Beyonce’s former trainer Craig Adams dies of COVID-19… as her mother Tina Knowles pays tribute saying he ‘was like a family member’ to the star
Beyonce’s former trainer Craig Adams has passed away after battling COVID-19, her mother Tina Knowles has confirmed.
Knowles, 67, revealed that Adams died Tuesday night from complications due to coronavirus that had caused him to have kidney failure.
Adams also worked as security for Beyonce when she was in Destiny’s Child, and Knowles described him as being ‘like a family member’ to herself and the star.
Sad news: Beyonce’s former trainer Craig Adams dies of COVID-19… as her mother Tina Knowles pays tribute saying he ‘was like a family member’ to the star
Tragedy: Knowles, 67, revealed that Adams died Tuesday night from complications due to coronavirus that had caused him to have kidney failure (pictured with Beyonce in 2012)
‘I am heartbroken this morning. I found out this morning that this amazing human being Craig Adams from Houston passed away last night from Covid,’ Knowles wrote on Wednesday.
‘This horrible killer disease attacked his organs, his lungs first made him have kidney failure and as hard as he fought he succumbed to the disease last night,’ she added.
‘Craig was a fitness trainer and was healthy! This is only the latest of Many friends and family that were lost to Covid. Craig was Beyoncé’s trainer and later security for Destiny’s Child!’
Loss: Adams also worked as security for Beyonce when she was in Destiny’s Child, and Knowles described him as being ‘like a family member’ to herself and the star (Pic, 2019)
She concluded: ‘He was like a family member. Such a beautiful human being, kind, loving, and gentle. RIP Craig we love you!’
Among the many was COVID-19 can affect people, the disease can cause blood clots that might clog the kidneys.
Tributes for the Houston-based trainer flooded in under Knowles’ post, with one user commenting: ‘Oooh my gosh he used to train me!!! This is so sad. He was such a nice man! Oh I’m so sorry to hear about this loss.’
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So-called ‘breakthrough’ COVID-19 cases occur when people contract the disease 14 days or more after receiving their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or the Johnson & Johnson one-shot jab.
Clinical trials have shown that Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine is 95% effective in preventing symptomatic disease and the Moderna vaccine is 94.5% effective.
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When comparing fully vaccinated people who did and did not get sick, the risk is even lower.
The most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data show that 10,262 of at least 133 million Americans who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 later contracted the disease.
This translates to 0.00716% of people who have completed their vaccine series have gone on to test positive.
It also represents the true odds of getting COVID-19 after full vaccination: less than 0.01%.
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The CDC states that 99.5% of all deaths occur in unvaccinated people.
That means, if the figure applies to the 3,165 Americans who’ve died in July 2021 so far – as of July 13 – about 3,150 deaths would be among unvaccinated people and 15 deaths among fully vaccinated people.