Florida TikToker Alexandra Blankenbiller posted a series of heartbreaking videos from her hospital bed, requesting her followers to get vaccinated at the earliest. According to reports, Alexandra was unvaccinated herself.
Eventually, she died from Covid a week later.
Her shocking death has once again sparked alarm among her followers, whom she begged, “I did not get vaccinated. I do think it was a mistake. I shouldn’t have waited. If you are even 70 percent sure you want the vaccine, go get it.”
“Don’t wait. Go get it. Because hopefully if you get it, then you won’t end up in the hospital like me.’
“I don’t have a lot of energy for talking, so I’m going to try and make this quick. I’m going to be taking a couple of breaks,” Blankenbiller said in the Aug. 15 video, which has been viewed more than 850,000 times.
Who was Alexandra Blankenbiller?
Alexandra Blankenbiller was a Jacksonville native who reportedly pleaded with her followers in her final TikTok video last month to get vaccinated. She had not — and nine days after posting the final video, she died.
“So, just to follow up again, as I said in my other videos, I did not get vaccinated,” said Blankenbiller,
“I’m not anti-vax. I was just trying to do my research.
“I was scared, and I wanted me and my family to all do it at the same time.”
“And as I’m sure you guys know, it’s hard to get everyone to agree on something if people feel differently.”
“I shouldn’t have waited. I think if you’re even 70 percent sure that you want the vaccine, go get it,” said TikToker Alexandra Blankenbiller. https://t.co/etX6cx1egA
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) September 7, 2021
How old was Alexandra Blankenbiller?
Alexandra Blankenbiller was 31 years old at the time of death.
Megan Alexandra Blankenbiller COVID
Blankenbiller’s videos on vaccination, where she had urged others not to repeat her mistake, have gone viral following her death. She contracted Covid sometime in early August and got admitted to the hospital.
In one of the videos, she acknowledged her mistake in judgment while clarifying that she was not an anti-vaxxer. “I’m not anti-vax. I was just trying to do my research. I was scared,” Blankenbiller said.
She further added:
“It’s OK to have questions, but I’m just telling you guys I was for weeks really thinking about getting it, ready to get it, but frankly I waited because I was trying to convince my whole family to do it at the same time.”
“But if you are in my boat and you’re waiting to convince someone else to do it with you, don’t.
“Just get vaccinated.”
Alexandra Blankenbiller Death
Unfortunately, shortly before she and her family were diagnosed with Covid, Blankenbiller had scheduled vaccination appointments for herself, her mother, and two sisters.
However, they were all affected by the disease before their scheduled slots.
Among the four, Alexandra became the most critical with her condition worsening.
Despite struggling to breathe, she managed to make four TikTok videos before death, which have garnered millions of views. She talked about hearing screams of pain from other Covid patients in her adjacent hospital wards.
In a final video posted from her hospital bed, Megan Alexandra Blankenbiller pleaded with her TikTok followers not to wait to get a COVID vaccine — a decision she said she came to regret.
She died 9 days later at the age of 31.https://t.co/lJek58YBbe
— NPR (@NPR) September 9, 2021
Blankenbiller eventually succumbed to her death on August 24.
Alexandra Blankenbiller Video
“The ‘vid got me, guys. DO NOT WAIT TO GET VACCINATED! Go now!! And please pray/send good vibes, etc for me. Stay safe muffins!” she wrote in the caption for her first video, while in another, she stated:
“I’ve been here since early Friday morning, and all I’ve been hearing are the moans and screams of people in pain. People, I’m assuming that have lost people that they love because I know what that’s like personally…”
Alexandra Blankenbiller TikTok
She posted her first video from the hospital bed on August 13.
She had around 16,300 followers on TikTok and her last video on August 15, racked up over 834,000 views.
What We Know So Far
“She did not want anyone, even a stranger watching her videos on TikTok, to go through the pain and heartache that she and others on the COVID ward were going through. And if she could help even one person, she would”.
An acquaintance shared these details while mourning Blankenbiller’s tragic death.
Florida has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the USA.