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Did Hank Aaron Get Covid Vaccine



Health Expert Calls Vaccine Conspiracy Theories Surrounding Hank Aarons Death Ridiculous

Dave Huddleston, WSB-TV

ATLANTA — Dr. Louis Sullivan is speaking out against conspiracy theories surrounding Hank Aaron’s death.

Sullivan is working to put the rumors to rest and letting people know that Aaron’s death had nothing to do with the COVID-19 vaccine.

“It is safe, and it’s effective,” Sullivan said

It is as simple as that, according to Sullivan. The 87-year-old and his wife got their first doses of the vaccine early this month.

“We were there, both to get the vaccine ourselves, and to demonstrate to the public that this is a vaccine that they should take, because this pandemic is the worst public health challenge we have faced as a country in 100 years,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan is a long-time minority health advocate and served as the nation’s Health and Human Services Secretary under President George H. W. Bush.

Sullivan is also the founding dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine, so he knows how to follow the science to make good decisions regarding health.

“So, we want to be sure that there’s no confusion. No hesitancy, no lack of trust in the quality of the vaccine,” Sullivan said.

When Sullivan and his wife got their vaccines, they were in good company with fellow community and civil rights leaders Ambassador Andrew Young and Xernona Clayton.

“Hank and Billye Aaron were there,” Sullivan recalled.

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Aubrey Huff Ties Vaccine To Hank Aaron Marvin Hagler Deaths No Evidence Politifact Says

A social media post by former Major League Baseball player Aubrey Huff appears to blame the deaths of two sports legends on the coronavirus vaccine.

Huff, who has made several social media posts questioning vaccines, made his claim the day after Hagler’s death. His March 14 Instagram post read:

“Hammering Hank Aaron…now Marvelous Marvin Hagler two legends dead after taking the #covid19 vaccine.”

The widely shared post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed.

There’s no evidence that either man’s death was related to COVID-19 vaccines.

Health Professionals Hope Hank Aaron’s Death Won’t Deter People From Getting Vaccinated

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About two weeks before his death on Friday at 86 years old,baseball legendHank Aaron was among a group of civil rights icons to received a COVID-19 vaccine in Atlanta. In the immediate aftermath, health experts hope that the loss of the Home Run King doesn’t deter people from getting vaccinated.

Aaron received his first dose of the Moderna vaccine on January 5 during a widely publicized event. Besides Aaron, civil rights activists Andrew Young, Xernona Clayton, Joy Beasley, and others also received the vaccine. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms also attended the event.

At the time, Aaron spoke about wanting to reassure people and do his part to slow the virus’s spread. “When you see Andy Young, myself and some of the other civil rights leaders, it makes you feel good. For so long, they have opened themselves to do things to help so many other people,” the Hall of Famer told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. “If I can do something to help prolong someone’s career, that’s what I want to do.”

Following Aaron’s death, a number of conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers shared the Braves legend’s death as a warning about the perceived dangers of the COVID vaccine. Children’s Health Defense, an organization that has shared other anti-vax propaganda, highlighted Aaron’s vaccination and indicated that a cause of death was not shared.

Some people on Twitter appeared to blame the vaccine for Aaron’s death.

— Blackmentalhealth January 22, 2021

Death Of Hall Of Famer Hank Aaron Had Nothing To Do With Covid Vaccine Report Says

Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron waits to receive his COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. AP

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National Baseball Hall of FamerHank Aaron died on Friday, some 17 days after receiving the coronavirus vaccine. But WXIA in Atlanta reports the COVID vaccine had nothing to do with Aaron’s death, which “appears to be natural, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office.”

Aaron died in his sleep at the age of 86.

The last time Aaron tweeted was on Jan. 5, when he received the coronavirus vaccine. At the time, Aaron said getting vaccinated “makes me feel wonderful. I don’t have any qualms about it at all, you know. I feel quite proud of myself for doing something like this. … It’s just a small thing that can help zillions of people in this country.”

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Aaron hit 755 career home runs over 23 major-league seasons. A Braves legend, Aaron was an ambassador of the game. He was inducted into the Hall in 1982. He was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2010.

Aaron was the 10th Hall of Famer to pass away in the last 10 months, joining Bob Gibson, Tom SeaverWhitey Ford, Lou Brock, Phil Niekro, Al Kaline, Joe MorganTommy Lasorda and Don Sutton.

Baseball Hall Of Famer Died Of Natural Causes Two Weeks After Receiving First Dose

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Scientists and medical professionals have refuted an anti-vaxxer conspiracy theory regarding the death of baseball legend Hank Aaron.

Mr Aaron publicly announced on social media that he had received the Covid-19 vaccine on 5 January, to encourage fellow Black Americans to get vaccinated when it was their time.

On Friday, 22 January the baseball Hall of Famer passed away in his sleep, aged 86.

Conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers seized on the news, claiming that Mr Aaron’s death was suspicious given its proximity to his receiving the vaccine.

