A Women Killed by Conspiracies Theories

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The NPR News has a profile of a 75-years-old women, who was reportedly embroiled in conspiracy theories and didn’t get vaccines and thus succumbed to death. The women’s family reportedly decided to share her story to NPR ‘what happened to her in the hope their story can help others’.

According to Kaiser Family Foundation, more than 230,000 could have been avoided, if the people taken their recommended Covid shots.

I don’t believe she was supposed to die. I blame the misinformation.

– Laurie , her daughter (source: NPR News)

According to the family, the Bronx women was reportedly practical about her health and played sports. During the pandemic isolation, the women started watching strange videos and sharing with the family too. The videos reportedly covered “a wide range of far-fetched conspiracy theories: JFK Jr. is still alive; reptilian aliens control the government. … Covid was hoax”.

“When the COVID vaccines came along, Stephanie absolutely refused to get one because she falsely thought the shots contained tiny microchips. Moreover, she began avoiding her daughters, who had gotten vaccinated, because she believed false information that the vaccines were being used to somehow spread COVID,” writes NPR News.

“She refused to get tested. Instead, she ordered drugs online from a natural healer in Florida. Two of the drugs, ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, are ineffective against COVID, but many conspiracy theorists believe they work. Stephanie waited for the pills to come.”

The women was hospitalized and still refused to take vaccine shots. She even refused to go on ventilators and she reportedly died comfortably.

“Whoever is creating all this content, is on some level waging a war — here in America — inside of every family. I think people need to wake up to that,” Laurie, the women’s daughter, told NPR.

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