Talk show host Glenn Beck said on Wednesday he was battling COVID-19 for the second time and, most worryingly, revealed the virus was “entering” his lungs. He treats the disease with a combination of drugs, including ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, and said on The Mark Levin Show, “My doctors are hitting him really hard.”
In making the announcement, Beck became the latest target for people who think it’s okay to mock unvaccinated people who become seriously ill or die. Beck said he didn’t get the vaccine because he had COVID-19 in 2020 and thought it gave him natural immunity.
On social media, some people were quick to make sarcastic remarks about Beck’s disease.
“I just can’t feel bad for any of these terrible people. Get vaccinated,” one person wrote. Others offered “thoughts and prayers” sarcastically, and one person tweeted “RIP”.
While many people expressed genuine concern for Beck and wished him a speedy recovery, there is an undercurrent of malevolence swirling around unvaccinated people who fall ill, which was recently defended by a columnist from the Los Angeles Times.
In an article titled “Making fun of COVID deaths of anti-vaxxers is macabre, yes — but may be necessary,” Michael Hiltzik questioned whether unvaccinated people who contract COVID-19 are getting “their just desserts.” He seemed to distance himself from the cruel mockery taking place on Reddit and the Sorryantivaxxer.com site, saying that some deaths are “really sad” – if, for example, they had medical reasons not to get vaccinated, or they were “deluded by the misinformation and misinformation spread by the anti-vaccine crowd.”
But he concluded that “mockery is not necessarily the wrong reaction” or the withholding of “sympathy and caring”.
“There may be no other way to ensure that the lessons of these teachable moments are heard.”
In fact, mockery is absolutely the wrong reaction, and those who indulge in it are degrading themselves, not the target of their ridicule. Calling unvaccinated people “Covidiots” and celebrating their death only hardens the divide between people who think the pandemic has been overdone and people who think we don’t take it seriously enough.
For Beck, a second wave of illness couldn’t come at a worse time because this week he released a new book, “The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First Century Fascism.” The book examines what Beck sees as an elite-orchestrated attempt to remake the global economy, using the pandemic and climate change as excuses.
Beck may have gone on Levin’s show to discuss the book, but his revelation about his worsening COVID-19 seemed to take Levin by surprise, and it was Beck’s health that grabbed the headlines. newspapers today. Coughing occasionally, he said he had been sick with COVID-19 for about a week, but was feeling better although it was “a little disturbing” that he was moving through his lungs.
” I do not care. I really am not. I’m so done with this whole COVID thing,” he said. He said he was overweight and had other health issues, and everyone seemed to be getting sick right now. But he said, “We have to go on with our life.”