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Anti-vaxxer who celebrated not having to get the COVID-19 vaccine and attended a conference against it has died after Covid complications gave her double pneumonia

According to reports, the local critic of vaccine requirements has reportedly died Monday of complications from COVID-19. The prominent anti-vaxxer reportedly attended a conference against the Coronavirus vaccine just a few weeks ago. The woman has reportedly died after Covid complications gave her double pneumonia.

The woman from Texas, Kelly Canon, reportedly received a religious exemption from her employer to avoid getting the vaccine. Canon rallied against the vaccine and celebrated not having to get one, according to reports.

The woman also posted vaccine misinformation on her social media in the weeks leading up to her death. The woman had been an outspoken critic of COVID-19 vaccine mandates and pandemic-related restrictions.

In one of her Facebook posts, she reportedly shared several links to speeches she attended at a COVID symposium in early December devoted to discouraging people from getting the COVID-19 vaccines that are currently available.

Few weeks after the symposium, the woman was hospitalized for Covid-related pneumonia, one of the most serious complications of the virus, according to reports.

The ARP announced her death on Facebook:

“Another tragedy and loss for our Republican family. Our dear friend Kelly Canon lost her battle with pneumonia today. Kelly will be forever in our hearts as a loyal and beloved friend and Patriot. Gone way too soon We will keep her family in our prayers.” 

According to reports, in November, the woman from Texas had reportedly announced on Facebook her religious exemption.

“Good news!!!!! My employer has granted my religious exemption request. No jabby-jabby for me! Praise GOD!” the woman reportedly wrote, according to reports.

The woman also shared conspiracy theories on her Twitter page, including a video that claimed the coronavirus pandemic was planned in advance and part of a global conspiracy. 

According to the health officials, the COVID-19 vaccine has proven effective in reducing the risk of severe symptoms, hospitalization, and death in patients who are fully vaccinated.

Several studies have shown that the risk of severe illness from Covid-19 is reduced by 90 percent or more among people who are fully vaccinated. Current vaccines are expected to protect against severe illness, hospitalizations, and deaths due to infection with the Omicron variant.

The CDC continues to encourage people to get the vaccine and its booster to reduce the chances that they will catch Covid or suffer serious symptoms if they do.

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