A California man who mocked COVID-19 vaccines has died after being infected with the virus.
Stephen Harmon, 34, died on Wednesday at the Corona Regional Medical Center, located about an hour east of Los Angeles.
Before being admitted to the hospital, Harmon shared several jokes on social media about vaccines.
“I’ve got 99 problems, but Wax isn’t one,” he wrote on Twitter in June.
In another tweet that same month, he mocked the efforts of the Biden administration to advance vaccines.
“Biden’s door to door vaccine ‘surveyors’ should really be called JaCovid witnesses. #keepmovingdork,” he wrote.
Harmon was treated in hospital for pneumonia and severely low oxygen levels, news station KCBS-TV Reported.
Three days before his death, Harmon shared that he was being put on a ventilator and asked his followers to pray for him.
“If you don’t believe God can fix me on your stupid ventilator then keep the hell out of my ICU room, there’s no room for fear or lack of faith here!” He wrote on Twitter.
Hillsong Church founder Brian Houston paid tribute to Harmon, a member of the Los Angeles congregation.
“He was one of the most generous people I know and had a lot in front of him. He will always turn to our grandchildren’s soccer games and will be remembered by so many,” Houston wrote on instagram.
Dr. Oren Friedman, who treats COVID-10 patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, called Harmon’s death “incredibly demoralizing.”
“Nearly every single person who is getting sick enough to be hospitalized has not been vaccinated,” Friedman told KCBS-TV.
post with wires