A captain at a Georgia sheriff’s office who promoted anti-vaccine propaganda died from COVID-19, the Wayne County Sherriff’s office announced last week.
Capt. Joe Manning, 57, died Wednesday after posting memes about the vaccine. One of these posts read, “If we lose on vaccines, we will completely lose our right to sovereignty over our own bodies,” according to Raw Story.
He also urged his friends to buy from a store in their county that had ivermectin, a deworming medicine for horses that some conservative groups have pushed to treat the disease.
The Center for Disease Control has warned people not to take ivermectin because it’s for animals.
Manning is survived by his wife, three children and eight grandkids.