Who was Linda Zuern? Trump fan and QAnon follower who was against vaccines dies from Covid-19
Donald Trump's fan Linda Zuern was known for spreading misinformation against Covid-19 vaccines and face masks along with sharing QAnon messages
An ardent fan of former president Donald Trump has died due to complications after contracting coronavirus. Linda Zuern, reportedly known for spreading misinformation against vaccines and face masks along with sharing QAnon messages, died on Friday, July 16.
Zuern was reportedly on a ventilator since June after slipping into a coma. She was receiving treatment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her friends said that in 2020, Zuern visited her mother in South Dakota after her father died. While returning to Bourne, she and her mother got infected with Covid-19, but her mother survived the disease. Her friends also added that Zuern had not taken the vaccine shots, The Cape Cod Times reported.
Who was Linda Zuern?
As per reports, Zuern was one of the first members of the pro-Trump group, the United Cape Patriots. She was also formerly associated with Bourne, Massachusetts Board of Selectmen. The conservative activist was against Covid-19 vaccines, face masks and she also did not believe in climate change. She had also disregarded the victory of President Joe Biden.
On the day when Biden was inaugurated, Zuern reportedly wrote on Facebook, “What a sad day for our country, when someone takes office by cheating! Biden is nobody's President, since his election was fraudulent.” Trump had repeatedly claimed that the 2020 presidential election was "rigged", though he and his aides failed to prove it. His campaign also filed lawsuits against the election result, but due to the lack of any evidence, they have been thrown out of the court in multiple states.
But Zuern believed every word of the Republican leader and insisted on them time and again. The Oklahoma native, who also served as the president of the Chapter 9 Massachusetts Republican Assembly and was the vice president of the Bourne Republican Town Committee, had promoted hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for coronavirus, encouraging Trump’s claim.
The Cape Cod Times reported that during a Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates meeting in December, Zuern mentioned a report using hydroxychloroquine as a treatment of the coronavirus. She also questioned why doctors are not using it to treat patients. “That's just a concern of mine that politics has gotten into the way of really helping people who are sick,” she had said.
Besides, Zuern used to share articles on social media that claimed Covid-19 to be a man-made virus and that a group of elites was using it to push an agenda called “UN Agenda 2030”. According to a right-wing conspiracy theory, the plan is to make a one-world government in the coming future. Zuern had also publicly declared herself as a QAnon follower and shared their creed of "WWG1WGA" (Where We Go One, We Go All).
Deborah Dugan, the Republican State Committeewoman who was near Zuern when she died, said: “She was a strong woman who believed in speaking the truth and defending our freedoms in America. I would describe her to people as a little woman but a mighty warrior.”