Man who ridiculed COVID-19 vaccine dies of the virus


A man, Stephen Harmon, who ridiculed COVID-19 vaccines on his social media platforms has died from the disease.

The Californian passed on following a month of battle with the virus. Stephen was a critic of vaccines and made a number of jokes about not getting the vaccination.

“Got 99 problems but a vax ain’t one,” Stephen, a member of Hillsong megachurch tweeted in June.

“Biden’s door-to-door vaccine ‘surveyors’ really should be called JaCovid Witnesses. #keepmovingdork,” he noted in another tweet on July 8. “IF YOU’RE HAVING EMAIL PROBLEMS, I FEEL BAD FOR YOU, SON. I GOT 99 PROBLEMS BUT A VAX AIN’T ONE!”

BBC reports that the 34-year-old died on Wednesday in a hospital outside Los Angeles where he was treated for COVID-19 as well as pneumonia.

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Hillsong Founder also confirmed Stephen’s passage a day later.

“Ben has just passed on to us the devastating news that our beloved friend, Stephen Harmon has passed away from Covid. Heartbreaking,” Brian Houston tweeted on his handle.

“He was one of the most generous people I know and he had so much in front of him,” he added in another post. (AFP)

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