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When A Person Dies From COVID, It’s Okay To Tell The Truth About Who
They Were. DANIELLE CAMPOAMOR
LAST UPDATED JULY 26, 2021, 5:28 PM.

As the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths increase
across the country, particularly among those who aren't vaccinated, the
way in which these instances are being covered has grown in intensity,
too. Most recently, this can be seen in an NBC News and Associated Press
article on the death of 34-year-old Stephen Harmon, who died from COVID
after having publicly mocked the vaccine. Headlined "Man who made fun of
vaccination efforts social media dies of Covid," the article generated a
fervid response on Twitter, with some finding its framing "incredibly
distasteful," and others wondering if this news might "bring a handful
of folks from his inner circle to a different understanding of the virus
and the vaccine." Harmon's understanding of the vaccine was
well-documented. Prior to his COVID diagnosis and eventual
hospitalization, he openly mocked vaccination efforts, tweeting, "I got
99 problems but a vax ain’t one" just last month. On July 8, he also
mocked President Joe Biden's door-to-door vaccine outreach plan:
"Biden's door to door vaccine 'surveyors' really should be called
JaCovid Witnesses" before adding #keepmovingdork for good measure. After
contracting the virus, Harmon posted pictures of himself from his
hospital bed in Corona Regional Medical Center, tweeting: "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!" He also shared that he had "pneumonia and critically low oxygen
levels" and that he was going to be intubated, writing that he didn't
know when he'd wake up and asked his followers to "please pray." He died
shortly thereafter. NBC's article recounts all of this — Harmon's
tweets, his hospital stay, and how he died. It doesn't add a judgmental
lens to what Harmon did or said, but merely presents the facts. While
some may question the need to include Harmon's tweets and misinformation
he spread about COVID prior to dying of it, the reality is this: The
34-year-old would likely have been over 95% protected from the very
virus that killed him had he listened to infectious disease experts and
medical professionals. So if the article is really distasteful, is that
just because the truth is? Given the misinformation and outright lies
about both COVID-19 and vaccines currently proliferating around the
U.S., it's reasonable to assume that many people who aren't vaccinated
might not be so because of a misunderstanding or lack of knowledge about
the vaccines, their safety, and their efficiency. Recently, ICU doctors
and nurses have started sharing heartbreaking stories of patients who
refused vaccines, believing COVID was a hoax, just before dying. Harmon
may very well have been one of those people, but that doesn't change the
fact that he also did make fun of the vaccine and did mock people who
decided to follow the science and get vaccinated. He indulged in those
talking points and proudly regurgitated them to his over 600 Twitter
followers. He knowingly and happily disregarded the lives and well-being
of others by refusing to take COVID-19 seriously. It may be true that
the article about his death didn't portray this in a flattering light,
but the only way to have done that would have been by not telling his
story at all. While it would have been an option not to tell Harmon's
story, it's possible that by sharing it, others will be deterred from
befalling a similar fate. Sharing it might show that COVID-19 doesn't
care about your vaccination jokes or conspiracy theories. This isn't
morbid or mocking — it's honest. That people are openly pointing out
that Harmon died from the very thing he treated with such cavalier
indifference is not harsh — it's the truth, cruel though it might be.
Telling this part of Harmon's story doesn't change the person he was,
and the other good he may have done in his lifetime. Telling this story,
about the life of a person who died of COVID — a person who refused to
get vaccinated, and refused to listen to science, and refused to even
tolerate those that did — isn't going to change the outcome for Harmon,
but it might change it for someone else. And that's worth a dose of the
truth, difficult though it may be to hear.

<https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-who-made-fun-vaccination-effort
s-social-media-dies-covid-n1274922?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma>

<https://tinyurl.com/k98tbv6f>

<https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/07/23/hillsong-church-stephen-harmo
n-dies-covid-19-unvaccinated/>

<https://tinyurl.com/n73vp9f8>
Lamey
2021-07-30 21:20:07 UTC
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When A Person Dies From COVID, It? Okay To Tell The Truth About Who
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More bullshit
a322x1n
2021-07-30 21:55:25 UTC
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When A Person Dies From COVID, It? Okay To Tell The Truth About Who
They Were. DANIELLE CAMPOA.
More bullshit
No, it's the truth, "Lamey". You object because it exposes your lies,
"Lamey".

