Son blames covid skeptics for his father’s lonely death

‘THIS DISEASE IS REAL — WEAR A MASK’

SON’S CUTTING OBIT.

A son’s brutally honest obituary for a Kansas veterinarian blamed covid deniers for contributing to the spread of the virus that killed his father.

“People from my hometown talk about how this disease isn’t real, isn’t that bad, masks don’t work, and so forth,” Courtney Farr wrote.

“And because of those attitudes my father’s death was so much harder on him, his family and his caregivers than it should have been.”

Marvin Farr, 81, died in isolation at a nursing home in Scott City, Kansas, with no family and no friends allowed in the room.

“He was preceded in death by more than 260,000 Americans infected with covid-19,” the son wrote in the obituary. “He died in a room not his own, being cared for by people dressed in confusing and frightening ways. His final days were harder, scarier and lonelier than necessary.”

The son said he wrote the scathing obituary after listening to people in his rural town downplay the severity of the global pandemic that has so far claimed more than 1.5 million lives worldwide.

“As a young man,” the son wrote of his father, “he debated between studying mortuary or veterinary science. He chose life over death.”

But now death, in the form of a cruel virus, has claimed Marvin Farr.

Full obit HERE


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5 thoughts on “Son blames covid skeptics for his father’s lonely death

  1. My condolences to Farr family in your time of loss. Praying. Mask are important it’s how we protect each other. My whole family wears masks everyday from 0-80 years of age! Blessings…..😭🙏🏻

  2. What’s terrifying about this pandemic is that it thrives on the backs of the deniers. Including those refusing to follow health guidelines for whatever personal reason. And now with a vaccine in sight, these people and how many others will refuse to get it? This, keeping the virus alive and spreading, causing many more needless deaths before possible eradication.

    The tragedy is that non-believers do infect and take lives. They of course not alone, but by adding to the masses of non-believers with the spread of their propaganda perhaps more so than others. Maybe Marvin was one of them, dying lonely and needlessly because somebody was more concerned about their personal rights, than the right’s of the people living in their community. Vaccine or not, I think this is far from over!

  3. Thank you. Yes, whether it’s totally effective or not, wearing a face mask is not too much to ask to save lives.

  4. Absolutely right, Wayne. Personal comfort and vanity come dead last when to comes to beating this damn disease.

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