A widely known Republican activist in Arlington, Texas, who vocally opposed COVID-19 vaccine necessities has died after contracting the virus.
Kelly Canon, who served as vice chairman of the Arlington Republican Membership, had been hospitalized for COVID-19-related pneumonia, NBCDFW reported.
“Our expensive good friend Kelly Canon misplaced her battle with pneumonia at this time. Kelly can be eternally in our hearts as a loyal and beloved good friend and Patriot,” the Arlington Republican Membership reportedly wrote in a Fb put up that may now not be seen. “Gone method too quickly. We’ll maintain her household in our prayers.”
Canon was known for her successful grassroots work to ban crimson mild cameras in Arlington. Extra lately, she was outspoken towards COVID-19 vaccine mandates and masks guidelines, and likewise promoted false claims that the 2020 election was rigged. In a November Facebook post, she celebrated that her employer had granted her a spiritual exemption from getting the COVID-19 vaccine, The Daily Beast reported.
“No jabby-jabby for me! Reward GOD!” she wrote on the time in a put up that’s now not public. Her Fb web page and posts about her loss of life had been inundated with feedback about her refusal to get vaccinated.
In December, Canon mentioned on Fb that she had attended a “COVID symposium” in Burleson, Texas, in response to The Each day Beast. The event was organized by God Save Our Kids, which says on Fb that it’s preventing to “cease the vaccine genocide of our kids at faculties.” Speakers included medical docs who promote vaccine misinformation and unproven COVID-19 cures.
Mark Hanson, president of the Arlington Republican Membership, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that mentioned he had understood that Canon was hospitalized however enhancing as of late final week, so her loss of life was a shock.