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- Nurse Rebecca Mack died in April at her home in Morpeth, Northumberland
- She isolated herself with Covid symptoms and died after calling paramedics.
- Her mother Marion asked families not to get too close to relatives
The mother of a NHS nurse killed by the coronavirus asked families not to “go crazy” this Christmas and to get together because “this virus is still a killer”.
Rebecca Mack, 29, died at her home in Morpeth, Northumberland in April after showing symptoms of the virus.
The nurse, who previously worked in Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary children’s cancer ward, was living alone and in isolation when her symptoms worsened.
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She called an ambulance and left the door open for her to arrive, but paramedics found Ms. Mack dead in her home.
Tests later confirmed the nurse had the coronavirus, her family told The Chronicle.
Her mother Marion, 60, warned those celebrating Christmas to show love to their families “by staying away and not getting too close.”
He said: “We fear that people will go crazy at Christmas. You can’t stop people from meeting on Christmas, but people should try to do it remotely.
“If we can hold out a little longer until people are vaccinated, there will be no more deaths. This virus is still a killer.
Her daughter, who had worked for NHS 111 prior to her death, had remained in contact with her family while isolated in Morpeth.
Ms. Mack said Rebecca told her she felt better hours before she died.
The distraught mother has now condemned those who are just “selfish” and don’t take the pandemic seriously, adding: “Some people just don’t understand it.
Ms Mack and husband Alan, 62, created a JustGiving page in memory of their daughter and raised nearly £ 20,000 to support the RVI Childhood Cancer Fund.
Scientists today warned Brits to “reconsider” Christmas gatherings that run the risk that scientists fear a new wave of people by “infecting” the vulnerable and elderly we love with Covid-19 infections.
Families in the UK can create a holiday bubble between 23 and 27 December and spend the holiday season with no more than three families.
This allows the British to travel between levels to join their “bubble” and groups can meet in private homes, gardens, places of worship and outdoor public areas.
However, experts warned that the government is sending the “wrong message” by asking families to obey the rules. Some suggest that a third wave of infections could be triggered in the new year.