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How COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Led To A Family Matriarch's Preventable Death

How COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Led To A Family Matriarch's Preventable Death

Update: 2022-04-261
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Stephanie is one of nearly one million Americans who have died of COVID-19. Her family says Stephanie's death was avoidable, but in recent years, she had been drawn into conspiracy theories.

She believed that the coronavirus was a hoax and refused to get vaccinated. When she got COVID-19 last winter, Stephanie refused treatments and eventually died just a few days after Christmas.

While there is no way to know exactly how many people like Stephanie have died because they believed conspiracy theories, the Kaiser Family Foundation recently found that more than 200,000 Americans would be alive today, had they had been vaccinated.

NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports.

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How COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Led To A Family Matriarch's Preventable Death

How COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Led To A Family Matriarch's Preventable Death

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