67-year-old Fred Lowry is a local politician in Florida, USA and pastor of the local congregation.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, he has told his congregation several times that the corona pandemic does not exist.
– We have no pandemic, people. We will be lied to, he said at the end of May, according to local newspapers The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
On Tuesday, he was admitted to a hospital at home in the county of Volusia, where, among other things, the city of Daytona Beach is located. Councilor Jeff Brower told the newspaper.
– He is in the hospital and fighting against covid-19, Brower says.
– Pretty damn sick
– I think he has been ill for about three weeks now. Peace will remain in our prayers, and we look forward to his return, Brower said West Volusia Beacon.
Lowry City Councilman Billie Wheeler also confirmed the admission to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
– He is quite pissed off sick, says Wheeler, who adds that she had received an SMS update from the pastor.
In the previously mentioned sermon, the 67-year-old presented a number of conspiracy theories.
Among other things, he is said to have referred to infection control chief Anthony Fauci as «Mr. Falsey », and claimed that the climate crisis did not exist.
Furthermore, he is said to have claimed that a group from the “Hollywood elite” is conducting a pedophilia. This is a widespread conspiracy theory in the so-called Qanon community, and has no roots in reality.