<https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/07/23/hillsong-church-stephen-harmo
n-dies-covid-19-unvaccinated/>

<https://tinyurl.com/n73vp9f8>

But, don't worry, you've been vaccinated and you don't have to worry
about it happening to you.

P.S. The expression on his face as the Doctors told him the vent was
needed is priceless. I'm going to print it out and frame it for my
wall. Or, perhaps I should make it my PC wall paper. Where do you
think it'll look best.
Lamey
2021-07-30 22:07:26 UTC
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<https://tinyurl.com/wf9kkkyp>
When A Person Dies From COVID, It? Okay To Tell The Truth About Who
They Were. DANIELLE CAMPOA.
More bullshit
No, it's the truth, "Lamey". You object because it exposes your lies,
"Lamey".
<https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/07/23/hillsong-church-stephen-harmo
n-dies-covid-19-unvaccinated/>
<https://tinyurl.com/n73vp9f8>
But, don't worry, you've been vaccinated and you don't have to worry
about it happening to you.
P.S. The expression on his face as the Doctors told him the vent was
needed is priceless. I'm going to print it out and frame it for my
wall. Or, perhaps I should make it my PC wall paper. Where do you
think it'll look best.
Up your ass, you know, where you get all your education.
Rudy Canoza
2021-07-30 22:02:46 UTC
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When A Person Dies From COVID, It? Okay To Tell The Truth About Who
They Were. DANIELLE CAMPOA <SLAP A KOOK>
I am more bullshit
"Jack Shit" = "Skeeter" = "Jack-off Skeeter Shit-4-Braincell"

