A Mooresville Man Going Viral After Calling Out Anti-Vaxxers In TikTok Video
CHARLOTTE, NC. – Jason Arena posted a video on TikTok days after his wife was hospitalized with Stage 4 breast cancer. The Mooresville man tells the WCCB that he rushed his wife, Marilyn, to drain the fluid in August. He says she was there for two days and instead of holding her longer and draining the fluid, she was discharged because the hospital had run out of beds because of Covid. The video called Anti-Vaxxer and went viral with 5 million views.
“If you really think Covid isn’t a big deal and it isn’t this and the other and you don’t get the vaccine, stick with your (expletive) guns and keep your (forceful) at home. Stop running to the hospital and endanger everyone else, ”says Arena in the video.
Unfortunately, Arena’s wife passed away on August 20th.
“Everything I tell you is responsible for your decision. Take responsibility for your actions. Stop risking everyone else’s life by going to the hospital because that’s what you are doing, ”says Arena.
Governor Roy Cooper says Covid metrics are falling slightly, but more needs to be done.
“We want to reduce the number of people who come to the emergency room with Covid symptoms to be monitored. It’s going back, but it’s still a lot higher than we’d like, ”says Governor Cooper.
Arena launches the Marilyn Arena Foundation next month. Patients with metastatic breast cancer benefit from this.