I assume the 67-year-old Lowry, who already had double pneumonia a couple of years ago and therefore already has weakened lung function, now realizes that the pandemic is quite real. But probably not. These QAnon, COVID-denialists seem to live in a different world than the rest of us, and perhaps this one not for much longer.
Source: The Independent
A local politician in Florida who once claimed there was no pandemic in a sermon is now in hospital with Covid.
Fred Lowry, 66, a councilman for Volusia County, Florida, once claimed in a controversial, conspiracy-filled sermon that, “We did not have a pandemic ... We were lied to.” Now, his colleagues say he has been in hospital for weeks with the virus.
"He is in the hospital wrestling with COVID-19," county chair Jeff Brower told The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Tuesday. "It’s been about three weeks now."
The conservative councilman, who is a pastor at Deltona Lakes Baptist Church, faced calls to resign in May following the sermon, where he called Dr Anthony Fauci “Dr Falsey,” and spread a number of other conspiracies, including that global warming was a hoax and that, according to the QAnon movement, Hollywood elites were running paedophile rings.
"He attracted controversy this summer for promoting conspiracy theories, including some about the coronavirus pandemic, in a sermon at Deltona Lakes
'We did not have a pandemic, folks. We were lied to,'
Lowry said in the May 30 sermon."https://t.co/6zBBPymfNs
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