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What All These Stories of Vaccine Denial Deaths do to our Sense of Empathy

Stewing in schadenfreude often exacerbates anger

After Alexis Haug got the last raspy-voiced call from her unvaccinated, COVID-stricken 51-year-old father, after he was intubated, after she had driven eight hours, alone, to Jasper, Ala., to say her final goodbye to him in the hospital, after she had him cremated and split his ashes with her stepmother and three distraught sisters — that was when she found out what people were saying about him on the Internet.

“Anti-vax — STUPID hill to die on. He died for nothing,” wrote one commenter.

“They get what they deserve,” wrote another.

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