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Vaccine-Sceptic French Lawmaker Dies After Contracting COVID-19

It was unclear whether or not Jose Evrard, who was 76, had refused to be vaccinated himself


French lawmaker Jose Evrard, whose vaccine-sceptic far-right social gathering had opposed authorities measures to regulate the unfold of COVID-19, has died after contracting the coronavirus, the president of the parliament stated on Friday.

It was unclear whether or not Evrard, who was 76, had refused to be vaccinated himself. He had expressed help on social media for protesters in opposition to COVID-19 curbs and well being measures.

“To his wife, his children, his relatives, as well as his colleagues and collaborators, I send my heartfelt thoughts,” President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand stated on Twitter.

Representing the Pas-de-Calais area in Northern France, Evrard was one in every of three lawmakers affiliated to far-right splinter social gathering “Debout la France” (Stand up, France). Its founder Nicolas Dupont-Aignan is one in every of France’s most outstanding anti-vaccination activists.

In October, Evrard co-signed a parliamentary movement demanding {that a} committee of inquiry be set as much as look into potential unintended effects of COVID-19 vaccines.

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