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Greek Anti-Vaxxer Dad Refuses Ventilator, COVID-19 Kills Him

SERRES, Greece — Α 45-year-old music teacher from Serres in northern Greece who was opposed to COVID-19 vaccinations and refused to be put on a ventilator even to save his life perished from the virus, leaving behind a family with three children.

The man, who was not identified, had been hospitalized for 15 days in the General Hospital of Serres, local media said, and rejected intensive care even as his condition became worse and he faced death.

“We did everything we could to save him but unfortunately we did not succeed,” τhe doctor in charge of Covid cases at the hospital, Theofilos Kallinikidis, told media, adding that the victim signed a document, together with his wife, not to be intubated.

The teacher not only didn’t think that vaccines were safe or effective but was reported to believe that COVID was deadly right up to the end. Reports said he was a vociferous anti-vaxxer who was active on social media and that he opposed any health restrictions, including wearing masks or closing schools if too many students had become infected.

He was said to be very active on social media and opposed the use of the masks and the closure of schools.

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