Anti-masker who organized protests against pandemic restrictions is intubated with Covid

A Texas father who organized local protest against pandemic restrictions and mandates is fighting for his life with covid as doctors tell his family his chances of recovery are ‘slim to none,’ according to his pregnant wife. 

Caleb Wallace, 30, has been unconscious, ventilated and heavily sedated in the ICU at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo since August 8 after first being hospitalized on July 30. 

When he first began experiencing symptoms of the virus just four days before his hospitalization he refused to get tested instead treating himself a cocktail of Vitamin C, zinc, aspirin and ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug that has been falsely touted by some as an effective treatment.  

This month the FDA issued a warning begging Americans to stop taking the anti-parasitic drug intended for livestock as a treatment or covid tweeting: ‘You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.’ 

Caleb was very resistant to turn to professional medical help but ‘every time he would start to cough, it would turn into a coughing attack, and then that would cause him to completely go out of breath,’ his pregnant wife, Jessica Wallace told the San Angelo Standard-Times

Caleb Wallace, 30, is one of the founders of the 'Freedom Defenders' a local San Angelo group fighting against covid restrictions, mask mandates, and vaccines

Caleb Wallace, 30, is one of the founders of the 'Freedom Defenders' a local San Angelo group fighting against covid restrictions, mask mandates, and vaccines

Caleb Wallace, 30, is one of the founders of the ‘Freedom Defenders’ a local San Angelo group fighting against covid restrictions, mask mandates, and vaccines

Wallace has been unconscious, ventilated and heavily sedated in the ICU at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo since August 8

Wallace has been unconscious, ventilated and heavily sedated in the ICU at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo since August 8

Wallace has been unconscious, ventilated and heavily sedated in the ICU at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo since August 8

On Wednesday, his wife Jessica Wallace posted a 'heartbreaking update' of his condition to Facebook writing that doctors have 'run out of options for him and asked if I would consent to a do not resuscitate'

On Wednesday, his wife Jessica Wallace posted a 'heartbreaking update' of his condition to Facebook writing that doctors have 'run out of options for him and asked if I would consent to a do not resuscitate'

On Wednesday, his wife Jessica Wallace posted a ‘heartbreaking update’ of his condition to Facebook writing that doctors have ‘run out of options for him and asked if I would consent to a do not resuscitate’

‘He was so hard-headed. He didn’t want to see a doctor, because he didn’t want to be part of the statistics with COVID tests.’ 

By Saturday, August 21, Caleb will have spent more than 12 days on a ventilator.

Jessica posted a heartbreaking update on Wednesday to her Facebook page: ‘He’s not doing good. It’s not looking in our favor, his lungs are stiff due to the fibrosis. They called and said they’ve run out of options for him and asked if I would consent to a do not resuscitate. And it would be up to us when to stop treatments.’

‘My heart just can’t. I can’t imagine my life without him. I’m sorry if I don’t respond to any calls or texts or messages, I am just broken up.’

Just a few weeks before being hospitalized Caleb helped organize ‘The Freedom Rally’ which was advertised as a protest against ‘government being in control of our lives.’ The father of three- with another on the way next month- is one of the founders of the ‘Freedom Defenders’ a local San Angelo group fighting against ‘COVID-19 tyranny.’ 

The group actively fought covid restrictions for an ‘open Texas’ and opposed masks and vaccines. As one of the founding leaders, alongside Coco Simpson, he gave interviews questioning public health measures and scientific findings and organized rally’s and protest against covid restrictions. 

In an open letter written to San Angelo Independent School District on April 10, Wallace condemned lockdowns and mask mandates. He falsely claimed there is ‘little evidence that masks worked for anyone.’

‘What have been the benefits of lockdowns and masking? I say to you that there is ZERO benefit to this continued practice.’ 

He ended the letter demanding that the school district ‘rescind ALL COVID-related policies immediately!’ 

The Wallace family has called Caleb on FaceTime every night for the past three weeks. Caleb is unable to respond as he has been unconscious for over two weeks now

The Wallace family has called Caleb on FaceTime every night for the past three weeks. Caleb is unable to respond as he has been unconscious for over two weeks now

The Wallace family has called Caleb on FaceTime every night for the past three weeks. Caleb is unable to respond as he has been unconscious for over two weeks now 

By Saturday, August 21, Caleb will have spent more than 12 days on a ventilator

By Saturday, August 21, Caleb will have spent more than 12 days on a ventilator

 By Saturday, August 21, Caleb will have spent more than 12 days on a ventilator

The family is expecting their fourth child, Emsley Jean Wallace, on September 27. Jessica has created a GoFundMe page to raise money for household ad medical bills which she as an expecting stay-at-home can not cover

The family is expecting their fourth child, Emsley Jean Wallace, on September 27. Jessica has created a GoFundMe page to raise money for household ad medical bills which she as an expecting stay-at-home can not cover

The family is expecting their fourth child, Emsley Jean Wallace, on September 27. Jessica has created a GoFundMe page to raise money for household ad medical bills which she as an expecting stay-at-home can not cover

In a promotional video for the group posted to crooksandliars.com in October Caleb explains what the ‘Freedom Defenders’ are standing for: ‘We’re fighting to get people to work. We’re fighting for people to get on their feet. We’re fighting for people to start talking with their neighbors and to have conversations instead of shutting down or looking at their phones all day. Let’s start opening up with each other.’

‘If we don’t start doing something now. We’re gonna lose much more than we bargained for.’ 

Unfortunately, it now looks like Caleb might be what Jessica loses. She described his chances of recovery as ‘slim to none’ without advanced medial care and has created a GoFundMe page to cover household bills and Caleb’s medical bills.

The stay at home is expecting the couple’s fourth child on September 27.  

‘I need help with mortgage, water, electricity and necessities for the girls. Anything helps at the moment. I’m trying to prepare for this month and the next.’

‘With being this far along in pregnancy I can’t get a job and after delivery I’ll need a few weeks to recover.’ 

The family has called Caleb on FaceTime every night for the past three weeks but at this point Caleb is unable to respond to his young girls. 

The girls tell Caleb how their day went, how much they love and miss him, and how badly they want him home. 

‘Keep fighting, daddy,’ the girls told their sick father on Thursday during the video chat, according to the Standard-Times. ‘We miss you.’ 

Texas joined a growing list of states that are seeing record numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a surge that is overwhelming doctors and nurses and afflicting more children.

Intensive care units around the nation are packed with patients extremely ill with covid like Caleb.  

The same day Jessica posted the Facebook update on Caleb’s condition, Texas reported more covid patients in their hospitals than at any other time since the pandemic began, 14,255 and 2,074, respectively, according to US Department of Health and Human Services data. 

Texas has been experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases along with the country as the highly-contagious Delta variant continues to spread

Texas has been experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases along with the country as the highly-contagious Delta variant continues to spread

Texas has been experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases along with the country as the highly-contagious Delta variant continues to spread 

Texas joined a growing list of states reporting record numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a surge that is overwhelming hospitals and afflicting more children

Texas joined a growing list of states reporting record numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a surge that is overwhelming hospitals and afflicting more children

Texas joined a growing list of states reporting record numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a surge that is overwhelming hospitals and afflicting more children

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