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Staffordshire Covid sceptic Marcus Birks dies in hospital


A Covid sceptic who turned into hospitalised with the virus and went on to induce different human beings to get vaccinated has died.

Marcus Birks, forty, from Leek, Staffordshire, died on Friday leaving his own family "shattered", his spouse stated.
He changed into admitted to the intensive care unit at Royal Stoke University Hospital earlier this month.
The musician had advised the BBC he was "shocked" to have grow to be so unwell with the virus due to the fact he "hardly ever were given unwell".
'Best dad'
Mrs Birks, who's pregnant, wrote on Facebook: "The ache I sense writing that is unbearable, my heart has been ripped out, my soul and international completely and utterly shattered."
She went on to explain her husband as her best friend and soulmate.
Speaking to the BBC in advance in August, Mr Birks said: "If you have not been sick, you don't suppose you'll get ill, so that you pay attention to the [anti-vaccine] stuff.
"When you experience like you cannot get enough breath, it is the scariest feeling inside the international."
He stated data have been skewed through social media and conspiracy theorists and he had now not had the vaccine.
The 40-12 months-antique said his signs commenced with a flu-like feeling, which got progressively worse, and he changed into ultimately admitted to health facility, suffering from respiration difficulties.
"First thing I am going tell all my family to do is get the vaccine and every person I see," he stated.
Mrs Birks thanked human beings for his or her type words, including: "I made him a promise that I will tell our infant boy every day how tons he loves him, how unique he is and how he might have been/is the first-class dad a son may want to ever desire for."

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