Anti-vaccination activist dies of Covid-19

IsraelProminent anti-vaccination activist Hai Shaulian died of Covid-19 after urging people not to get vaccinated and not believe the pandemic existed.

Two Shaulians, 57 years old, died at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon city, Tel Aviv, Israel, on September 13 from Covid-19. A few days earlier, Shaulian posted on Facebook a photo of him being treated at the hospital in serious condition.

“My dear friends, I am in critical condition. It takes hours for me to become conscious of who I am, where I am and what I am doing. Lack of oxygen is terrible,” Shaulian said, adding that he believes he will soon recover “with God’s help”.

Two Shaulians during treatment at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon City, Tel Aviv District, Israel.  Photo: Facebook/Hai Shaulian.

Two Shaulians during treatment at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon City, Tel Aviv, Israel. Photo: Facebook/Hai Shaulian.

Despite his poor health after contracting nCoV, Shaulian still urged his followers to resolutely oppose the government’s “Covid-19 green card” program. Israel’s Covid-19 green card is for those who have fully vaccinated, are immune after being infected with the virus or have a negative test result in 24 hours.

Before being hospitalized, the Israeli activist repeatedly urged people not to get the Covid-19 vaccine, saying that “without a pandemic, a vaccine is unnecessary and dangerous”.

Israel last month announced that people over the age of three must present a certificate of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative result for nCoV before entering some outdoor spaces.

The country began a rapid vaccination campaign in December last year and has so far given two doses of the vaccine to about 61% of the population. Israel has continued to administer the third vaccine since August and has given it to about 2.8 million people as well as readying supplies for the fourth injection.

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