An Alabama couple who trashed vaccines on their YouTube channel died from COVID-19 within 3 weeks of each other

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A screenshot of a Dusty and Tristan Graham traveling in their car.
Dusty and Tristan Graham of the "Alabama Pickers" YouTube channel. Vaxx Mann YouTube Channel
  • An Alabama couple who opposed COVID-19 vaccines on YouTube died from the disease, AL.com reported.

  • In a video, Dusty and Tristan Graham said the vaccine was "technically not" a vaccine.

  • The couple's channel had 10,000 subscribers before it was removed from YouTube, Social Blade said.

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An Alabama couple who posted videos opposing COVID-19 vaccines on their YouTube channel, "Alabama Pickers," died from the disease three weeks apart, AL.com reported.

Dusty and Tristan Graham, of Huntsville, Alabama, ran a YouTube page together where they would post videos showing them travel around the state to find vintage items, the report said. They would then sell the items on eBay under the name bama4348.

The couple's YouTube channel appears to have been taken down, but one of their last videos was reposted to the channel "Vaxx Mann." The channel belongs to the website sorryantivaxxer.com, a site dedicated to sharing social-media posts from people who publicly opposed the COVID vaccine and subsequently died from the disease.

"I've got my own passport. It's called the Bill of Rights," Dusty Graham said in the video.

In the video, Dusty Graham said the COVID-19 vaccine was "technically not" a vaccine and called it an "immunity therapy."

"I don't know guys. Here's the deal: It's been a year. I haven't had it yet," Dusty Graham said, before the couple listed a series of other illnesses they'd recovered from. They mentioned that Tristan Graham was a survivor of childhood bone cancer.

The couple's channel had about 10,600 subscribers before it was removed, Social Blade said.

Tristan Graham died on August 25 in her sleep, AL.com reported. Last week, the couple's daughter, Windsor, wrote in a since deleted Facebook post that her father was being moved to a ventilator.

"I want to thank everybody that reached out to check on my brother and I," she wrote, as quoted by AL.com. "For now, it's just waiting and praying his body relaxes."

Dusty Graham died on Thursday, a GoFundMe page set up to help the couple said.

Dusty Graham started the GoFundMe page from the intensive care unit two days after his wife's death, AL.com reported. The page has raised about $23,000 to help the couple's two children cover medical and funeral costs.

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