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Near death from COVID-19 at 25, New Haven man serves as beacon for vaccination

New Haven Register
By Pam McLoughlin
Sep. 30, 2021

WALLINGFORD — Glenn Merritt III, 25, had a dreaded fear of getting COVID-19 and having to be intubated, so he planned to get the vaccine as soon as his age group became eligible in early April.

But less than two weeks before that magic date, Merritt, better known as “G” was hospitalized with the virus and his worst fear came true - he had to be intubated, suffered numerous major organ complications and his parents were told at one point he likely had three days to live.