Originally posted August 13, 2021
According to this story, "Aroostook County GOP treasurer, anti-masker and #antivaxxer Cindy Johansen, wife of state Rep. Chris Johansen, has lost her battle with COVID and died this morning, according to posts on her husband’s Facebook page.”
There aren't any pictures of Cindy we could find. The one above is her profile picture on her Facebook page.
Chris Johansen, a Maine State Representative, is a well documented Anti-vaxxer and Anti-masker. He is also very sick with COVID and fighting for his life in the hospital.
We DO CARE if you've had your vaccine. We actually wanted you to live.
Aug 13, 2022 Update:
It's been one year since the original post on Cindy. Unlike his wife, Chris is still around.
How has life changed for Chris Johansen after losing his wife?
Well, last November, he resigned. According to this article, in his resignation letter he said that "his wife's dedication to the family farm allowed him to serve in the Legislature and that he no longer has the time to manage both duties." The article goes on to say "the decision was difficult because of the ongoing fight against what he described as the expansion of state power during the pandemic."
When I first saw this post I thought he'd actually gotten his Covid vaccine! I was wrong.
His views on Covid haven't changed and he's been posting a lot on Facebook:
There's this gem:
This original story only had 17 comments so you can really tell how readership has grown in the past year.
New stories have been difficult to find so in between sleuthing sessions we'll be updating some of our older stories. Maybe we'll find some redemption cases! Fingers crossed.
Be well and have a great weekend.