A Southern California man in his 30s who openly mocked vaccines in social media posts has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19.
Stephen Harmon, 34, had joked about the vaccine declaring he would never get one, tweeting custom Jay-Z lyrics: “I’ve got 99 problems, but a vax ain’t one.”
Even in his hospital bed, he remained defiant, declaring on Instagram, “…I will not be vaccinated once I am discharged and released.
By July 9, Harmon spoke about contracting COVID-19 and a couple of days later he was diagnosed with COVID pneumonia and bacterial pneumonia.
By July 21, Harmon revealed to his followers that he was “choosing to going under intubation.”
President of Hillsong College later announced on Instagram, that “Stephen was just a young man in his early 30’s. He was a graduate from Hillsong College and a vital part of our church in California.
He was one of the most generous people I know and he had so much in front of him. He would always turn up to our grandkids soccer games and he will be missed by so many. RIP.”