He was a known denier coronavirus and did not miss the opportunity to make fun of the vaccines on social media. The 34-year-old man from California, USA, passed away after a month-long battle with Covid-19.
Stephen Harmon, a member of the Hillsong Church, was enthusiastic vaccine and he often joked that he did not. “I have 99 problems, but the vaccine is not one of them”, the 34-year-old with 7,000 followers wrote in a message on Twitter in June.
Harmon was admitted to a hospital outside Los Angeles with pneumonia and Covid-19, where he died last Thursday.
In the days before his death, Harmon recorded his battle to stay alive by posting photos of himself from the hospital, according to the BBC.
“Please, all of you pray, they really want to intubate me,” he said.
In his last tweet on Wednesday, he stated that he had decided to be intubated. “I do not know when I will wake up. Please pray “, He wrote.
Despite his battle with the coronavirus, Harmon said he would say no to vaccination, arguing that his religious beliefs would protect him.
Prior to his death, the 34-year-old joked about the pandemic and the vaccines and said he trusted the Bible more than experts in the US, such as Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The news of his death was confirmed by the founder of the Hillsong church, Brian Houston. “Ben told us the shocking news that our dear friend Stephen Harmon had died of Covid. “Heartbreaking,” he noted.
At the same time, in an Instagram post, he paid tribute to Harmon. “He was one of the most generous people I have ever met and he still had a lot to live for. It will be missed by many. RIP ».
In fact, he added that his church encourages its members to “follow the advice of their doctors.”
California has seen an increase in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks, with the majority of people being transported to the hospital unvaccinated.