The leader of an anti-mask movement in Texas has died from COVID-19.
Caleb Wallace, 30, who created the San Angelo Freedom Defenders, a group that held a rally to combat “COVID-19 tyranny,” died after spending more than a month in the hospital, according to a message posted by his wife, Jessica Wallace, on a GoFundMe page to raise money to cover his hospital bills.
“Caleb has peacefully passed on. He will forever live in our hearts and minds,” Jessica Wallace wrote in a post on Saturday.
Caleb Wallace checked into the Shannon Medical Center on July 30 after contracting COVID-19, according to The New York Times.
Earlier that month, he organized a rally for people who were frustrated with the COVID-19 mitigation measures that had been put in place to contain the current surge in infections.
Caleb Wallace reportedly started feeling symptoms associated with COVID-19 — shortness of breath, high fever and a dry cough — on July 26, and they worsened the next day, according to the San Angelo Standard-Times.
He initially refused to go to the hospital and get tested for the virus, instead opting to take ivermectin — an anti-parasite medication used mostly in livestock that the Food and Drug Administration recently urged people not to take to treat COVID-19 — along with high doses of Vitamin C, zinc aspirin and an inhaler.
On July 30, however, a relative took him to the hospital, where he remained until his death.
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