Anti-vaxxer sent out defiant last words from hospital before dying from Covid

An anti-vaxxer wrote defiant tweets on his death bed before losing his fight with coronavirus.

Playing with rapper Jay-Z's famous lyrics, Stephen Harmon, 34, wrote: "If you’re having email problems, I feel bad for you, son. I got 99 problems but a vax ain’t one.”

Just weeks later the Hillsong Church member from California, US, died from Covid-19 after refusing to be get the jab.

The church's controversial founder and pastor Brian Houston, confirmed Mr Harmon's death on social media, Yahoo!news reports.

He tweeted: "Ben has just passed on to us the devastating news that our beloved friend, Stephen Harmon has passed away from Covid. Heartbreaking."

Mr Houston, who lives in Sydney, also shared a tribute on Instagram but has since deleted the tweet and Harmon's social media accounts have been switched to private.

"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," the pastor added.

Screenshots were taken of Harmon's tweets before his profile's privacy changed, and his final words online are still being shared online.

Even after he was struck down by Covid-19, Harmon refused to reassess his stance on vaccines and died practicing what he preached.

According to KABC, while he was ill in hospital Harmon said on Instagram that he would not be getting the vaccine once he was released.

On July 12, Harmon wrote: "not the greatest update.

"Still diagnosed w/ Covid, pneumonia + now bacterial pneumonia cause you know, go hard or go home."

In another tweet, he asked followers to pray for him, as he woke up from sleeping all day on "max oxygen".

Harmon said: "If my oxygen crashes again they will have to intubate me or I risk significant brain damage from going unconscious and it's possible I may not come back."

"I've seen the miraculous before but I need a miracle to happen, now!"

He also revealed he suffered two panic attacks "out of nowhere" as he struggled to remain calm and control his breathing in his fight to stay alive.

Then on July 21, he returned to Twitter saying: "I'm choosing to going [sic] under intubation, I've fought this thing as hard as I can but unfortunately it's reached a point of critical choice and as much as I hate having to do this, I'd rather it be willingness [sic] than forced emergency procedure."

"Don't know when I'll wake up, please pray."

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