An online QAnon promoter maintaining a huge Facebook and Telegram following was infected and died of COVID-19 in California, SFGATE reported.
A report by the Daily Beast said that Cirsten Weldon or “CirstenW” online, passed away in a hospital located in Camarillo.
Weldon posted a video on Facebook last December 28 when she was admitted and was recorded coughing, feeling “exhausted” and “weak.”
Online and offline, she was known for her extreme opposition against vaccines. Weldon, in a video made available on her social media channels, was even recorded as she harassed persons lining up to get the vaccine. “The vaccines kill. Don’t get it,” she screams. “This is how gullible these idiots are. They’re all getting vaccines.”
Apart from being an anti-vaccine, she was also recognized as a QAnon influencer. She also shared a live stream with now delegated full-time conspiracy theorist and comedian Roseanne Barr.
The live stream of the two in October has gathered more than 70,000 views on Barr’s YouTube channel.
Weldon was seen in the video chattering how Donald Trump is the “real” president, with her baseless claims that “arrests are happening in California” of her political rivals.
She used Instagram, Telegram and Facebook to regularly live stream as she unconsciously monitored her own symptoms.
Weldon started manifesting COVID symptoms around Christmas.
She began her December 27 stream, saying: “Good morning, patriots, I didn’t think I was going to make it. I’m sorry. I’m exhausted, and I’m very, very weak. I have no strength. I haven’t eaten in four days.”
In a photo she posted on Dec. 31, Weldon was seen wearing an oxygen mask. She captioned the post: “Almost died at hospital in CA from Bacterial Pneumonia.” Anti-vaccine individuals are using the phrase “bacterial pneumonia” when they are admitted to the hospital for COVID-19.
Weldon also admitted that she turned down being treated with remdesiver, as she told her about 100,000 Telegram followers.