Virginia Pastor Dies From Coronavirus After Previously Saying ‘Media Is Pumping Out Fear’ About Pandemic

Virginia Pastor Dies From Coronavirus After Previously Saying ‘Media Is Pumping Out Fear’ About Pandemic

Virginia man who downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus as merely the media “pumping out fear” has died after contracting the virus.

Landon Spradlin, 66, a pastor and traveling musician, died on Wednesday, March 25, at a hospital in North Carolina after testing positive for COVID-19.

As first reported by Patch, nearly two weeks before his death Spradlin shared a meme on his Facebook page suggesting the media “can manipulate your life.”

The post compared the “mass hysteria” surrounding the number of deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. while Donald Trump has been president compared to the deaths from H1N1 under Barack Obama’s administration.

via Newsweek Virginia Pastor Dies From Coronavirus After Previously Saying ‘Media Is Pumping Out Fear’ About Pandemic