A radio host and anti-vaxxer has died from coronavirus.
Marc Bernier, 65, a Florida-based radio host with WNDB radio’s News Daytona Beach, was confirmed dead by the station on Saturday. He had been battling the virus for three weeks.
“It’s with great sadness that WNDB and Southern Stone Communications announce the passing of Marc Bernier, who informed and entertained listeners on WNDB for over 30 years,” the station tweeted.
“We kindly ask that privacy is given to Marc’s family during this time of grief.”
Benier was against Covid-19 vaccinations. In one broadcast he referred to himself as “Mr Anti-vax”.
His final tweet also appeared to be at odds with vaccinations after he retweeted a video encouraging people to get a jab.
“Should say, ‘Now the US Government is acting like Nazi's. Get the shot!’” he tweeted.
Friend and Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood told The Daytona Beach News-Journal the death has him “shocked”.
"To me, this is a death in the family,” he told the paper.
Earlier this month, conservative radio host Dick Farrel, also from Florida, died after referring to the coronavirus pandemic as a “scamdemic”.
Caleb Wallace, 30, a dad of three from Texas who organised rallies against lockdowns, also died from coronavirus after nearly three weeks in the ICU.
He organised rallies against “Covid tyranny” in 2020 as Texas was in lockdown, San Angelo Live reported. Mr Wallace also founded the San Angelo Freedom Defenders, Fox News reported.
Mr Wallace wrote a letter to the local school district calling for it to "rescind" all Covid-related policies "immediately."
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