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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell had cancer before he died of COVID-19 complications.
A healthcare CEO with the same cancer blamed unvaccinated people: "Somebody is killing us."
Powell was fully vaccinated, his family said. But the cancer and treatment likely made him more vulnerable.
A healthcare CEO who has the same cancer that Colin Powell had before his death blamed unvaccinated people for risking vulnerable people's lives.
Dr. Marc Harrison, the CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, has multiple myeloma. Powell, the former secretary of state, also had the blood cell cancer before his death earlier this week.
Powell's family said he died of complications from COVID-19, but that he was fully vaccinated.
Both the cancer and the immune-system-suppressing drugs that treat it likely made Powell more vulnerable to a severe COVID-19 infection.
Harrison said on Monday, according to The Salt Like Tribune: "For people with blood cancers - lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma - only about half of them respond to an mRNA vaccine."
Harrison said about people who are immunocompromised: "Somebody is giving them COVID. Somebody is killing us. The surest way to decrease that is for people to get their vaccinations."
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