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HEARTBREAKING: San Antonio Councilman and His Husband Die Within Hours of Each Other From Coronavirus

A tragic story comes out of San Antonio, Texas as city councilman and his husband died within hours of each other of coronavirus.

Philip Tsai had gone to the doctor and was given medications, then sent home to only go back days later and be put on a ventilator. In his last post on Facebook he said

Back in the ER.. oxygen super low. Heart rate low. Shortness breath vomiting blood pressure high fever 102.9. Update: I tested positive for corona. Be here for a couple of days.. then quarantine 14 day”

Philip would never make it back home, his husband would soon join him in a San Antonio ICU. Tony had also been sick, but didn’t want to go to the E.R. He was found unresponsive by Philip’s mom and days later ended fighting for his life in a hospital room near his husband’s.

“These doctors in the ICU and nurses they tell us new frontier for them they’re trying to figure it out all the stuff that you’re hearing on the news and all the stuff that we hear from the actual people fighting in the front lines,” said Alfred and Robert Tsai, Philip’s brothers.

Alfred and Robert say they want to share Philip and Tony’s story, and they know the way they died should serve as a warning to everyone young or old, healthy or sick, male or female.

“You can look at the end of the day, there are two family members we will miss and will never get back. It’s not worth going out socializing and having that chance risking the chance of getting it.

Tony Brooks Tsai was a councilman at Live Oak and worked at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Phillip Thai Brooks owned his own salon called Extreme Opulenece Hair Studio, LLC. They will be buried together at Fort Sam Houston.

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott is rushing to try and open the state by May 1st despite the states lack of coronavirus testing

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