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Texas Republican Party activist H Scott Apley died after frequently criticizing vaccines and masks during the pandemic. According to an online fundraiser, he died in the hospital while being treated for COVID-19.
Tragic stories continue to pile up of people who died of COVID-19 after denying its existence or rejecting the safety and efficacy of vaccines. Some of the highest profile — from an outspoken Republican Party leader to an organizer of anti-mask rallies — have been in Texas.
A new site called Sorry Antivaxxer
is now keeping a compendium of avoidable obituaries and medical horror stories about people who contracted the coronavirus after rejecting safety measures such as masks and vaccines, and often encouraging others to do the same.
The point of the site — at least from what we can glean — isn't to make light of tragedy or revel in schadenfreude but to point out just how preventable these fatalities are. These are real people who had real families, real dreams and things to contribute before their lives were cut short.
"The goal of this list is educational," the site states. "Please share to help keep more people from making the same mistake."