This is the propaganda
They believe Covid-19 is a hoax and vaccines are unsafe or part of some crazy plot. Now, they’re falling ill and dying in large numbers.
A self-described ‘natural healer’ and Islamic preacher who repeatedly told his followers that Covid-19 is a hoax and discouraged the take-up of vaccines in the outbreak hotspot of western Sydney is now critically ill with the virus.
Even as he was rushed to hospital with acute symptoms last week, Mohammed Shaar took to social media to assure his fans that he merely had a cold and not to worry.
Loved ones of the preacher, who runs the Ruqyah healing centre in Chester Hill and is also a marriage celebrant, have now asked people to pray for him as his condition rapidly deteriorates.
Amanda Gulasi, a disability support worker from Sydney, changed her anti-vaccination tune this week after contracting Covid-19 and winding up in hospital.
The 42-year-old mum-of-three told A Current Affair she regretted her stance and had been convinced by conspiracy theorists.
“Vaccinate people, vaccinate. No, seriously, it’s not fun,” she said. “At the start of covid, I was completely on the side of the conspiracy theorists. Now I definitely believe it, and it will kill you. It is true, it is real.”
Across forums, within social media profiles and on dedicated websites, the names and faces of Covid-19 sceptics, conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers who’ve been struck down are being meticulously collated.
Or, are you going to believe your own eyes.
They are falling like flies
This is from an unspecified location and in Australia and appears to be people who have collapsed, not far from the vaccination centre.