Leading anti-vaxxer funeral director misses ‘freedom’ rally with Piers Corbyn after being hospitalised with ‘very nasty’ コロナウイルス
A leading British anti-vaxxer has admitted he ‘felt terrible’ after going into hospital with Covid-19 – a virus which he previously claimed was just a ‘common cold’.
John O’Looney, of Milton Keynes, finally conceded that コロナウイルス was real and ‘very nasty’ after he was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit with it last month.
The 53-year-old funeral director has become a figurehead for anti-vaxxers with his social media videos that make unproven claims about the pandemic and vaccines.
He was due to help lead a controversial ‘Let the UK Live’ rally in the Buckinghamshire town last week alongside Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour leader Jeremy.
But Mr O’Looney caught Covid-19 two weeks ago and went into hospital, with his experience forcing him to backtrack on claims the virus is actually just a cold.
John O’Looney, of Milton Keynes, was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit with Covid-19
In a written statement to his followers, shared on December 31, 彼が書きました: ‘I was initially sceptical about Covid but I can confirm its validity and it is very nasty.
‘So let us make no mistake there is an enemy to face but does it require endless bouts of injections after injections after injections?’
Writing about his experiences, 彼が追加した: ‘Very interestingly recently I was admitted to ICU in Milton Keynes hospital after developing Covid symptoms.
‘I took three lateral flow tests whilst there and was told at the time I was not positive only to be told later on the ward I was positive so clearly it was inconclusive so I will say I felt and feel terrible still.’
Mr O’Looney, who runs Milton Keynes Family Funeral Services, also complained that the hospital’s food was ‘appalling’ and ‘all tasted the same’.
Mr O’Looney had to miss the rally in Milton Keynes which featured a speech from Piers Corbyn
He also claimed that doctors offered him a trial drug to help him recover but he ‘declined and stuck to my guns’.
He was said to have discharged himself from hospital against doctors’ 助言.
Mr O’Looney added: ‘I feel very fortunate to have escaped hospital (I never dreamt I would have lived to say that) with the help of family and friends.
‘The sinister whispering, the secrecy and the guilty looks amongst certain members of staff spoke volumes to me.
‘It was honestly very chilling and traumatising just seeing how it has changed – especially when I asked to leave.’
Piers Corbyn speaks as protesters enter a theatre in Milton Keynes last week on December 29
Mr O’Looney said that he was still opposed to Covid vaccines and urged parents to take their childrenout of school to avoid the jab.
He has previously spoken at anti-vax events and was due to appear at a ‘Freedom Rally’ in Milton Keynes last week, where protestors stormed a children’s pantomime and NHS test site.
Since his hospital stay, Mr O’Looney has been forced to temporarily close the funeral business that he has run since 2017 ‘due to illness’.
In a video shared with followers just weeks before he was hospitalised with Covid, Mr O’Looney claimed that the Omicron variant was actually just a cold.
The anti-vaxxers also stormed a test and trace centre in Milton Keynes on Decmber 29
彼は言った: ‘We’re in winter and there are colds and flus about at this time of the year. These people [who have been vaccinated] can’t fight it off.
‘The government were very quick to label it as Omicron, a new variant. They are sick but they are sick with basic things like the common cold.’
Last week Home Secretary Priti Patel slammed the anti-vaxxers who stormed a test and trace centre in Milton Keynes, with the mob also disrupting a pantomime.
Dozens of marchers entered a testing facility. and were seen damaging signs and stealing testing equipment in videos shared on social media on on December 29.
The group also entered Milton Keynes Theatre during their march, with their protest seeing ‘staff and patrons frightened and assaulted’, the arts venue said.
ビデオで, a group including Piers Corbyn could be seen chanting and holding signs in the theatre foyer, as a matinee performance went on inside.
Mr Corbyn, the older brother of former Labour leader Jeremy, was arrested on suspicion of encouraging people to attack MPs’ offices earlier this month.
Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at Oxford University and a member of the Vaccine Task Force, told Times Radio that the group were ‘crazy’.