You already were completely bullshit, Jack-Off Skeeter Shit-4-Braincell
Rudy Canoza
2021-07-30 21:48:33 UTC
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<https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/07/10598731/stephen-harmon-covid-n
bc-twitter-backlash-reason>
<https://tinyurl.com/wf9kkkyp>
When A Person Dies From COVID, It’s Okay To Tell The Truth About Who
They Were. DANIELLE CAMPOAMOR
LAST UPDATED JULY 26, 2021, 5:28 PM.
As the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths increase
across the country, particularly among those who aren't vaccinated, the
way in which these instances are being covered has grown in intensity,
too. Most recently, this can be seen in an NBC News and Associated Press
article on the death of 34-year-old Stephen Harmon, who died from COVID
after having publicly mocked the vaccine. Headlined "Man who made fun of
vaccination efforts social media dies of Covid," the article generated a
fervid response on Twitter, with some finding its framing "incredibly
distasteful," and others wondering if this news might "bring a handful
of folks from his inner circle to a different understanding of the virus
and the vaccine." Harmon's understanding of the vaccine was
well-documented. Prior to his COVID diagnosis and eventual
hospitalization, he openly mocked vaccination efforts, tweeting, "I got
99 problems but a vax ain’t one" just last month. On July 8, he also
"Biden's door to door vaccine 'surveyors' really should be called
JaCovid Witnesses" before adding #keepmovingdork for good measure. After
contracting the virus, Harmon posted pictures of himself from his
hospital bed in Corona Regional Medical Center, tweeting: "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!" He also shared that he had "pneumonia and critically low oxygen
levels" and that he was going to be intubated, writing that he didn't
know when he'd wake up and asked his followers to "please pray." He died
shortly thereafter. NBC's article recounts all of this — Harmon's
tweets, his hospital stay, and how he died. It doesn't add a judgmental
lens to what Harmon did or said,
I'll take care of that for them. The guy was a stupid, dangerous fuckwit.
Post by a322x1n
but merely presents the facts. While
some may question the need to include Harmon's tweets and misinformation
he spread about COVID prior to dying of it, the reality is this: The
34-year-old would likely have been over 95% protected from the very
virus that killed him had he listened to infectious disease experts and
medical professionals. So if the article is really distasteful, is that
just because the truth is? Given the misinformation and outright lies
about both COVID-19 and vaccines currently proliferating around the
U.S., it's reasonable to assume that many people who aren't vaccinated
might not be so because of a misunderstanding or lack of knowledge about
the vaccines, their safety, and their efficiency. Recently, ICU doctors
and nurses have started sharing heartbreaking stories of patients who
refused vaccines, believing COVID was a hoax, just before dying. Harmon
may very well have been one of those people, but that doesn't change the
fact that he also did make fun of the vaccine and did mock people who
decided to follow the science and get vaccinated. He indulged in those
talking points and proudly regurgitated them to his over 600 Twitter
followers. He knowingly and happily disregarded the lives and well-being
of others by refusing to take COVID-19 seriously. It may be true that
the article about his death didn't portray this in a flattering light,
but the only way to have done that would have been by not telling his
story at all. While it would have been an option not to tell Harmon's
story, it's possible that by sharing it, others will be deterred from
befalling a similar fate. Sharing it might show that COVID-19 doesn't
care about your vaccination jokes or conspiracy theories. This isn't
morbid or mocking — it's honest. That people are openly pointing out
that Harmon died from the very thing he treated with such cavalier
indifference is not harsh — it's the truth, cruel though it might be.
Telling this part of Harmon's story doesn't change the person he was,
and the other good he may have done in his lifetime. Telling this story,
about the life of a person who died of COVID — a person who refused to
get vaccinated, and refused to listen to science, and refused to even
tolerate those that did — isn't going to change the outcome for Harmon,
but it might change it for someone else. And that's worth a dose of the
truth, difficult though it may be to hear.
<https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-who-made-fun-vaccination-effort
s-social-media-dies-covid-n1274922?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma>
<https://tinyurl.com/k98tbv6f>
<https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/07/23/hillsong-church-stephen-harmo
n-dies-covid-19-unvaccinated/>
<https://tinyurl.com/n73vp9f8>
a322x1n
2021-07-30 21:59:40 UTC
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<https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/07/10598731/stephen-harmon-covi
d-n bc-twitter-backlash-reason>
<https://tinyurl.com/wf9kkkyp>
When A Person Dies From COVID, It’s Okay To Tell The Truth About
Who They Were. DANIELLE CAMPOAMOR
LAST UPDATED JULY 26, 2021, 5:28 PM.
As the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths
increase across the country, particularly among those who aren't
vaccinated, the way in which these instances are being covered has
grown in intensity, too. Most recently, this can be seen in an NBC
News and Associated Press article on the death of 34-year-old Stephen
Harmon, who died from COVID after having publicly mocked the vaccine.
Headlined "Man who made fun of vaccination efforts social media dies
of Covid," the article generated a fervid response on Twitter, with
some finding its framing "incredibly distasteful," and others
wondering if this news might "bring a handful of folks from his inner
circle to a different understanding of the virus and the vaccine."
Harmon's understanding of the vaccine was well-documented. Prior to
his COVID diagnosis and eventual hospitalization, he openly mocked
vaccination efforts, tweeting, "I got 99 problems but a vax ain’t
one" just last month. On July 8, he also mocked President Joe Biden's
door-to-door vaccine outreach plan: "Biden's door to door vaccine
'surveyors' really should be called JaCovid Witnesses" before adding
#keepmovingdork for good measure. After contracting the virus, Harmon
posted pictures of himself from his hospital bed in Corona Regional
Medical Center, tweeting: "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!" He also shared
that he had "pneumonia and critically low oxygen levels" and that he
was going to be intubated, writing that he didn't know when he'd wake
up and asked his followers to "please pray." He died shortly
thereafter. NBC's article recounts all of this — Harmon's tweets,
his hospital stay, and how he died. It doesn't add a judgmental lens
to what Harmon did or said,
I'll take care of that for them. The guy was a stupid, dangerous fuckwit.
Good point. Pure justice is so rare these days.
