A doctor in Kenya who virulently opposed the use of COVID-19 vaccines has died from the virus just weeks after calling the shots “totally unnecessary.”
From the BBC:
Dr Stephen Karanja, chairman of the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, advocated steam inhalation and hydroxychloroquine tablets.
Health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) rejected his claims.
“[The vaccine] being distributed in Kenya, has been reviewed and found safe not only by the WHO rigorous process but also by several stringent regulatory authorities,” the WHO said in March.
In a letter dated 3 March Dr Karanja said that “there are drugs that have been repurposed and used effectively to treat Covid-19,” adding that “we also know that vaccination for this disease is totally unnecessary making the motivation suspect.”
I don’t celebrate the death of any man, but this is would seem to be yet another lesson to those who continue to fall for or espouse anti-vaccine propaganda.
Kenyan anti-vaccine doctor dies from Covid-19
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 1, 2021
As a human being, I’m sorry for his death and wish his family peace.
With that said, there is no measuring the extent of the harm his message caused, or how many became ill and/or died because they trusted his opinion and heeded it. Not a good man.
— The Lady Sindy (@TheLadySindy) May 1, 2021
Sad story – but how did he become a doctor with such a poor understanding of science ? Vaccine efficacy is not ambiguous.
— Sejal M. Patel, M.D. (@DrSej) May 1, 2021