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A fit, vaccinated man in his 20s has died from coronavirus in Australia, prompting warnings for people to take the virus seriously.
Throughout the pandemic, people have pointed out how many of the fatalities of the virus have had underlying health issues that contributed to their untimely death.
However, James Kondilios is an example of how Covid-19 can afflict people who are not only fully vaccinated but also fit and healthy.
NSW Health said in a statement: "He had received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine and had no known underlying health conditions,NSW Health expresses its sincere condolences to their loved ones."
The 23-year-old science graduate and champion power lifter had no health issues when he contracted the virus.
He was being treated at St Vincent's Hospital before sadly succumbing to his illness.
His friend, Julia Adamcewicz, told the Daily Mail how James' death is a terribly sad reminder of how the coronavirus can affect people differently and it can be deadly for even the fittest of people.
"Yesterday was a reminder that this battle with Covid we have all been a part of for the last few years is not something to be taken lightly as even the healthiest people can be taken far too young," she said.
Another mate, Stephen Ma, said (via News Corp): "I regret that I didn't hug you even harder the last time we saw each other," Mr Ma wrote.
"The years I spent with you will always be a great part of my life...I feel so lucky to have you in my life, even if it wasn't for as long as we would have liked."
James was so fit that he even represented Australia at the Power Lifting World Championships in Finland seven years ago.
He managed to win bronze in his event and was also a promising award-winning scientist.
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