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Leading QAnon Promoter Who Said Vaccines are for ‘Idiots’ Dies of Covid

We never celebrate anyone’s death. And yet, Cirsten Weldon’s death may end up saving many lives. We have had to do many of these stories on former anti-vaxers who end up sick and then dead, but we’re rarely had to do one with anyone this influential among the Q-anon set. Weldon was high enough that her death may actually lead many to question whether they were doing this thing right all along.

According to the Daily Beast:

A leading QAnon promoter who urged both her followers and strangers she passed on the street not to take the COVID vaccine died Thursday of the coronavirus, making her just the latest vaccine opponent killed by the disease.

Cirsten Weldon had amassed tens of thousands of followers across right-wing social media networks by promoting the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy under the screenname “CirstenW.” She was prominent enough to become a sort of QAnon interpreter for comedian conspiracy theorist Roseanne Barr and started recording videos about QAnon with her.

And so you see our point, anyone reaching tens of thousands of people with someone as famous as Roseanne Barr, who then dies of the disease, could end up saving lives. Sometimes there is a fine line between celebrating someone’s death and believing the world might be better off with someone dead.

Weldon focused on attacking vaccines and other efforts to fight COVID-19, saying in one video that Dr. Anthony Fauci “needs to be hung from a rope.” She claimed the vaccine killed people and even recorded herself yelling at people standing in line to receive vaccines.

“The vaccines kill, don’t get it!” Weldon warned the waiting vaccine recipients in an undated video posted to one of her online accounts. “This is how gullible these idiots are. They’re all getting vaccine!”

Here she is back in early January saying she has the flu and had been taking hydroxychloroquine. Dammit woman. So young and so many years left to live.

The nicest thing we can say is that the voice and message will not be missed.

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Jason Miciak is a political writer, features writer, author, and attorney. He is originally from Canada but grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He now enjoys life as a single dad raising a ridiculously-loved young girl on the beaches of the Gulf Coast. He is very much the dreamy mystic, a day without learning is a day not lived. He is passionate about his flower pots and studies philosophical science, religion, and non-mathematical principles of theoretical physics. Dogs, pizza, and love are proof that God exists. "Above all else, love one another."

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