The San Angelo Standard-Times reports:
The battle between public health and personal freedom is a familiar one in Tom Green County, of which San Angelo resident Caleb Wallace took an active role. On July 4, 2020, Caleb helped organize “The Freedom Rally.” A flyer for the event called it a peaceful protest by people “sick of the government being in control of our lives.” Signs carried by protesters that day criticized the wearing of masks, business closures, the science behind COVID-19, and liberal media.
On July 26, Jessica said her husband began experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus: shortness of breath, high fever, and a dry cough. Those symptoms became worse the following day. At first, Caleb refused to get tested for COVID-19, or go to the hospital. Caleb instead began taking tablets of Ivermectin, high doses of Vitamin C, zinc aspirin, and an inhaler. By July 30, however, Caleb was taken by a relative to the emergency room at Shannon Medical Center.
Read the full article. Wallace’s Freedom Defenders group also organized a boycott of local pro-mask businesses. Their Facebook page was deleted the day he went into the hospital, where he has been on a ventilator since August 8th. In the video below, he harasses a county worker. In an April letter to the paper quoted above, he signs off as “West Texas Minutemen State Coordinator.”
A San Angelo man questioned whether mask wearing is effective and demanded the local school district rescind all its COVID-19 protocols.
Now he’s on a ventilator after falling ill to the virus.
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