The compounded tragedy of Covid-19 vaccine skeptics dying from the virus
Anti-mask and anti-vaccine crusaders have stuck to their word against science … that is until a string of the most vocal skeptics fell victim to Covid-19. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how the anti-vaccine contingency has changed its tone, and how these deaths could’ve been completely avoidable all along.
SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
3rd conservative radio host who condemned vaccines dies of Covid https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2021/08/29/3rd-conservative-radio-host-who-condemned-vaccines-dies-of-covid-1390555
Anti-mask activist who organized protests in Texas dies of COVID-19 https://theweek.com/news/1004280/anti-mask-activist-who-organized-protests-in-texas-dies-of-covid-19
Conservative radio host and vaccine critic dies of covid-19 complications https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/09/dick-farrel-dies-covid19/
Phil Valentine, a radio host who scoffed at Covid, then urged his followers to get vaccinated, dies. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/21/us/phil-valentine-dies-covid.html
You asked, we’re answering: Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-questions-answers/#with-the-delta-variant-spreading-how-much-does-vaccination-reduce-infection-hospitalization-and-death
An evidence review of face masks against COVID-19 https://www.pnas.org/content/118/4/e2014564118
Combined Effects of Masking and Distance on Aerosol Exposure Potential https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0025619621004018?dgcid=author
Effectiveness of Mask Wearing to Control Community Spread of SARS-CoV-2 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2776536
Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/delta-variant.html
‘He loved his family’: Caleb Wallace dies after battle with COVID-19, pregnant wife says https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/2021/08/22/texas-covid-delta-variant-hospitalizations-high-mom-fights-save-husband/8196516002/
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