An American who insisted that Covid is a hoax has reportedly died from the virus and left behind a series of social media posts that document his views.

The story was brought to the Internet’s attention when Minion Death Cult Podcast shared screenshots of these posts sent to them by one of their listeners.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time that a coronavirus denier has died from the disease. A few weeks ago, the same happened to a 33-year-old fitness influencer who thought it didn’t exist, and a month or so earlier, a 30-year-old man who allegedly attended a “Covid party” also died after being infected with the virus. The list goes on.

On August 5, this man declared that somebody could inject him with the coronavirus

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General practitioner, medical researcher, and founder of PrimeHealth Clinical Research, Iris Gorfinkel, M.D., believes that one of the reasons why there are so many misconceptions about the Coronavirus, especially in remote communities, is the fact that many people have never seen a case of COVID-19. Or they’ve had very little exposure to someone who has been affected by it. “Some Canadian indigenous communities have even enacted strict lockdowns that go well beyond provincial guidelines, banning all non-essential travel in and out of their territory,” Gorfinkel told Bored Panda. “This makes communities feel protected, almost invincible. But these are the communities that are especially at risk of COVID-19.” Mind you, these groups often lack the medical services needed to attend to patients. But if nobody around you is taking the pandemic seriously and you haven’t really witnessed what it is capable of,  it becomes easy to ignore the grim realities of how deadly the disease is.

He told people the reason the US is shut down is that someone is trying to destroy the country’s economy

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At some point in the following months, the man contracted Covid, and shared one final post before his death

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Later, one of his friends confirmed the sad news

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Many have responded to this story by saying that the man deserved to catch the virus and even die from it. After all, “he literally asked for it”. OK, I can see why someone can think that way. But allow me to provoke you: isn’t this just another case of victim-blaming? I mean, we demand that the world operates in an orderly fashion, we want to know that we’re safe from the virus when we adhere to the regulations, so we comfort ourselves — we condemn this man, saying he wrote his own death sentence. But maybe he’s just an ill-informed individual who got the short end of the stick?

Here’s what people have been saying about it

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