A man in a community in central Texas who led an effort to oppose wearing masks and other precautions during a coronavirus pandemic died of COVID-19 a month after being admitted to the emergency room.
Caleb Wallace died on Saturday, his wife Jessica Wallace said on the GoFundMe page where she was posting the latest information about his condition, San Angelo Standard Times reported on Saturday. He was 30 years old and was the father of three children. His wife is pregnant with a fourth child.
“Caleb has been passed down peacefully. He lives forever in our hearts and spirits,” writes Jessica Wallace.
On July 4, 2020, Caleb Wallace helped host the “Freedom Rally” in San Angelo. People at the event had signs of criticizing mask wear, business closures, the science behind COVID-19, and the liberal media. He also organized the group “San Angelo Freedom Defender”.
“I’m not really happy with the current situation in the United States,” Wallace said in July 2020.
In April, he wrote to the San Angelo School District requesting that the COVID-19 protocol be withdrawn altogether.
Jessica Wallace told the newspaper that her husband began to experience symptoms of COVID-19 on July 26, but refused to be tested or go to the hospital. He took high doses of vitamin C, zinc aspirin, and ivermectin instead. This is an antiparasitic drug and authorities are urging people not to take COVID-19.
Caleb Wallace was taken to the emergency room on July 30, and since August 8, he has been unconsciously ventilated.
Jessica Wallace posted on her family’s GoFundMe page the day before her death that her husband “was an imperfect man, but loved his family and little girl more than anything else.”
“I’m sorry that his views and opinions hurt you to those who wished for his death. I pray that he will come out with a new perspective and more appreciation for life. I can. So I can’t say more. Don’t talk for him, “she said.