Post by Rudy Canoza
Post by a322x1n
but merely presents the facts. While
some may question the need to include Harmon's tweets and
misinformation he spread about COVID prior to dying of it, the
reality is this: The 34-year-old would likely have been over 95%
protected from the very virus that killed him had he listened to
infectious disease experts and medical professionals. So if the
article is really distasteful, is that just because the truth is?
Given the misinformation and outright lies about both COVID-19 and
vaccines currently proliferating around the U.S., it's reasonable to
assume that many people who aren't vaccinated might not be so because
of a misunderstanding or lack of knowledge about the vaccines, their
safety, and their efficiency. Recently, ICU doctors and nurses have
started sharing heartbreaking stories of patients who refused
vaccines, believing COVID was a hoax, just before dying. Harmon may
very well have been one of those people, but that doesn't change the
fact that he also did make fun of the vaccine and did mock people who
decided to follow the science and get vaccinated. He indulged in
those talking points and proudly regurgitated them to his over 600
Twitter followers. He knowingly and happily disregarded the lives and
well-being of others by refusing to take COVID-19 seriously. It may
be true that the article about his death didn't portray this in a
flattering light, but the only way to have done that would have been
by not telling his story at all. While it would have been an option
not to tell Harmon's story, it's possible that by sharing it, others
will be deterred from befalling a similar fate. Sharing it might show
that COVID-19 doesn't care about your vaccination jokes or conspiracy
theories. This isn't morbid or mocking — it's honest. That people
are openly pointing out that Harmon died from the very thing he
treated with such cavalier indifference is not harsh — it's the
truth, cruel though it might be. Telling this part of Harmon's story
doesn't change the person he was, and the other good he may have done
in his lifetime. Telling this story, about the life of a person who
died of COVID — a person who refused to get vaccinated, and refused
to listen to science, and refused to even tolerate those that did —
isn't going to change the outcome for Harmon, but it might change it
for someone else. And that's worth a dose of the truth, difficult
though it may be to hear.
<https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-who-made-fun-vaccination-eff
ort s-social-media-dies-covid-n1274922?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma>
<https://tinyurl.com/k98tbv6f>
<https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/07/23/hillsong-church-stephen-ha
rmo n-dies-covid-19-unvaccinated/>
<https://tinyurl.com/n73vp9f8>
Lamey
2021-07-30 22:06:36 UTC
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d-n bc-twitter-backlash-reason>
<https://tinyurl.com/wf9kkkyp>
When A Person Dies From COVID, It’s Okay To Tell The Truth About
Who They Were. DANIELLE CAMPOAMOR
LAST UPDATED JULY 26, 2021, 5:28 PM.
As the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths
increase across the country, particularly among those who aren't
vaccinated, the way in which these instances are being covered has
grown in intensity, too. Most recently, this can be seen in an NBC
News and Associated Press article on the death of 34-year-old Stephen
Harmon, who died from COVID after having publicly mocked the vaccine.
Headlined "Man who made fun of vaccination efforts social media dies
of Covid," the article generated a fervid response on Twitter, with
some finding its framing "incredibly distasteful," and others
wondering if this news might "bring a handful of folks from his inner
circle to a different understanding of the virus and the vaccine."
Harmon's understanding of the vaccine was well-documented. Prior to
his COVID diagnosis and eventual hospitalization, he openly mocked
vaccination efforts, tweeting, "I got 99 problems but a vax ain’t
one" just last month. On July 8, he also mocked President Joe Biden's
door-to-door vaccine outreach plan: "Biden's door to door vaccine
'surveyors' really should be called JaCovid Witnesses" before adding
#keepmovingdork for good measure. After contracting the virus, Harmon
posted pictures of himself from his hospital bed in Corona Regional
Medical Center, tweeting: "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!" He also shared
that he had "pneumonia and critically low oxygen levels" and that he
was going to be intubated, writing that he didn't know when he'd wake
up and asked his followers to "please pray." He died shortly
thereafter. NBC's article recounts all of this — Harmon's tweets,
his hospital stay, and how he died. It doesn't add a judgmental lens
to what Harmon did or said,
I'll take care of that for them. The guy was a stupid, dangerous fuckwit.
Good point. Pure justice is so rare these days.
Bring it bitch
Rudy Canoza
2021-07-30 22:06:43 UTC
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d-n bc-twitter-backlash-reason>
<https://tinyurl.com/wf9kkkyp>
When A Person Dies From COVID, It’s Okay To Tell The Truth About
Who They Were. DANIELLE CAMPOAMOR
LAST UPDATED JULY 26, 2021, 5:28 PM.
As the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths
increase across the country, particularly among those who aren't
vaccinated, the way in which these instances are being covered has
grown in intensity, too. Most recently, this can be seen in an NBC
News and Associated Press article on the death of 34-year-old Stephen
Harmon, who died from COVID after having publicly mocked the vaccine.
Headlined "Man who made fun of vaccination efforts social media dies
of Covid," the article generated a fervid response on Twitter, with
some finding its framing "incredibly distasteful," and others
wondering if this news might "bring a handful of folks from his inner
circle to a different understanding of the virus and the vaccine."
Harmon's understanding of the vaccine was well-documented. Prior to
his COVID diagnosis and eventual hospitalization, he openly mocked
vaccination efforts, tweeting, "I got 99 problems but a vax ain’t
one" just last month. On July 8, he also mocked President Joe Biden's
door-to-door vaccine outreach plan: "Biden's door to door vaccine
'surveyors' really should be called JaCovid Witnesses" before adding
#keepmovingdork for good measure. After contracting the virus, Harmon
posted pictures of himself from his hospital bed in Corona Regional
Medical Center, tweeting: "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!" He also shared
that he had "pneumonia and critically low oxygen levels" and that he
was going to be intubated, writing that he didn't know when he'd wake
up and asked his followers to "please pray." He died shortly
thereafter. NBC's article recounts all of this — Harmon's tweets,
his hospital stay, and how he died. It doesn't add a judgmental lens
to what Harmon did or said,
I'll take care of that for them. The guy was a stupid, dangerous fuckwit.
Good point. Pure justice is so rare these days.
The fucking willfully stupids. There's no other way to look at them.

