A conservative radio host in Tennessee who expressed skepticism about Covid-19 vaccines and was unvaccinated is hospitalized in critical care with the disease, his station says.
Phil Valentine, who was unvaccinated, is urging fans to 'GO GET VACCINATED,' his family said.
: “Many of you know that my brother Phil is in the hospital with Covid related pneumonia. He is fighting for his life, which has persuaded me to go get vaccinated when I was previously not inclined to do so.“I haven’t posted anything pro or con relating to the vaccine because I felt like everyone should decide for themselves whether or not to get it. Having seen this up close and personal I’d encourage ALL of you to put politics and other concerns aside and get it. When the technician came out and asked … ‘do you have any questions or concerns about the vaccine’, I said hell yeah but I’m gonna get it anyway.”
After Phil Valentine tested positive for Covid-19 but before his hospitalization, he told listeners to consider, “If I get this COVID thing, do I have a chance of dying from it?” If so, he advised his listeners to get inoculated. He said he made the decision not to get vaccinated because he thought the disease wouldn’t kill him.
Tennessee continues to have among the lowest vaccination rates in the country even as cases are rising largely from the highly contagious delta variant. As of Thursday, 12,666 people have died from coronavirus.Antonio PlanasAntonio Planas is a breaking news reporter for NBC News Digital. headtopics.com
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I've got the GTA cheat codes on, so you know, I don't NEED a vaccine. Also, Hilary's emails. He isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, is he! More news that shook nobody today. Folk need to get away from this ' I told you so mind set and stop trying to run everyone else's life'. Karma is coming Man fuck the vaccines and COVID it self 😏
I have not been vaccinated to expose myself unnecessarily to the virus, but to have a last biological barrier in case all the others -physical- fail. Excellent The Delta variant wants YOU! Thought and prayers, right? Did he try injecting bleach already. I heard it was highly recommended by a President.
NFL: Teams With COVID-19 Outbreaks Among Unvaccinated Players Could Forfeit GamesThe league is taking a major step to incentivize players to get vaccinated as coronavirus cases rise nationwide. good luck You burned the bridge when you played the fear policy .. Just play the game. Does anybody really believe these healthy athletes, at the apex of their careers, are susceptible to Wuhan flu? Leadership😃😃😃😃
1finekitty Who cares? Honestly. It’s sad but these stories don’t make any difference to the ignorant people refusing vaccines. Well well well Fake news!!!!! Praying for him and his family….tough lesson to learn. This is happening entirely too much!! Listen to his family and please get vaccinated. Evolution at work.
shomaristone 🙏🏻 These pictures of healthy looking people in critical condition are misleading. Show what it’s like to be in critical condition from COVID. Vaccine is A myth. Even vaccinated people get infected with Viruses. thoughts and prayers
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So, wonder how many folks you advice killed before you saw the light? I am. His “choice.” Thinning the herd. Darwinism. Call it what you will. I am out of fucks to give for these morons. I am fully vaccinated and will be going to my first big outdoor event tonight, fully masked, sigh. TheNewNormal Karma is a bigger Bitch
Bullsranch99 These people will never learn. These stories are becoming a dime a dozen. aartipole No vaccine for stupid
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Iive or die , ur choice , COVID will hunt u down . Get vaccinated. Canada 🇨🇦 RIH What a bullsh!t tweet! Is it really so difficult to believe that one can be a skeptic of the vaccine and not a skeptic of the virus? MSM is pushing the official narrative to aid and abet in Gov't control. Shame on you kick him out of the hospital.
How many of his radio listeners followed his no-vax advice, but now it’s too late to hear what happened to him? There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12 Lmao 😆 These stories are writing themselves unfortunately His choice on himself and what happens to himself
gop every day for the last 6 months: DON'T GET THE VACCINE!!!! WE HAS FREEDOMS!!!! GOP today: People are supposed to have common sense, what's wrong with these unvaccinated people?
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I would say his credibility has taken a bigger hit that his lung capacity.. Shrug emoji Meh who cares. You get what you deserve Well, maybe TN should reconsider their stance of 'we're not vaccinating anyone at all' then. Good Hello! Can you help me? I ask for protection and refuge. Recorded a video message to the leaders - Mr. Biden and Queen Elizabeth. Can you help me distribute a video message or show it to reporters for publicity?
Most of you who get the vaccine or do not get the vaccine and then contract Covid, will be fine. Don’t give into the fear Mongering on display by the media. The death rate of the infected is still less than 1%. Empathy just seems to escape me for the moment.
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Thoughts and prayers. Lol I’m sure as a conservative he’ll want to pay for every penny of his stay and not have it paid for by the community, because that would be socialism Well well thoughts and prayers. He does not deserve any medical attention wasted on him. He made his choice, let him deal with it Natural Selection is a bitch!
At let him die
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I’m not one to wish harm on anyone. Hope he gets better and that his listeners hear his story and get vaccinated. If he had he most likely would never be in this situation So he has gotten what he deserves👍🔥 Should I feel bad this makes me happy? Hope it makes more ppl get vaccinated. Thr bars in town as i drive by r packed more than ever. The fair is going on and i know unvaccinated ppl r there and with their kids. Make me sick