A California man who mocked the Govt-19 vaccine on social media has died after a month-long battle with the virus.
Stephen Harmon, a member of the Hillshang Church, opposed the vaccine and published a series of jokes about not taking it.
“I have 99 problems, but the vaccine is not one of them,” the 34-year-old tweeted to his 7,000 followers in June.
He was treated for pneumonia and Govt-19 at a hospital outside Los Angeles, where he died Wednesday (21).
In the days leading up to his death, Harmon documented his struggle to stay alive by posting pictures of himself in his hospital bed.
“Please pray for all of you, they really want to inject me and put me in a respirator,” he said.
In his last tweet on Wednesday, Harmon said he would indulge himself.
“I do not know when I will wake up, please pray,” he wrote.
Despite his fight against the virus, Harmon said he refuses to be vaccinated, saying his religious beliefs will protect him.
Before he died, he joked about infections and vaccines, sharing memes claiming he believed in the Bible, not Dr. Anthony Fucci, America’s best pathologist.
Hillong Church founder Brian Houston confirmed the news of his death in a tweet.
“Ben has delivered the devastating news that our dear friend Stephen Harmon has passed away from the temple. It is heartbreaking,” Houston said.
Through Instagram, he paid tribute to the hormone.
“He was one of the most generous men I knew, and he had a lot to do,” Houston wrote.
“He always attended our grandchildren’s football games and will be missed by many. Be quiet.”
He said the church encourages its members to “follow the instructions of their doctors.”
Covid-19 cases have increased in California in recent weeks, with most cases being taken to undiagnosed hospitals.
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