Updated: Jan 21, 2022
According to this article Dr. Vanek died from COVID on October 12, 2021 after an eight week battle in the hospital. Dr. Vanek was a respected Orthopedic Surgeon in Merced county California. He had his own clinic in Atwater called Advanced Orthopedics. However, he was an anti-vaxxer, which is concerning not just because of the influence he had on his own patients, staff, and social media followers, but also because the City of Atwater made him the medical advisor for their pandemic response. That's like the fox guarding the hen house (I think I got that old analogy right).
So how much of an anti-vaxxer was Dr. Vanek?
This one has to be a joke...
Maybe all of his posts are jokes?
Never mind. He's serious.
Sharing false info on vaccines...
Of course, he's anti-Fauci...
Tucker and that guy who falsely claims he invented mRNA vaccines:
The debunked conspiracy theory:
Dr. Vanek's own thoughts on the matter: losing 50,000,000 people is ok with him, apparently. Also, they didn't have a vaccine available during the pandemic back in 1918:
How did Ed Vanek get licensed to practice medicine?
Another false post (debunked):
He sucks at math.
Anyway, this happened. (Even this eulogy calls him out for being politically opinionated.)