In November 2021, Josh Hardison and his wife, 34-year-old Nicole Charlotte Hardison, were looking at a bright future. They were expecting a baby. They’d just bought a house. But then Nicole got COVID-19 and had to be hospitalized. In the hospital, doctors gave her remdesivir, without her consent. She didn’t make it out.
In November 2021, Josh Hardison and his wife, 34-year-old Nicole Charlotte Hardison, were looking at a bright future. The couple, who met in 2018, and married in 2020, had just purchased a home and were expecting their first child.
Then, after experiencing persistent cold symptoms, Nicole tested positive for COVID-19. She was admitted to Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Dec. 5, 2021.
Less than a month later, on Dec. 22, 2021, Nicole was dead. She died of kidney failure — a direct result, Josh said, of COVID-19 hospital protocols that included the administration of remdesivirand other medications without the couple’s consent.
In an interview with The Defender, Josh Hardinson detailed his wife’s ordeal, during which she gave birth prematurely to her baby via C-section, without ever having the opportunity to see or hold the infant. Josh shared documentation to corroborate his story.
‘It just went from bad to worse’
“We thought we had it all,” Josh Hardinson told The Defender. “We decided to have a child, she got pregnant, everything was going great. And then, when she tested positive for COVID-19, the OB-GYN told her, ‘Don’t do anything, stay inside, lie down,’ all the stuff you shouldn’t do for breathing difficulty.”
“It just went from bad to worse and it was an unbelievable thing,” he said.
Nicole’s test came back positive on Nov. 30, 2021, when she was 30 weeks pregnant and experiencing difficulty breathing due to her pregnancy and small frame. She had not received the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to Josh, her doctor informed her that she could take monoclonal antibodies but “recommended against it.” Due to that negative recommendation, Nicole “didn’t want to get” the antibodies. Her shortness of breath continued to worsen, leading Josh to ask the OB-GYN about the antibodies, but “really got nowhere with him on that.”
By Dec. 5, 2021, Nicole asked to go to the hospital. According to Josh, “I knew better than to take her to the hospital from what I’d read online and from people I’d talked to. But your wife’s pregnant, you really don’t have a choice.”
Josh said the treatment they received at the hospital upon admission was hostile. “They were angry and mad at me that I even got out of the car to drop her off at the hospital,” he said. “They told me somebody would call me. And of course, nobody ever called me, and I sat in the parking lot for hours.”
“They really didn’t want to give her care there,” he continued. “And the main thing that they were concerned about was that she should go on social media and encourage everybody else to get vaccinated … That was all they were concerned about.”