I lost my mother, son, my brother in law, and mother in law (in that order) from covid-19. All within 4 months. My mother in law and brother in law were on ventilators because they were unable to breath on their own. We said good-bye to both of them via FaceTime but they never knew it, as far as, my knowledge. My mother died from covid complication. She otherwise lived a normal happy life and would have continued to live if it wasn't for covid complications, she was a diabetic. She was living a good life due to daily medication. Covid interfered with that. My son's death was from suicide, which was the only death unrelated to covid. Losing all these precious loved ones in a very short period of time was devastating to say the least. I'm still feeling the pain from it all, probably will the rest of my life. My granddaughter 12 had covid too but she's doing good now, and was just recently vaccinated. No one who past away was vaccinated. I'm warning those who think this is a ordinary cold or just a flu, it is not. This is a very serious disease that affects people differently. Some are lucky ones where they have mild symptoms, or worse, it could be the cause of their death or a loved ones death. My wife and I and other family members are now fully vaccinated, since the end of March. We waited an additional 6 weeks or so after vaccination to go out in public mask free. We all feel great, but we are still very cautious and shy in public. We habitually wash our hands. We stopped wearing masks 6 weeks after our vaccinations, but may returned to them again with yet another rise in current cases. My advice to those on the fence, please take care of yourself and your family by seeking the advice from your trusted family Dr.. Whatever you do don't make your decision based on politics. There's a lot of misinformation out there. Think for yourself, protect yourself, and your family before it's too late. If anyone has children or grandchildren under 12, seriously protect them, there is no vaccine for them yet.
I had covid the year before, February 2020, which was a month before all the lock down started. My wife had it too after me. We were very sick but pulled through. At the time we didn't realize it was covid. We both had the flu before this was far worse, more intense. It was a long haul.
To the asker of this question Live to Love: I hope and pray your family member make a full recovery. If you're not vaccinated yet please do so, it's easy and worth it.