100,000 Covid Deaths: Grieving mother in Gosport says Covid-hoaxers and rule-breakers are 'utterly disgusting'

A WOMAN from Gosport has called out Covid-hoaxers and rule breakers as she pays tribute to her daughter, one of more than 100,000 people who has died in the pandemic.

By Richard Lemmer
Friday, 29th January 2021, 2:28 pm

Emma Dickinson, who suffered from kidney failure, spent three weeks on a ventilator in Queen Alexandra Hospital after contracting Covid-19, before she died on Easter Sunday last year.

As the country exceeds 100,000 deaths during the pandemic, Emma’s mum has once again pleaded with everyone stick to the lockdown rules, wear faces masks – and shame those who spread lies about the virus.

Sue Foulsham said: ‘With the way they are acting, obviously they have not lost anyone. Until it hits them, they probably think it’s okay to act like that.

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Emma Dickinson (middle) with husband Aaron and (l-r) Jack, Jamie and Kathleen.

‘It’s utterly disgusting.

‘I feel that everyone should take note of what the government is saying, people should wear a face mask and keep their distance from each other.’

Her words come as families of those who have died in the pandemic – including Merrick Burrell, Ann Milligan and George Mason – have again paid tribute to their loved ones and urged the public to beware the virus.

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But the virus remains a real threat and a source of grief, leaving Emma’s family – including her three children aged 9 to 14 – still coming to terms with their loss.

Sue continued: ‘We are still getting used to not having Emma here.

‘It was hard over Christmas.

‘Her youngest was leaving school for the Christmas break, and he started crying.

‘He said, ‘Mum isn’t going to be here for Christmas.’

‘They all really miss her.

‘Every month on the 12th – the day she died – we light a candle at home.

‘We still have her Facebook page page up as a memorial, so her close friends are always commenting when we put up pictures.

‘And it will be hard over the next month as it would have been her birthday on February 13.’

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