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Anti Vax radio hosts:

"Marc Bernier died Saturday of COVID-19 after a three-week battle, his bereft radio station announced. He was 65.

Bernier had been afflicted three weeks earlier after hosting radio talk shows in Daytona Beach for 30 years, and after dubbing himself 'Mr. Anti-Vax.' He also said the U.S. government was 'acting like Nazis' for insisting people get the shot.

Bernier’s death was the third this month among conservative talk show hosts outspoken against the coronavirus vaccine.

He was preceded eight days earlier by Phil Valentine, a 61-year-old conservative talk radio host in Tennessee who mocked coronavirus vaccines but changed his tone after getting sick. He battled the disease for a month.

Also having a change of heart, before his stopped, was Dick Farrel, a former Newsmax commentator and all-around coronavirus-denying, vaccine-resistant right-wing radio talk show host. The South Florida radio host died of COVID-19 complications on Aug. 6, at age 65, after exhorting fans not to get the vaccine, calling the entire coronavirus crisis as scam-demic.'”

Both Farrel and Valentine urged friends and followers to get the vaccine as the disease closed in on them and said they regretted not doing it themselves.

Bernier, speaking to a guest about a week after the Pfizer jab was approved for emergency use in December, was adamantly against it, though it wasn’t clear how he felt at the end.

'Are you kidding me? Mr. Anti-Vax? Jeepers,' Bernier said in answer to the question of whether he would take the shot. 'I’m not taking it.'"

@Rothko posted:

He apparently had multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells that suppresses the body's immune system.  So, although fully vaccinated, he was in a high risk category, at greater risk of harm from Covid.

Yeah, the initial stories all just said covid or associations with covid, but I would imagine that the cancer made it such that even the vaccine wasn't enough to save him.

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