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Anti-Vaxxer Quits Anti-Vaccine Mandate Group After Catching COVID

Chris Wikoff co-founded Aloha Freedom Coalition, to protest vaccine mandates and COVID rules. Then he got it and almost died.

“I was in a bed. I can’t move, I can’t breathe,” Chris Wikoff recalled, about the experience. “I was afraid I was going to die.” Yeah, I can see such an experience having an effect, but some people insist of learning things the hard way.

Source: Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In October 2020, Chris Wikoff helped co-found the Aloha Freedom Coalition — a group in Hawaii that’s been vocal against vaccine mandates and COVID rules.

At the time, he shared the coalition’s views that government shutdowns and mandates were ruining businesses and threatening individual liberties.

“They were talking about vaccine passports and vaccine mandates and it seemed like it was over-the top totalitarianism and control,” Wikoff told Hawaii News Now.

But earlier this month, he and his wife tested positive with COVID amid a surge of the Delta variant.

“We were told the COVID virus was not that deadly. It was nothing more than a little flu. I can tell you it’s more than a little flu,” he said.

Wikoff, 66, still needs help breathing. He thinks he got infected during a church event in August.

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