Woman who rejected COVID-19 vaccine urged public to get vaccinated before she died
A woman who previously refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 urged the public to get a shot just a few hours before succumbing to the virus in Montreal, Canada.
Gisele Beaudoin, a singer from Quebec, died due to COVID-19 last Sunday, May 2, as per CTV News the next day. Her sister Monic shared Gisele’s last message via Facebook on Saturday, hours before her death.
“She asked me to tell all of you to get vaccinated because she didn’t believe,” Monic posted in French as translated by the news outlet.
“Like some of you, she was a conspiracy theorist and anti-masker,” she was quoted as saying.
Gisele died after four days of battling COVID-19, according to the report. Among her last wishes was for her husband to get vaccinated, and he will reportedly be receiving it soon.
In a previous interview with Journal de Montreal, Monic said her sister was caught in a web of conspiracy theories found on social media against COVID-19 vaccines.
“She would get up at 4 a.m. to watch all the videos of these people and send them to us on Facebook,” she said as quoted by the newspaper.
Social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram have enforced tactics to try to curb the spread of false information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but still cannot fully purge it from the internet.
For one, Forbes shared via a Feb. 23 report that it alerted Facebook of hashtags being used by COVID-19 and QAnon conspiracy theorists to spread fake news after Facebook’s own AI system had failed to inform them of the activities. Ian Biong /ra
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