Ripe, who beat the odds then, battled a milder case of the virus this January.
He was vaccinated in March.
Still, Saturday night, though he’d shown no prior symptoms, Parris knew it had to be COVID-19 again when she heard the fluid in his lungs.
She rushed him to the ER. And an hour later, Parris got a familiar call.
Ripe was intubated and waiting for an available ICU bed.
h/t ST. FLOYD OF FENTANYL