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The compounded tragedy of Covid-19 vaccine skeptics dying from the virus

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Anti-mask and anti-vaccine crusaders have stuck to their word against science … that is until a string of the most vocal skeptics fell victim to Covid-19. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how the anti-vaccine contingency has changed its tone, and how these deaths could’ve been completely avoidable all along.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

3rd conservative radio host who condemned vaccines dies of Covid
https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2021/08/29/3rd-conservative-radio-host-who-condemned-vaccines-dies-of-covid-1390555

Anti-mask activist who organized protests in Texas dies of COVID-19
https://theweek.com/news/1004280/anti-mask-activist-who-organized-protests-in-texas-dies-of-covid-19

Conservative radio host and vaccine critic dies of covid-19 complications
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/09/dick-farrel-dies-covid19/

Phil Valentine, a radio host who scoffed at Covid, then urged his followers to get vaccinated, dies.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/21/us/phil-valentine-dies-covid.html

You asked, we’re answering: Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines
https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-questions-answers/#with-the-delta-variant-spreading-how-much-does-vaccination-reduce-infection-hospitalization-and-death

An evidence review of face masks against COVID-19
https://www.pnas.org/content/118/4/e2014564118

Combined Effects of Masking and Distance on Aerosol Exposure Potential
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0025619621004018?dgcid=author

Effectiveness of Mask Wearing to Control Community Spread of SARS-CoV-2
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2776536

Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/delta-variant.html

‘He loved his family’: Caleb Wallace dies after battle with COVID-19, pregnant wife says
https://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/2021/08/22/texas-covid-delta-variant-hospitalizations-high-mom-fights-save-husband/8196516002/

About me:
I was named “best dressed” in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN’s editor at large and author of the daily “Point” newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics.

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Producer: Moira Donohue
The Point Editor: Leigh Munsil
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