OC Deputy DA Kelly Ernby, an ardent anti-vax mandate critic, has died of COVID complications
Kelly Ernby, a 46-year-old former Orange County deputy district attorney, who became a vocal critic of vaccine mandates during the pandemic, died of complications related to the coronavirus on Monday.
Why it matters:
Ernby, who ran for the California state assembly in 2020, joins a long list of anti-vaccine political figures who used the pandemic to raise their profile only to contract the virus and pass away.
According to the Daily Titan, Cal StatFullerton's's student newspaper, Ernby attended a Dec 4 anti-vaccine rally organized by Turning Point USA where she said"There's’s nothing that matters more than our freedoms right no".”
Ernby was expected to run again for the California State Assembly in 2022.
What she said:
During Mark Newgent Live, Ernby said, "We'rere having a crisis in our state and our freedoms are being taken away..., so there are a lot of parents that are upset with mandatory vaccines and they are not being hear."