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Republican politician who was against COVID precautionary measures dies of COVID

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  1. Not A Real Fan I Slayed Lucifer Alpha Yellow Card

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    There have been quite a few publicized self-owns regarding COVID. We almost got one with the orange man himself but he lucked out.

    This death flew under the radar because of election coverage plus his family was trying their best to not reveal his cause of death.

    They did not want his sickness and eventual death to be "politicized" even though he politicized COVID measures during his life.

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    Though the family did not immediately release details about Edwards’ death, Mitch Edwards said during his father’s funeral Nov. 7 that he had contracted the virus. The lawmaker was Wyoming’s first known public official to die from complications of COVID-19.

    On Oct. 23, Edwards was on the couch watching television and found he had trouble catching his breath, his son said. His wife of 44 years took him to the hospital in Gillette at around 10:30 that night. Edwards tested positive for COVID-19. A lung scan showed he had COVID-pneumonia — a condition of severe cases of the disease in which the lungs fill with fluid and become inflamed, leading to breathing difficulties.

    The lawmaker’s family was unable to be with him at the end, his son said. Edwards was given supplemental oxygen and initially seemed to recover — another illusionary step in the rollercoaster of COVID-19’s attack on the body. Hospital workers told the Edwards that Roy was their “healthiest patient,” Mitch Edwards said in remarks made at his father’s Nov. 7 funeral service, which was streamed online.

    Our family was not disclosing the illness when he was in the hospital because we didn’t want it to be politicized and we wanted to focus on his recovery,” Mitch Edwards said. Both during his father’s illness and after his death, “we wanted to be able to do what we needed to do as a family,” he said.

    Since the pandemic’s start, both Edwards and his pastor and colleague Clem stridently opposed government measures to quell the virus’s spread. In September, Clem and Edwards were among lawmakers who questioned Wyoming Public Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist at a legislative committee meeting. Edwards echoed conservative sentiments that the virus’s impact was overblown for political reasons and would vanish after the November election.

    Edwards was aware of the virus’s threat but remained opposed to government measures that closed businesses and kept people apart from each other, his son said.

    He told my mom that he would rather die of COVID than live or die in fear,” Mitch Edwards said at the funeral service. “We are devastated that he died but we are glad that he felt that way,” he said.

    https://www.wyofile.com/edwards-son-describes-how-covid-19-came-on-quickly/

    He told my mom that he would rather die of COVID than live or die in fear


    The above is surely just empty bluster during a safer time when he was "sure" he would never get it. I doubt he was feeling this way on his deathbed.

    But you know what?

    I'm still alive. I'm not living in fear either when I take precautionary COVID measures. Just like I'm not living in fear every time I put on a seatbelt.
     
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  2. PEB Great turntable of space and time dude

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    Not surprising unfortunate but not surprising.
     
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  3. andnowweknow I heard Trump lost

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    that's really fuckin' sad.

    Ignorance often ends poorly.
     
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  4. Mike_Tyson_fan36 Blue Belt

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    He should of taken the virus seriously. He gets no sympathy from me. <Fedor23>
     
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    "He told my mom that he would rather die of COVID than live or die in fear."

    To Trump supporters wearing a piece of cloth over your mouth and nose and being careful to socially distance is a debilitating act of "living in fear" that death is preferable to.

    That's some sub-80 logic right there, kids.
     
  6. Social Distance Warrior Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I heard they had to suspend the Darwin Awards this year because COVID has created far too many first place ties.
     
  8. HOLA Silver Belt

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    There is a whole section of Reddit dedicated to stories like this. They're awful.

    One women went on this whole rant on Facebook about how Trump was unstoppable, the greatest president ever, and Covid was a Democrat conspiracy to stop the Trump Train because they have nothing else in their arsenal. She got dozens of responses such as, "Amen sister!" "Well said girl!" Well, she died of Covid like 30 days later and her family started a Go Fund Me page asking for donations.
     
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  10. HOLA Silver Belt

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    Maybe I'm just a wimp but I feel like spending my last moments deep throating a ventilator would be scarier than taking some precautionary health measures.

    I wonder what thoughts were going through his head at the end. I've heard what they were from some others. Some people finally realized the gravity of the situation while others refused to admit they were wrong. Ego is a motherfucker.
     
  11. BROWNPRIDE Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    But it’s a fake virus and you can’t die from it.
     
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  12. Khabib Khanate Hashashiyan Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    What a shame, had a nice truck too.

    RIP.
     
  13. Not A Real Fan I Slayed Lucifer Alpha Yellow Card

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    I started a thread a while back that was just chronological screencaps from some guy's social media. It went from "I'm not wearing a fucking mask!" to "I'm having such trouble breathing!" within 30 days. Then he dies. It must have been deleted or merged because I cant find it now.

    But here it is.

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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...laiming-pandemic-just-hype-Facebook-post.html
     
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  15. Hadron90 Red Belt

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    So that's 1 Trumper who had to eat crow. Only 72,000,000 left. Covid is gonna need to pick up the pace.
     
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    As a conservative and who had covid Yes this virus is serious.
     
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    Just the flu, Bro
     
  18. BluntForceTrama Black Belt

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    Man what would've happened if Trump had died of COVID

    Talk about chaos


    Good thing he injected himself with the kitchen sink
     
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    "Edwards was aware of the virus's threat"= "Covid denier". Another home run from TS.

    <mma2>
     
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    Condolences to his family
     

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