A 54-year-old Texas man who thought COVID-19 vaccines were “poisonous” died from the virus last month and was buried by his wife and three children on Father’s Day.
Texas man who called vaccines ‘poison’ dies from COVID-19
Now, Alan Scott Lanoix’s sister is sharing the story of her brother’s death to “save a life,” encouraging others to get vaccinated.
“It’s hard to believe that one decision can change your whole life,” Lanoix’s sister, Lisa Adler, told CBS affiliate New Orleans . “The children had to bury their father on Father’s Day. He thought the vaccine was poison and was afraid to get it and there are a lot of people who have that same feeling.
“I was afraid to get it myself, but you have to worry about the consequences,” she added. “He was a great person and I urge anyone who is on the fence about getting the vaccine to do so in my brother’s memory.”
Adler, who lives in Chalmette, LA, said she last spoke to her brother in May, when he called her to tell her happy birthday. She also reported that he had been exposed to COVID at work. Lanoix, who grew up in Louisiana, had moved her family to Katy, Texas, after Hurricane Katrina.
“I kept telling him, ‘You’ll have immunity now and everything will be fine.’ He told me that whatever happened to his life, he was happy with his life and loved his family,” Adler said.
Lanoix spent 17 days on a ventilator before his death.