“We have people in the I.C.U. with Covid who are denying they have Covid,” said
Dr. Matthew Sperry, a pulmonary critical care physician who has been treating
Mr. Greene. “It doesn’t matter what we say.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/us/covid-vaccine-hesitancy-regret.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

But they aren't a threat only to themselves. They increase the risk for
everyone, simply because of how many more times the number of infections there are.
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but merely presents the facts. While
some may question the need to include Harmon's tweets and
misinformation he spread about COVID prior to dying of it, the
reality is this: The 34-year-old would likely have been over 95%
protected from the very virus that killed him had he listened to
infectious disease experts and medical professionals. So if the
article is really distasteful, is that just because the truth is?
Given the misinformation and outright lies about both COVID-19 and
vaccines currently proliferating around the U.S., it's reasonable to
assume that many people who aren't vaccinated might not be so because
of a misunderstanding or lack of knowledge about the vaccines, their
safety, and their efficiency. Recently, ICU doctors and nurses have
started sharing heartbreaking stories of patients who refused
vaccines, believing COVID was a hoax, just before dying. Harmon may
very well have been one of those people, but that doesn't change the
fact that he also did make fun of the vaccine and did mock people who
decided to follow the science and get vaccinated. He indulged in
those talking points and proudly regurgitated them to his over 600
Twitter followers. He knowingly and happily disregarded the lives and
well-being of others by refusing to take COVID-19 seriously. It may
be true that the article about his death didn't portray this in a
flattering light, but the only way to have done that would have been
by not telling his story at all. While it would have been an option
not to tell Harmon's story, it's possible that by sharing it, others
will be deterred from befalling a similar fate. Sharing it might show
that COVID-19 doesn't care about your vaccination jokes or conspiracy
theories. This isn't morbid or mocking — it's honest. That people
are openly pointing out that Harmon died from the very thing he
treated with such cavalier indifference is not harsh — it's the
truth, cruel though it might be. Telling this part of Harmon's story
doesn't change the person he was, and the other good he may have done
in his lifetime. Telling this story, about the life of a person who
died of COVID — a person who refused to get vaccinated, and refused
to listen to science, and refused to even tolerate those that did —
isn't going to change the outcome for Harmon, but it might change it
for someone else. And that's worth a dose of the truth, difficult
though it may be to hear.
<https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-who-made-fun-vaccination-eff
ort s-social-media-dies-covid-n1274922?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma>
<https://tinyurl.com/k98tbv6f>
<https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/07/23/hillsong-church-stephen-ha
rmo n-dies-covid-19-unvaccinated/>
<https://tinyurl.com/n73vp9f8>
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They Were. DANIELLE CAMPOAMOR
LAST UPDATED JULY 26, 2021, 5:28 PM.
As the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths
increase across the country, particularly among those who aren't
vaccinated, the
way in which these instances are being covered has grown in
intensity, too. Most recently, this can be seen in an NBC News and
Associated Press
article on the death of 34-year-old Stephen Harmon, who died from COVID
after having publicly mocked the vaccine. Headlined "Man who made fun of
vaccination efforts social media dies of Covid," the article
generated a
fervid response on Twitter, with some finding its framing "incredibly
distasteful," and others wondering if this news might "bring a
handful of folks from his inner circle to a different understanding
of the virus
and the vaccine." Harmon's understanding of the vaccine was
well-documented. Prior to his COVID diagnosis and eventual
hospitalization, he openly mocked vaccination efforts, tweeting, "I got
99 problems but a vax ain’t one" just last month. On July 8, he a
lso
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"Biden's door to door vaccine 'surveyors' really should be called
JaCovid Witnesses" before adding #keepmovingdork for good measure. After
contracting the virus, Harmon posted pictures of himself from his
hospital bed in Corona Regional Medical Center, tweeting: "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!" He also shared that he had "pneumonia and critically low oxygen
levels" and that he was going to be intubated, writing that he didn't
know when he'd wake up and asked his followers to "please pray." He died
shortly thereafter. NBC's article recounts all of this — Harmon's
tweets, his hospital stay, and how he died. It doesn't add a
judgmental
lens to what Harmon did or said, but merely presents the facts. While
some may question the need to include Harmon's tweets and
misinformation
he spread about COVID prior to dying of it, the reality is this: The
34-year-old would likely have been over 95% protected from the very
virus that killed him had he listened to infectious disease experts and
medical professionals. So if the article is really distasteful, is that
just because the truth is? Given the misinformation and outright lies
about both COVID-19 and vaccines currently proliferating around the
U.S., it's reasonable to assume that many people who aren't
vaccinated might not be so because of a misunderstanding or lack of
knowledge about
the vaccines, their safety, and their efficiency.
Recently, ICU doctors
and nurses have started sharing heartbreaking stories of patients who
refused vaccines, believing COVID was a hoax, just before dying.
This is bogus, perhaps just poorly written. The vaccine would never be
administered to a patient that already had an infection. It would be
dangerous to cause an additional immune response to a non-existent
infection.
They refused the vaccine before getting sick. Once sick, you're right,
it's too late. They sure wished they'd gotten the vaccine before
getting sick. Once sick, they realized COVID-19 was no hoax.
Was the story shared just before dying, or did the patient refuse
vaccination just before dying, or was COVID believed to be a hoax just
before dying? Poor subject-predicate agreement.
Some of the other links, below, are better written. More than one
local outlet reported the story, some outlets were local to the
story.

