A California man, who had previously mocked Covid-19 vaccines on social media, died following a month-long battle with the deadly virus.
A member of the Hillsong megachurch, Stephen Harmon had been quite vocal in his dislike for vaccines and had made a series of jokes about not getting jabbed.
Reports said Harmon was being treated for pneumonia and Covid-19 in a hospital outside Los Angeles. Ahead of his death, Harmon posted some of his photos from his hospital bed, documenting his fight against the virus. He said, “Please pray y’all, they really want to intubate me and put me on a ventilator.”
He revealed in his last tweet on Wednesday about his decision to go under intubation. He wrote, “Don’t know when I’ll wake up, please pray.”
Despite contracting the virus, Harmon said he would still not get vaccinated. According to him, his faith in religion would protect him. He even made jokes about the pandemic and vaccines before his death and shared memes where he put more trust in the Bible than top US disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci.
According to Houston, the church encourages its members “to follow the guidance of their doctors”.