‘I thought I was untouchable:’ Business owner changes mind about vaccine after testing positive for COVID-19

ORLANDO, Fla. – An Orlando Black business owner, who at first did not want the vaccine, said his views have changed after his recent battle with COVID-19.

Marquiz McKenzie, 30, said he was regularly wearing his mask and even getting tested for COVID. Though he only had a mild cold when he recently tested positive, he said the vaccine can save your life and possibly others.

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“I just didn’t think it would happen to me,” McKenzie said. “I thought I was untouchable to be honest with you. Like I’m young and COVID is not going to catch me but it caught me.”

He said he tested positive for COVID-19 back on July 2.  He’s the owner of a cleaning business called The Dirt Master. He’s now back at work and encouraging others to take COVID-19 seriously.

“I was depressed for a while because I really…

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