Debate over the safety of the COVID-19 injections continues to rage in the public sphere. But according to one injected bodybuilder, those who refused the COVID-19 shots were right all along. Popular bodybuilder and author Doug Brignole last year issued a challenge to the “unvaccinated,” whom he deemed “misled,” saying that his death would be a litmus test for the safety of the shots.

“I have enough confidence in the vaccine, based on my research, to get it done,” Brignole posted to Facebook in April 2021. “Those of you who think the vaccine kills people can use me as a test. If I die, you were right. If I don’t die, and have no ill effects, you were wrong, and should admit it (at least to yourselves). Better yet, you should admit that you were misled, and tell the world who misled you, so other people can benefit by avoiding those fearmongers.” 

Doug Brignole being vaccinated for Covid in 2021.

Last week, the “unvaccinated” were vindicated when Brignole died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 63. Brignole was in good health and preparing to guest pose at the AAU Mr. Universe in Las Vegas on October 22. Unverified reports allege that the death was caused by a heart attack.

The bodybuilding icon reportedly received two Moderna shots in 2020.

“I’m vaccinated ! Well, the first of two,” he wrote proudly in a Facebook post. “Let’s get this done so we can get back to traveling, going to concerts, and having fun. My vaccine was yesterday, and I had no problem with it. My deltoid was a bit sore, but otherwise fine. We’re all in this together, so let’s do our share to beat it.”

Brignole is not the only combatant to die suddenly after throwing down the gauntlet with the “unvaccinated”. 

34-year-old John Ross, known for his hostile rants against those who refused to get the COVID-19 injections, died unexpectedly last week.  

“Fuck your memes and your feelings,” he wrote in a Facebook post last year. “Just get the damn vaccine and wear a mask. I dont know when people stopped believing in science but IT IS GOD DAMN SCIENCE. You all had to have vaccines to enter school. Stop being paranoid sheep about your own health and that of others. You don’t like it then block me. The amount of mass stupidity about how viral bodies work is laughable. Its men and women with families in labs fighting for the ability for others to go home and see thier [sic] own families. The vaccine is not meant to prevent you from getting the virus. Its meant to keep you from dying a horrific death from the virus. That is why people with pre-existing conditions die from it when vaccinated. This concept is up there with the world being flat, the moon landing was fake, Walt Disney is frozen in ice, the earth is hollow, and people that don’t believe in fucking climate change. I said my peace [sic] and those who know me know I’ve never had a problem doing so. If I have to stare at 10x as many posts that dispute this then I stand by the researchers, scientists, and experts that have devoted thier [sic] lives to these fields NOT the keyboard cowboys who have no expertise in a field they are leading you on with. Delete me if you have an issue with this.”  

On October 7, 2022, the day after he flew to Pennsylvania, John died of a sudden heart attack. According to his uncle, Robert Bonner, the coroner said John had 95% blockage in one artery alone.  

“He will live on as one of the most polite, sensitive and beautiful persons you ever met, taken from this world way too soon,” says John’s obituary. 

In August 2021, 50-year-old Jim Wareing recommended everyone abandon the “unvaccinated”.  

“Pro tip: I have a unique insider view to whats happening locally,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “No matter your age or health or vaccine status  mask up, stop sharing indoor air with others, and if you have for any reason chosen to remain in the group that is unvaccinated:get out of that group as fast as possible.   The great part about science is that it’s true whether you believe it or not.   Please don’t let your club allegiance prevent you from staying alive.   The virus infecting you now is a totally different thing than a few months ago   A much more infectious and deadly thing.”  

On October 2, 2022, Jim died unexpectedly during one of his visits to Martha’s Vineyard where he liked to participate in the fishing Derby. He was found sitting lifeless in his Suburban a half hour after chatting with friends.   

No cause of death has been disclosed. 

According to an article written about Jim in Martha’s Vineyard’s local newspaper, the MV Times, a lone chair has been placed where Jim’s Suburban was.