An East Coast man who contracted Covid-19 was put into an induced coma, needed a pacemaker installed, and has had to learn to walk again in his long road to recovery, NZ Herald reports. Jason Collier is imploring vaccine hesitant people to get vaccinated or risk going through what he endured, or even worse. The 45-year-old was living in Auckland when he caught Covid-19, setting off a harrowing chain of events. “The doctors said because I had had my first jab, it probably saved my life,” Jason said. He was transferred to Gisborne Hospital on November 7 after 41 days in Middlemore Hospital.