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Larry King Sepsis

Larry King, world-famous television and radio broadcaster died from sepsis. His widow, Shawn Southwick King, has revealed that King died from a sepsis infection that was unrelated to his COVID-19 diagnosis. Earlier, it was thought that Larry had died from COVID-19 “It was an infection, it was sepsis,” Shawn King said. “He was finally ready […]

February 1, 2021» Read more

We are pleased to announce that END SEPSIS has formally partnered with two excellent organizations whose missions align closely with our own. Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine The first is the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM). Working in partnership with patients, families and the healthcare community, SIDM works to address the problem […]

January 8, 2021» Read more

April Chavez survived maternal sepsis following the birth of her son, Cruz. In her own words, “The very first time I ever heard the word sepsis was just over three years ago as I came out of a medically induced coma… After the birth of my son, I began to feel terrible. I complained to […]

January 7, 2021» Read more
Maternal Mortality

The appalling rate of maternal death in the United States and its disproportionate impact on women of color is once again making headlines – a woman dies every 12 hours from pregnancy-related complications and two-thirds of those deaths are preventable. As the third leading cause of maternal death, maternal sepsis is very much part of […]

December 16, 2020» Read more
COVID-19 vaccine

Although sepsis is most often caused by a bacterial infection, COVID-19, a viral infection, can and does cause sepsis.  Vaccination is critical to preventing the deaths and severe disabilities that can result from sepsis. Dying from septic shock is a hard, painful death, just as dying from COVID-19 is. The opportunity to be vaccinated when […]

December 10, 2020» Read more