An anti-vaxxer who tweeted just last month that he had “99 problems but a vax ain’t one” has died of COVID-19 after leaning heavily on his faith in his final hours, according to local reports.
Stephen Harmon, a 34-year-old man who went to Hillsong Church in Los Angeles, posted regularly on social media in opposition to vaccination efforts, which are ramping up due to the Delta COVID-19 variant that is sweeping the world. Six weeks prior to his death, he tweeted “If you’re having email problems, I feel bad for you, son. I got 99 problems, but a vax ain’t one,” CBSLA Staff reports.
Since being hospitalized, Harmon reportedly began to chronicle his journey with COVID-19, posting photos of himself in his hospital bed on Instagram and telling followers that he had pneumonia. He also posted this on July 8, according to NBC News:
“Biden’s door to door vaccine ‘surveyors’ really should be called JaCovid Witnesses. #keepmovingdork,” Harmon tweeted.
He trusted his faith over science, which is clear by this post from his Twitter:
“If you don’t have faith that God can heal me over your stupid ventilator then keep the Hell out of my ICU room, there’s no room in here for fear or lack of faith!”
That was just three days before his death. In his last tweet before passing away, he asked for prayers, writing: “i’m choosing to go under intubation, i’ve fought this thing as hard as i can but unfortunately it’s reached a point of critical choice & as much as i hate having to do this i’d rather it be willingness than forced emergency procedure. don’t know when i’ll wake up, please pray.”
He died Wednesday at Corona Regional Medical Center, NBC reports.
This is no time to rejoice in someone’s death, but this death was preventable. And it should serve as a serious warning for all those who think vaccines aren’t important.
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