The medical examiner’s office for Fulton County, Georgia, where Mr Aaron lived, confirmed on Monday that he died of natural causes and not from his first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.

The Mlb Legend Received The First Of Two Doses Of The Moderna Vaccine On Tuesday

Hall of Famer Hank Aaron was vaccinated against the coronavirus at the Morehouse School of Medicine health clinic in Atlanta on Tuesday. Aaron, 86, hopes that his willingness to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will inspire Black Americans to do the same, he told The Associated Press

“I don’t have any qualms about it at all, you know,” Aaron said. “I feel quite proud of myself for doing something like this. … It’s just a small thing that can help zillions of people in this country.”

I was proud to get the COVID-19 vaccine earlier today at Morehouse School of Medicine. I hope you do the same! https://t.co/RAlkmkCRra

Wife Of Nba Star Bradley Beal Bizarrely Insinuates Hank Aaron Died Due To Covid

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Kamiah Adams-Beal, the wife of Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, has found herself in some hot water after she said she believes that baseball legend Hank Aaron die due to the fact that he received the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month.

Here are Kamiah’s most recent Instagram posts where she implies the Covid vaccine killed Aaron.

Kamiah doubled down on her stance on Twitter.

Yalllll go right ahead and play around with that vaccine if you want to.

— Kamiah Adams-Beal January 23, 2021

Fans immediately blasted her over the Hank Aaron conspiracy theory.

Brad should’ve stopped this tweet like he did the buss it challenge https://t.co/M4eUV88cfT

Claim Blaming Covid Vaccine For Hank Aaron Marvin Hagler Deaths Lacks Evidence

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  • The cause of Aaron’s death was ruled natural and not linked to the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • It is not yet known whether Hagler received a COVID-19 vaccine or what caused his death.

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A social media post by former Major League Baseball player Aubrey Huff appears to blame the deaths of two sports legends on the coronavirus vaccine.

Huff, who has made several social media posts questioning vaccines, made his claim the day after Hagler’s death. His March 14 Instagram post read:

“Hammering Hank Aaron…now Marvelous Marvin Hagler two legends dead after taking the #covid19 vaccine.”

The widely shared post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed.

There’s no evidence that either man’s death was related to COVID-19 vaccines.

Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974, and his 755 home runs ranks second behind the 762 hit by Barry Bonds, who broke Aaron’s record in 2007. 

Aaron died at age 86 on Jan. 22, 17 days after he chose to receive the COVID-19 vaccination publicly in hope that other Black people would get the shot. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said Aaron’s death was not linked to the vaccine. 

We rated as False a claim that said otherwise.

Hagler, who legally changed his name to Marvelous Marvin Hagler to include his nickname, was a middleweight champion in the 1980s and is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. 

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Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Civil Rights Leaders Get Vaccinated In Georgia

ATLANTA — Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, former U.N. Ambassador and civil rights leader Andrew Young and former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan got vaccinated against COVID-19 in Georgia on Tuesday, hoping to send a message to Black Americans that the shots are safe.

Getting vaccinated “makes me feel wonderful,” Aaron told The Associated Press. “I don’t have any qualms about it at all, you know. I feel quite proud of myself for doing something like this. … It’s just a small thing that can help zillions of people in this country.”

Rolling up their sleeves to take the first of two doses, these octogenarians, their spouses and several other civil rights leaders who received the shots in a brand-new health clinic at the Morehouse School of Medicine acknowledged the legacy of mistrust that many African Americans have toward medical research, stemming from the infamous Tuskegee experiment in which U.S. health workers left syphilis untreated in Black men without their consent, making them suffer needlessly.

“I’ve been taking vaccines now for 88 years and I haven’t been sick,” Young said. “The truth of it is, Black folk have been living by shots, and just because they did something crazy and murderous and evil back in 1931, we’re still thinking about that. We’ve got to get over that.”

Home Run Hero Hank Aaron Died In His Sleep 17 Days After Receiving Covid

Baseball legend Hank Aaron died on Friday, Jan. 22, at the age of 86. Aaron, who overtook Babe Ruth’s home run title of 714 in 1987, held the crown until Barry Bonds eclipsed him in 2007. Aaron rests at number two on the Career Home Run Leaders list. 

According to CNN, the Atlanta Braves said Aaron passed away in his sleep.

On Jan. 5, Aaron received Moderna’s vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. According to Associated Press, Aaron hoped “to send a message to Black Americans that the shots are safe.”

Aaron’s family has stated that his death was not related to the vaccine.

Aaron was quoted as saying getting vaccinated “makes me feel wonderful” and: “I don’t have any qualms about it at all, you know. I feel quite proud of myself for doing something like this… It’s just a small thing that can help zillions of people in this country.”

The Miller girls pay their respect to Hank Aaron the baseball player and beloved community member on January 23, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. Hank played for the Atlanta Braves and was known as the Home-Run King.

