A conspiracy theorist doctor has died just days after claiming he was poisoned.
Dr Rashid Buttar has died in what are said to be mysterious circumstances after insisting during a controversial interview about his misinformation about the Covid pandemic that he had been poisoned with 200 times “what was in the vaccine”.
The British-born doctor, who was part of a group dubbed the ‘disinformation dozen’, died suddenly on Saturday May 20 at the age of 57. Reports say that he was an anti-vaxxer who had become a cult figure among opponents. to the vaccine during the pandemic.
He had previously alleged on a CNN show that challenged his conspiracy theories that the covid pandemic was “planned” and “politically motivated.”
His theories were so well known that the Center for Countering Digital Hate named him one of the top 12 people responsible for producing about 65% of all anti-vaccine content between 2020 and 2023, including the claim that “everyone who has received the vaccine would be dead by 2025.”
He died days after claiming he had been given a “poison” containing “200 times what was in the vaccine.” the daily star reports that the cause of death has not been made public, nor the reason why he recently spent time in intensive care.
Talking to Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson on her internet channel lauralynn.tv Earlier this month, Dr Buttar said: “I went through a very difficult personal health challenge a few months ago. I had been poisoned with 200 times the amount of the vaccines.
“I have publicly said that they would have to shoot me in the head with lead, that is, a bullet, because I am never going to get the vaccine. So I think I was poisoned, and it was right after that interview with CNN.”
The CNN interview he refers to took place in 2022, in which he made even bolder claims about the pandemic.
He compared the American medical expert Antonio Fauci to Adolf Hitler, saying that “no one has died from the virus.”
He ranted: “We see thousands of people dying. The Delta variant (of Covid) is any vaccine lesion.
“I don’t want to be a part of this massive genocide that I see happening.”
At this point, the interviewer griffin drawing he called Butter “crazy”. Even before the pandemic, he had been chastised by local US medical boards for his treatment of autism and cancer patients That had included injecting one of the latter with hydrogen peroxide, a bleaching agent normally used as an antiseptic.