Popular Conservative Writer, Bre Payton, Dies From Flu
A writer for the Federalist who made several appearances as a guest on Fox News died. Bre Payton was 26 years old and in the prime of her career. Her friend, Morgan Murtaugh, found Payton in a state of unconsciousness on Thursday. At the hospital where Payton was treated, health officials said that her death was a result of H1N1 flu and meningitis.
Thank you everyone for your prayers. It is with a heavy heart that I type this. Unfortunately Bre has passed. Please send prayers to her family. Rest in paradise you beautiful soul. https://t.co/pMFCZNaqKl
— Morgan Murtaugh (@morganmurtaugh) December 28, 2018
Meghan McCain said she is “gutted and horrified” by the news of Payton’s passing.
Ben and I are absolutely gutted and horrified by this news. Our prayers for @Bre_payton and her family. We are less without her – in every possible way. A wonderful, fearless, vibrant, intelligent young woman. Sending prayers to all of her family and friends during this darkness. https://t.co/K5nfRiB7gy
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 28, 2018
Some on social media celebrated Payton’s passing, claiming she’d made a previous anti-vaccine Tweet.
Maybe she will reconsider her position which puts herself, and millions of others at risk. Probably not. pic.twitter.com/TKH1ePGjAM
— Andrew James (@MaxPuckerFactor) December 28, 2018
In 2009, the WHO declared H1N1 flu as a pandemic under the more popular name, swine flu.
Author: Jim Satney
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