Karma Hassan, Michelle Watson | CNN Business
Prominent Christian televangelist and vaccine advocate Marcus Lamb died after being hospitalized with Covid-19, his family said Tuesday.
Lamb founded the Christian television network Daystar Television Network in 1997.
His wife Joni Lamb announced the TV evangelist’s death on Daystar on Facebook on Tuesday. She said her husband has diabetes but was healthy and hospitalized after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
“He never talked about it, but he had diabetes, but he kept it under control. He was very healthy, ate healthy foods, lost weight, and always kept his blood sugar at a good level. But when trying to treat Covid and pneumonia, different protocols are used, including many of the protocols we talked about here on Daystar and we used them and I used them and went through Covid.
This led to a spike in blood sugar and just a drop in oxygen levels, so he went to the hospital to get oxygen, ”said Joni Lamb. “He believed 100% in everything we talked about here at Daystar and has helped so many people around the world with early Covid treatment protocols. Obviously, we still hold that opinion. “
Joni Lamb said that her husband’s “heart just couldn’t stand it.”
Marcus Lamb has often spoken out against the Covid-19 vaccine on his show. Earlier this year, in an episode of vaccine opposition activists Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Del Bigtree, Lamb said the Covid-19 vaccine was “not really a vaccine,” but an “experimental shot” that was “dangerous.” … Markus Lamb argued that people were dying or suffering from neurological disorders due to the vaccine.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the Covid-19 vaccines are “safe and effective” and that any side effects following vaccination are “rare but likely to occur.” According to a study published by the CDC, people not vaccinated against Covid-19 are 11 times more likely to die from the disease and 10 times more likely to be hospitalized with the disease.
Marcus Lamb’s son, Jonathan Lamb, described his father’s Covid-19 diagnosis as “a spiritual attack by the enemy” when he hosted the show on November 23. “I have no doubt that this is a spiritual attack from the enemy. Despite the fact that my parents came here to kind of inform everyone about everything that happens during the pandemic, and about some of the ways to treat Covid, there is no doubt that the enemy does not like it, and he does everything in his power to win. down my father, ”Jonathan Lamb said.
Johnny Lamb described the illness as a “roller coaster ride” in the same episode. In November, she asked people to “pray specifically for [Lamb’s] lungs to clear the Covid pneumonia and pray that his oxygen levels stay strong and rise so that we can wean him off the oxygen and then bring him back home. “
The Daystar Television Network said in a statement, “The family asks that their privacy be respected at this time as they mourn this bereavement and they want to express their deep love and gratitude to all those who prayed during the battle for Marcus’s health. … Continue to offer them up in prayer in the days to come. ”
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