Paul Hamill, 46, was a disciple of covid sceptic Ivor Cummins. The father-of-two promoted him with religious zeal. Last month he got covid & was hospitalised; now he's dead. A tragic story of mistrust, misinformation, & money - lots of it for Cummins... belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opini…
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On the day that Paul Hamill died, the man whose undermining of public health advice had profoundly impacted the 46-year-old father-of-two made a typically self-assured post on Twitter. Ivor Cummins...belfasttelegraph.co.uk
I've written about Northern Irish politics for 15 years & inevitably that brings some abuse. But I've never got anything like what's come in the hours since writing about Ivor Cummins. This is just a fraction of it. That makes me more interested in what's going on here, not less.
Two weeks after writing about Ivor Cummins, the unusual level of abuse goes on. This is from an email which also says "there is no pandemic". The anger & feeling of persecution here suggests people who have lost all faith in society & its institutions, & that should be troubling.
10:27 AM · Oct 11, 2021