darren Buttrick, 49, was given just 15 minutes to say goodbye to his family in March while he was in intensive care with the virus. 

He has since fully recovered.  

Ken Morgans (pictured with his daughter Angela), 76, died from coronavirus at Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital last week

Mr Buttrick told Sky News: ‘It is real and it’s really disappointing and frustrating that people think it isn’t. 

‘They should just spend five minutes on a hospital ward, see those people fighting for their life, fighting for breath alone, no dignity’. 

Ms Buttrick’s wife Angela revealed that her father, Mr Morgans, died after he told doctors he could no longer tolerate having an oxygen mask forcing air into his body. 

Ms Buttrick’s wife Angela (pictured) revealed that her father, Mr Morgans, died after he told doctors he could no longer tolerate having an oxygen mask forcing air into his body

The family, from Coven in Staffordshire, said doctors suspect Mr Morgans died from the new fast-spreading variant of the virus. 

Mr Morgans’ granddaughter, Maia, paid tribute to her ‘best friend’ grandfather. 

She added: ‘It was horrible. People need to be careful. We didn’t do anything for that to come to us, yet it still came twice.’   

Since his full recovery, Mr Buttrick has been donating his blood to help research into coronavirus.

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