- Richard had received his first dose of AstraZeneca when he was infected
- He was admitted to intensive care on the seventh day of his illness, and lost 15 kilograms of muscle mass
- He has urged everyone to help convince hesitant relatives and friends of the need for vaccinations
“In terms of what I’m able to do physically, if I stand up at the edge of the bed for a minute I will be breathless for two or three minutes … and that is with oxygen flow,” Richard said.
“You do everything right, I wore masks, I QR coded, I was cautious … and yet this can happen to you,” he said.
“It’s safe, it works, it will give you peace of mind. Convince your relatives, convince your friends.”