I think the deaths that are mocked are those of the arrogant, rabid antivaxxers who make a point of spreading dangerous misinformation, perhaps influencing others to make poor choices. Those people are indirectly killing people, so yeah, I'm glad if they are gone.
I don't know anything about the poor guy in your article, but perhaps he is one of those who fell for the misinformation.
(Also personally, I'm not into worshiping sports figures.)
Not care in the slightest he made his choice and had to live with the consequences or not live as the case may be.
Given my friend's elderly parents managed to survive covid (fully vaccinated) and they have multiple other conditions, are unfit, and one is obese. This is the result of not vaccinating.
Well, my way of thinking is that he made his bed, so to speak, HE chose to lie on it and it severs him right.
The biggest pity and shame is the bed and machinery he was attached to could most likely save at been used to SAVE the lives at few others who WERE NOT Anti-vaxxer numb skulls and deserved to be give the assistance of vital medical equipment that wasted trying to keep him alive.
I would say that there are consequences for every action. I would not dance on his grave, but I will shrug and say, "Oh, well." I had no clue he even existed, so I certainly won't mourn.
In other news, my son, DIL, and eight year old grandson have Covid. The adults were vaccinated and wore masks, but the people with whom my DIL works would not. She was exposed twice in less than two weeks. The irony is that she gave her two weeks notice on Friday and has a new job, but it came too late.
They are sick because other people refused to get vaccinated and to wear masks--just like this athlete.
By the way, they are not deathly ill, but they are still sick and confined to home. The grandson just started showing symptoms; hopefully, it will be light case for him and that my four year old granddaughter will not get it.
On the other hand, there might be a few graves I would dance on.
You can clearly see by his comments that he was misinformed and misled, which actually led to his death. If he had gotten the virus from an anti-vaxxer or anti-masker, it would have been better if they had died before infecting him. He is another victim of the anti-vaxxer lies which he believed.
I would rejoice in the fact that an anti-vaxxer or anti-masker died before infecting others, instead of causing them to suffer and die, just as I would rejoice at a shooter being killed before they could kill others.
I don't find reason to celebrate anyone's death. I may have a different mix of feelings depending on the circumstances of their life and cause of death. Those who have been COVID deniers and anti-vaxxers who die of COVID do get a certain degree of distain for their choices and ignorance as well as the misinformation they spread to others.
Nothing changes someone's accomplishment of their life, just as nothing erases their mistakes and misjudgments. The two things are not dependent on each other and they exist side by side each as an independent aspect of the individual. How an individual reacts to the loss of someone like this with notable acheivements alongside a notable error in judgment will likely depend on the importance that individual places on either the achievement and/or the error. If they are a sports fanatic, they are more likely to mourn the loss of a champion. If they are more interested in public health or something and not care much about this sport, then they are more likely to react to circumstance of his death from COVID and his status as an anti-vaxxer.
I am not clicking on that link.
That is ADVERTISER revenue for that Russian propaganda site that feeds off of toxic influencers.
In the grand scheme of things, no one will remember those celebrities who died from this pandemic.
There will be several more pandemics beyond this one.
History students do not care about the fatalities of the 1920's pandemic for the same reason.
I have not celebrated their deaths, but I have had great enjoyment at reading their obituaries. There was very little in this article except praise for his athletic accomplishments (accolades he deserves). While he had a long and illustrious career, his obit show few other accomplishments.
Declaration: I am unvaxed. I never feared Covid. My doctor warned me it would kill me because I've had a cardiac arrest. But when one has died, one usually no longer fears death. I don't.
My reason against the vax was that I did not want to be a guinea pig for a trial. I decided that I'd wait about 3 years to see what happened. By VAERS reporting I made a sensible choice.
I had a very clever doctor friend who advised me about alternative treatments should I get Covid. In the past year I have lost 30 lbs and have been doing all I can to improve my immune system. I went onto advised supplements.
In mid December last I twice got a rash when I'd spent some time with vaccinated people. So I increased my supplements. I had Christmas with both vaxed and unvaxed. One of the party soon afterwards likely picked up Covid. She went to a New Years Eve party, 15 people all got Omicron at that party. I visited her several times inside both our homes. Not outside as the temp fell to -36C and froze drains and pipes. By the 4th January she came down with Covid and spent about 10 days in bed having a nasty session. On the 8th I immediately contacted my doctor when I realised I was getting sick and I was advised to do 3 days of Ivermectin (I only had the horse stuff in my possession). That stuff is incredible. Basically as long as taken right at the beginning it works like a dream. I also went onto 8 supplements twice a day and today was my last day of them. Sure, Covid was not fun I spent about 10 days feeing faint at times, unsteady, headache and just not well. Apparently I got deathly pale but I never got lung issues. My friend got hospital confirmation that she had it so I know I did.
The thing is governments and doctors have been failing to tell people how to prepare and help themselves. Saying Ivermectic was bad for one was just a ploy by Big Pharma to sell vaccines. It had cured SARS-2 . It had received a nobel prize as a human medical drug. I don't like all the lies told about Covid and Vaccines. CDC has published that my immunity is now equal to a fully vaxed person. But vaccines wear off, my immunity will last far longer.
Covid never was more than a very nasty flu. People died of flu. 1% of unvaxed people could easily have died of Covid but I suspect that over 1% of vaxed will still die of Covid or the vaccine.
No doubt all of you believe the story given by government about 9/11. I used to build high office towers. I doubt planes ever hit them as the films showing planes came out a day later. There is no way an aircraft could cause so much damage. The wings in all cases would have never entered the buildings including the pentagon. Those three buildings had loads of incredibly strong columns. You have all seen them collapsing. The only way buildings like that collapse like that is by controlled demolition. Those 3 buildings came down by very carefully synchronised explosives. Any high rise architect or engineer will confirm that. But really, Building #7 was never "hit" yet also came down by controlled demolition. Someone murdered 3000 people in order to attack Afghanistan. The USA Government told absolute lies about 9/11. Do you really believe that they are telling you the truth about Covid? Governments love lying.
It really bugs me when people entertain a source that has little credibility in the world of reliable news sources. So easy to ignore where the info came from. Murdock began with the Enquire. Now see where he is when sources do not matter. Pox Spews as a source? Pahleeeeze.
He was an attractive young man all those years ago, and obviously a great athlete.
It is kind of one of those things that male gymnasts to not usually get nearly the fame that the women do.
I really had not heard of him.
If he thought being fit decades ago would protect him it didn't.
Having a honey decades younger didn't help him either.
I did not vote and I supposed his god was not with him. Maybe his god needed another angel. Believe it or not the book of Revelation has a section where John is told not to bow down before a being because he "was once a man like you." It made no sense really, and yes, I am being sarcastic.
As an Independent (leaning Democrat), at first I could not believe that yet another issue (Covid-Masks-Vax) had been carved into two camps: The semi-sane v. the totally whacked. But, as I realized that this was hitting the "red" counties harder because of the stupidity factor, AND that those who got vaccinated were mainly in the blue counties, I thought: why are we trying to coerce these nitwits to get the shot? Let them test their belief system and die. Thereby reducing both the viral AND the stupidity levels . . . Simultaneously.