Anti-vaccine Christian broadcaster Marcus Lamb dies at 64 after contracting Covid  

Anti-vaccine Christian broadcaster Marcus Lamb dies at 64 after contracting Covid  

Marcus Lamb, a co-founder and the CEO of the conservative Christian Daystar Television Network who vocally opposed Covid-19 vaccines, has died at 64, weeks after he contracted Covid-19, the network said.

“It’s with a heavy heart we announce that Marcus Lamb, president and founder of Daystar Television Network, went home to be with the Lord this morning,” the network said in a tweet. “The family asks that their privacy be respected as they grieve this difficult loss. Please continue to lift them up in prayer.”

Lamb’s son, Jonathan Lamb, filled in for his father on a Nov 23 daystar broadcast  and beseeched listeners to pray for his father’s recovery from Covid-19.

Speaking to viewers from Lamb’s hospital bedside via telephone, Lamb’s wife, Joni Lamb, said, “With this thing, it’s kind of like riding a roller coaster.

“It’s like, you’ll just be up and everything’s great, and then you have a little lull, and then you come down low and then you come back up, but from everybody that I talk to — I think that’s the pattern,” she said.

“We can really feel the prayers of the people,” she said, thanking viewers for their prayers.

“Pray specifically for his lungs to clear the Covid pneumonia and pray for his oxygen level to continue to be strong and to go up so that we can wean him off of oxygen and bring him home,” she said.

Jonathan Lamb described his father’s Covid infection as “a spiritual attack from the enemy” to “take down” Marcus Lamb.

The network has dedicated hours of broadcasts to anti-lockdown and anti-vaccination activists and groups.

In July 2020, the Lamb family devoted an hour of their broadcast to “censorship” around the Covid pandemic, featuring the misinformation group America’s Frontline Doctors.  

In May, Daystar broadcast an hourlong program with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose famous  family denounced his anti-vaccination views in May 2019.  Kennedy was recently banned by Instagram for posting Covid vaccination misinformation.

Vaccines remain the safest and most effective way to prevent the worst outcomes of Covid-19. A Centre for Disease Control and Prevention study found in September that they were still largely able to stop hospitalization in people infected with the highly contagious delta variant, and a British study found that the vaccinated are less likely to spread the coronavirus if they do become infected. 

In light of the emergence of omicron, a new variant of concern that is spreading rapidly in southern Africa, the CDC strenghthened its advice about Covid-19 booster shots  Tuesday, saying all eligible adults should get them. Adults ages 18 and older become eligible six months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or two months after they get the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In recent months, a number of prominent anti-vaccination Christian broadcasters have died from Covid-19. Conservative radio hosts Dick Farrell, Phil Valentine and Marc Bernier, who were unvaccinated, all died aftyer they contracted Covid.

  • NBC News

About author

You might also like

World Cancer Day: Minister advocates physical exercises to reduce risk

ABUJA – As Nigeria joined the rest of the world in commemorating the 2018 World Cancer Day, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on Nigerians to always

Monkeypox spreads to six more states

Total suspected cases now  31 Lagos confirms 2 suspected cases Six more states have reported cases of suspected monkeypox, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said today in a

Law makers opt for balanced approach responses to drug control

Members of the Senate and House committees of the National Assembly on Narcotics and Drugs have restated their commitment and resolve to strengthen Nigeria’s response to drugs and related organised

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply