A conservative radio host in Nashville who derided vaccines and spread misinformation about the coronavirus has died of COVID-19. Phil Valentine was 61.
Though Valentine downplayed the efficacy of vaccines and even went so far as to record a parody song mocking them, he reversed his opinion while in the hospital, advising his family members to get the jab.
Here’s “Vaxman”, the song parody of the Beatles “Taxman” conservative radio host Phil Valentine made mocking the vaccine just a few days ago.
He is now reportedly hospitalized with COVID-19. ? pic.twitter.com/3b5rzVdzqb
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 21, 2021
A Republican legislator in Maine who lost his wife to COVID-19 last week appeared at a rally on Tuesday that featured a GOP colleague who compared the state’s Democratic governor to a Nazi doctor who performed deadly experiments on Jews during the Holocaust.
State Rep. Chris Johansen, who emerged in the early days of the pandemic as a fierce opponent of public health-related restrictions, joined a group of lawmakers at the event in Augusta. State Rep. Heidi Sampson delivered a speech to the crowd that baselessly accused Gov. Janet Mills, who has introduced a vaccine mandate for health-care workers, of operating a government campaign to test “experimental” vaccines on unknowing citizens.
The city of Orlando is asking residents to reduce water consumption IMMEDIATELY. Liquid oxygen used to treat water is being diverted to the hospitals to treat COVID patients. They believe if water consumption doesn’t change, water treatment could hit a critical point in a week.
— Dave Puglisi (@DavePuglisiTV) August 20, 2021
Trump booed at rally by cultists when he finally recommends getting vaccinated:
Donald Trump booed at Alabama rally after encouraging his supporters to get vaccinated against COVID-19, video shows https://t.co/OVfZGQ6tqZ
— Politics Insider (@PoliticsInsider) August 22, 2021
Anti-Mask “Freedom Rally” co-organizer Caleb Wallace hospitalized and intubated.