West Palm Beach’s NBC News affiliate reports:
South Florida talk show host Dick Farrel, known and beloved by fans for his over-the-top right-wing opinions, has died from complications from COVID-19. On Facebook, Farrel advocated against getting the coronavirus vaccine and was skeptical of Dr. Anthony Fauci and his recommendations concerning the coronavirus.
Friends said after contracting the virus he changed his point of view. “COVID took one of my best friends! RIP Dick Farrel. He is the reason I took the shot. He texted me and told me to ‘Get it!’ He told me this virus is no joke and he said, “I wish I had gotten it!” said Farrel’s close friend Amy Leigh Hair on her Facebook page.
Read the full article. It appears that Farrel worked as a Newsmax fill-in host in 2018. His Facebook page has been made private.
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“I will deny the vaccine with every last breath of my being” – Dick Farrel
Well at least he was honest about that.https://t.co/Iyu8bQWTz5
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