Anti-vaxxer who boasted of being a 'plague spreader' dies from Covid-19
Maurizio Buratti said he was 'defending the constitution' by ignoring public health advice
A prominent Italian anti-vaxxer who had boasted of being a “plague spreader” after walking around a supermarket without a mask has died from Covid-19.
Maurizio Buratti (61), who was known to his fans as Mauro from Mantua after his regular phone-ins to a popular radio show, said he was “defending the constitution” by ignoring public health advice, even though he felt ill and had a temperature of 38 degrees, just days before he was hospitalised.
Buratti, who worked as a mechanic, had been in intensive care for 22 days before his death on Monday when he was no longer responding to treatment.
The conspiracy theorist was a regular caller to the La Zanzara radio station for ten years, initially railing against big Pharma and the “Jewish lobby”.
He eventually lost his job as a mechanic but continued his rants on Covid and was given a regular slot on the radio to share his wild theories.
He was often seen at anti-Covid and ant-Green Pass protests in Italy, and remained anti-vaxx until the end as he repeatedly denied the existence of Covid.