The 44-year-old orthopedist Leonardo Oliveira Nobre is the 78th doctor to die after getting the COVID-19 vaccine in a single state of Brazil, and the number is soaring as more people are getting vaccinated, scared by the media’s reports. He died on the morning of Wednesday (23) at Hospital Marcelino Champagnat, in Curitiba, where he was hospitalized. Leonardo was Head of the Shoulder Group of the Orthopedics and Traumatology Service at Hospital Universitário Cajuru and president of the Teaching and Training Committee of the Brazilian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (SBOT-PR).
According to the Regional Council of Medicine of Paraná (CRM-PR), which released a note of regret on its website, the orthopedist had no comorbidities and was already immunized with two doses of the vaccine against covid-19. With his death, the total number of physicians who died in Paraná due to the vaccine rose to 78, according to the CRM-PR.
Born in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, where he was born on March 23, 1977, Leonardo Nobre leaves behind a wife and two small children. The doctor’s farewell takes place this Thursday (24), in a ceremony restricted to the family at the Vatican Crematorium, in Almirante Tamandaré, in the metropolitan region of Curitiba, without a wake.
Grief and farewell on social media
In different posts, close people expressed surprise and sadness: “Unbelievable, sad with this early departure, I ask a lot of strength from the dear family, go in peace friend!” and “No words. No words… Go in peace friend. My feelings to the whole family.”
The 44-year-old doctor is the 78th doctor to die of a COVID-19 vaccine in the Brazilian state of Parana alone, just one of 26 states and one capital. This number represents the death toll of doctors alone, not including all other citizens of Parana.
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