Valentine was described as "vaccine hesitant" but that's not true. He just didn't want to get vaccinated, plain and simple, preferring a dangerous and useless cocktail of Vitamin D and ivermectin instead. But in the end his hubris cost him his life and it'll cost others theirs if they follow his example. Whether they heed the lesson of Valentine's pointless death remains to be seen but it's likely to get wide coverage in Nashville where he was based.
NASHVILLE, Tenn (WTVF) — Conservative talk radio host Phil Valentine has died following a lengthy battle with COVID-19. He was 61 years old.
His death was announced by SuperTalk 99.7 WTN on Saturday afternoon after he had been battling the virus for more than a month.
On July 11, Valentine confirmed via his Facebook page that he had been diagnosed with COVID.
In December of 2020 he tweeted "I have a very low risk of A) Getting COVID and B) dying of it if I do. Why would I risk getting a heart attack or paralysis by getting the vaccine?"
He even recorded a parody song - Vaxman - mocking the vaccine.
In July, he told his audience he had COVID and he expected to be back soon.
But later updates from family and friends indicated how serious it was.
Valentine also did a parody in June about those being "forced" to get the vaccine.
BREAKING: Conservative Radio Host Phil Valentine has died of COVID after a long battle 😷
He had recently made a parody song mocking the vaccine, but tried to encourage vaccines from his hospital bed. pic.twitter.com/GIIPGl0Syg
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 21, 2021
Right wing radio host Phil Valentine has died from COVID-19. His last two tweets are about vaccines being unsafe and you shouldn't wear a mask. First thing you see if you visit his website is about the "plandemic" pic.twitter.com/aplhwTYEPV
— Wild Geerters (@steinkobbe) August 21, 2021
Phil Valentine, 61, conservative radio talk-show host who told followers they were "probably safer not getting" the COVID vaccine if they weren't high risk died from COVID August 21, 2021. His family says "PLEASE GO GET VACCINATED!" #SoulsLostToCovid https://t.co/xOq7SvfQWw pic.twitter.com/3MPVqtY8mS
— Cleavon MD 💉 (@Cleavon_MD) August 21, 2021