A Cambridge College graduate recorded himself downplaying his Covid signs and telling viewers the illness was to not be feared days earlier than the virus claimed his life.
Solicitor Leslie Lawrenson, 58, died at his residence in Bournemouth, Dorset, simply 9 days after releasing footage to Fb explaining why Covid-19 was ‘nothing to be afraid of’.
Leslie had no underlying well being circumstances and had beforehand refused his vaccine as a result of he believed he ‘didn’t want it’ and as a substitute positioned his religion in his immune system.
Desirous to file ‘the realities’ of getting the virus for ‘99,9% of us’, anti-vaxxer Leslie took to social media to share two vlog posts earlier this summer time.
With intermittent coughing breaking apart his monologue, he explains his signs and describes them as ‘no worse than a chilly’.
He later criticises the Authorities’s method to Covid-19 restrictions, saying ‘these are issues we’ve got to undergo, it is a part of residing’, earlier than urging viewers to ‘belief’ their immune programs over vaccines.
Solicitor Leslie Lawrenson, 58 (proper), died at his residence in Bournemouth, Dorset, simply 9 days after releasing footage to Fb explaining why Covid-19 was ‘nothing to be afraid of’
Within the movies shared to his Fb feed, Leslie describes having a ‘very excessive temperature, aches, pains and shivers’ at round 11pm on June 24.
Evaluating his signs to a foul chilly, he says he ‘does not really feel too unhealthy’ and that if he’s recognized with Covid-19 he’ll ‘gladly take it’.
He tells viewers he desires to get ‘antibodies and pure immunity in my blood’ moderately than obtain a vaccine.
Within the vlog dated Jne 23, Leslie compares his signs to a foul chilly, says he ‘does not really feel too unhealthy’ and that if he’s recognized with Covid-19 he’ll ‘gladly take it’
With intermittent coughing breaking apart his monologue (above), he describes his signs and says they’re ‘no worse than a chilly’
In a second video launched two days later, his situation has worsened however he insists it’s nonetheless no worse than the flu
Within the clip, Leslie says: ‘If I’ve acquired Covid-19, that is what 99.9 per cent of us will expertise.
‘There isn’t any have to be afraid. There isn’t any have to panic.
‘I hope I’ve acquired it. I hope it’s Covid. I might moderately the antibodies than the jabs.’
On the identical day Leslie died, his accomplice Amanda Mitchell, 56, who has diabetes and was additionally struggling with Covid, was admitted to hospital with pneumonia – she was additionally unvaccinated.
Reacting to his dying, she mentioned: ‘I really feel extremely silly. Les died unnecessarily.
‘Les made a horrible mistake and he is paid the final word value for that.’
Ms Mitchell mentioned her accomplice, a Cambridge College graduate, determined towards having a coronavirus jab after studying materials on social media.
She mentioned: ‘It was a day by day factor that he mentioned to us: “You needn’t have it, you will be wonderful, simply watch out.”
‘Les was extremely educated… so if he informed me one thing, I tended to imagine it.’
Ms Mitchell, who has diabetes and hypertension, mentioned her accomplice seemed to be recovering from Covid-related pneumonia whereas she grew to become severely unwell.
She mentioned paramedics who attended her at residence on July 2 had been known as again 10 minutes later when her 19-year-old son discovered Mr Lawrenson useless in mattress.
Amanda Mitchell, 56, (center) was hospitalised after catching Covid and mentioned Les (pictured on the again) made a ‘horrible mistake’ and paid ‘the final word value’
Ms Mitchell was admitted to hospital the identical day that Leslie was discovered useless and spent every week on a Covid ward.
She mentioned she felt silly for placing her daughter and older son in danger after they got here to assist to take care of the couple’s 11-year-old son.
Daughter Carla Hodges, 35, mentioned: ‘Leslie was so brainwashed by the stuff that he was seeing on YouTube and social media.
‘He mentioned: ‘Lots of people will die extra from having the vaccine than getting Covid.”
Ms Mitchell mentioned she could be having the vaccine as quickly as docs declared her match sufficient.