This is happening all over, very few fully vaccinated people end up
in the hospital. The ones that do had previous immunity problems.
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Harmon
may very well have been one of those people, but that doesn't change the
fact that he also did make fun of the vaccine and did mock people who
decided to follow the science and get vaccinated. He indulged in
those talking points and proudly regurgitated them to his over 600
Twitter followers. He knowingly and happily disregarded the lives and
well-being
of others by refusing to take COVID-19 seriously. It may be true that
the article about his death didn't portray this in a flattering
light, but the only way to have done that would have been by not
telling his story at all. While it would have been an option not to
tell Harmon's story, it's possible that by sharing it, others will be
deterred from befalling a similar fate. Sharing it might show that
COVID-19 doesn't care about your vaccination jokes or conspiracy
theories. This isn't morbid or mocking — it's honest. That people
are openly pointing
out
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that Harmon died from the very thing he treated with such cavalier
indifference is not harsh — it's the truth, cruel though it might
be.
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Telling this part of Harmon's story doesn't change the person he was,
and the other good he may have done in his lifetime. Telling this story,
about the life of a person who died of COVID — a person who refus
ed to
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get vaccinated, and refused to listen to science, and refused to even
tolerate those that did — isn't going to change the outcome for H
armon,
Post by a322x1n
but it might change it for someone else. And that's worth a dose of the
truth, difficult though it may be to hear.
<https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-who-made-fun-vaccination-eff
ort
s-social-media-dies-covid-n1274922?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma>
<https://tinyurl.com/k98tbv6f>
<https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/07/23/hillsong-church-stephen-ha
rmo
n-dies-covid-19-unvaccinated/>
<https://tinyurl.com/n73vp9f8>
Yak
2021-08-04 14:15:01 UTC
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Here in Texas, if you piss in the crippled Govenor's mouth, it's a lucky
charm!
Yak
2021-09-28 18:30:07 UTC
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Here in Texas, if you piss in the crippled Govenor's mouth, it's a lucky
charm!
Yak
2021-10-20 13:06:53 UTC
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Here in Texas, if you piss in the crippled Govenor's mouth, it's a lucky
charm!
Yak
2021-11-11 19:02:31 UTC
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Here in Texas, if you piss in the crippled Govenor's mouth, it's a lucky
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