Anti-vaccine doctor who called Mask Wearing ‘dangerous’ dies of COVID-19
Dr Christopher Foley, who has criticized wearing the mask and spreading false information about a COVID-19 vaccine, has died of complications from the virus.
The Minnesota doctor has objected to continued use of the masks, writing on his company’s website that they are “downright dangerous” if worn for long periods of time. He also criticized the vaccine, calling it a “human experiment” and called for the widespread use of ivermectin and vitamins to cure COVID-19.
Foley’s obituary said he died of an “unexpected illness,” but his son, Logan Foley, confirmed at his funeral that his death was the result of complications from COVID-19.
âHas he been vaccinated? No he hasn’t,â Logan said. “If he had only been vaccinated, wouldn’t he still be here?” Obviously, we’ll never know.
Logan wondered how his father, a “mountain of a man who had never been ill a day in his life” could suddenly pass away, just after talking on the phone with his son. He attributed it to his father being “so busy looking after the rest of us that he didn’t leave time for himself.”
After 22 years of working in a medical system as a physician and internist, Foley founded Minnesota Natural Medicine and became a physician in natural medicine. The doctor began posting on his practice website about COVID-19 in March 2020, where he claimed the virus was “probably a biological weapon” and suggested that homeopathy, an alternative medical practice, could be “one of the best weapons” to fight COVID -19.
Foley criticized experts for not pushing the use of vitamin D and other nutrients, as well as not promoting ivermectin as a treatment.
“If you just add the benefits of vitamin D and other micronutrients that we KNOW preventing morbidity or serious illness with this Wuhan virus to the effect of ivermectin and carrageenan – all easy to obtain. and inexpensive – why would anyone be afraid to go about their business even in high density ‘at risk’ environments? ” Foley wrote.
Ivermectin is approved to control parasites and has been studied as a potential treatment for COVID-19. While there is anecdotal evidence for its success in some cases, the studies have been flawed and the drug has not shown widespread real-world success. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved it as a treatment for COVID-19 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend its use.
In other blog posts, Foley called the vaccine a “human experience” and criticized the lockdowns for causing “breathtaking damage” to businesses, economies and children’s education. The doctor also objected to the wearing of masks, calling it “unnecessary and unnecessary” and said they do more harm than good to people who wear them during exercise.
âPlus, they’re also not very effective indoors and are downright dangerous to the individual (especially children) if worn for long periods of time,â Foley wrote.
After his death, several people posted tributes to the doctor on Facebook, crediting him with helping to cure them and their families of various ailments. A woman said he saved his life, that of her husband and that of his father.
While acknowledging his father’s beliefs about COVID-19 prevention methods, treatments and vaccine, Logan Foley said his father has successfully helped treat over 50 people for COVID-19 and passed âCountless hoursâ of searching for the virus.
“So if he had to do it again, would he do it differently?” ” he said. “He knew the risks on both sides better than anyone and he played his hand.”
Some of Foley’s blog posts have delved into the debate over government intervention in public health. His son brought up the subject during his funeral speech, saying his father had a “deep love” for his country and “individual freedom ran through his veins.”
Rachel Moran, a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for an Informed Public at the University of Washington, told MPR News that doctors’ “vocal opposition” to vaccines can be particularly damaging to the vaccination effort.
âIf you can go online and find a medical professional who aligns with your political views on masks or a vaccine mandate, and offers seemingly legitimate medical advice, that will cement your reluctance to be vaccinated and this will not provide you with the information which you need to make a good decision, âshe said.