In December, VOX reported on the launch of a global campaign to harness “influencers” to drive public demand to get vaccinated after multiple polls indicated only 40 percent of people were willing to take the jab as soon as possible. 

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Braves Legend Hank Aaron Civil Rights Activist Andrew Young Get Covid

ATLANTA — Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, former U.N. Ambassador and other civil rights leaders have gotten vaccinated against COVID-19.

They rolled up their sleeves on Tuesday at the Morehouse School of Medicine, where they hope to send a message to Black Americans in particular that the shots are safe.

The medical school was founded by former Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan, who also got his coronavirus shot Tuesday. 

An outsize percentage of polled Black Americans said they were hesitant about getting the vaccine. But Young says they shouldn’t worry — he says he’s been taking vaccines now for 88 years and hasn’t been sick. 

“As far back as I can remember I have taken vaccines – before I went to elementary school; before college and for my travels across 141 out of 195 countries. Vaccines have kept me safe for 88 years,” said Ambassador Young, who is also a former congressman and mayor of Atlanta. “After my time with the United Nations, I traveled all over Africa encouraging people to take the polio vaccine.  I’ve always been involved in the proliferation of vaccinations and preventive medicine and, by God’s grace, I’ve have never had a negative reaction.”  

Aaron and his wife, Billye Suber Aaron contributed $3 million to the Morehouse School of Medicine in 2015 to support the construction of new campus pavilion.

Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Got Virus Vaccine Earlier In January

Editor’s note: The original version of this story misquoted Hank Aaron stating, “But people need to realize that this coronavirus vaccine is endorsed by the community’s own experts and heroes, will do more harm than good, they said.”

— Baseball legend Hank Aaron, former UN Ambassador Andrew Young and former Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan got vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Morehouse School of Medicine on Tuesday January 5th, hoping to send a message to Black Americans that the shots are safe.

Rolling up their sleeves to take the first of two doses of the Moderna vaccine, these and other civil rights leaders visiting a brand-new Morehouse health clinic acknowledged the legacy of mistrust many Black people have toward medical research, stemming from the infamous Tuskegee experiment that left Black men to suffer needlessly.But people need to realize that this coronavirus vaccine is endorsed by the community’s own experts and heroes, won’t more harm than good, they said.

“Makes me feel wonderful. I don’t have any qualms about it at all, you know. I feel quite proud of myself for doing something like this, you know. It’s just a small thing that can help zillions of people in this country,” told The AP after receiving his vaccination.

Aaron Hit 755 Career Home Runs Holding The Record For 33 Years

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Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron has died.

WSB-TV in Atlanta reports that the one-time home run king died on Friday morning, according to his daughter.

Aaron, who was inducted into the hall of fame in 1982, played 23 MLB seasons, from 1954 to 1976.

In that time, he hit 755 home runs, a record he held for 33 years until it was broken by Barry Bonds.

The 25-time All-Star was also a three-time Gold Glove winner and won one World Series in 1957 with the Milwaukee Braves.

A cause of death has not yet been release for Aaron.

A few weeks ago, he did receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

I was proud to get the COVID-19 vaccine earlier today at Morehouse School of Medicine. I hope you do the same! https://t.co/RAlkmkCRra

The Claim: Hank Aaron Died Weeks After Receiving The Covid

Hall of Famer Henry “Hank” Aaron died at his home in Atlanta on Jan. 22. The legacy of the former Braves baseball player, whose start with the Negro Leagues led to him eclipsing Babe Ruth’s home run record, is celebrated online and on social media but also entangled with discussion of the COVID-19 vaccine.  

An article published Jan. 22 by The Defender, an outlet of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Children’s Health Defense, intimates a connection between Aaron’s death and the vaccine he received Jan. 5, alongside other civil and human rights leaders at the Morehouse Healthcare Clinic, part of the Morehouse School of Medicine.

“Home Run King Hank Aaron Dies of ‘Undisclosed Cause’ 18 Days After Receiving Moderna Vaccine,” the article’s headline reads. The story recounts comments Aaron made after his vaccination experience and the existence of some vaccine hesitancy.

Some have pointed to deaths among the elderly in Norway and Germany to cast suspicion on the vaccine’s safety.  

“Aaron’s tragic death is part of a wave of suspicious deaths among elderly closely following administration of COVID vaccines,” Kennedy told The Defender. 

Responding to USA TODAY, Kennedy said he “knew and admired Hank Aaron” and felt it was “fair and correct to report the subsequent tragedy in that context.”   

Users on social media suggested the COVID-19 vaccine may have played a role in Aaron’s death.

USA TODAY was unable to reach the users who posted the claims for further comment.

Bradley Beals Wife Insinuates Hank Aaron Died Due To Covid

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Kamiah Adams-Beal is in some serious hot water on social media after she took to her Instagram story and insinuated that baseball legend Hank Aaron lost his life after he received the COVID-19 vaccine a few weeks ago.

The wife of Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal continued her claims on Twitter:

Yalllll go right ahead and play around with that vaccine if you want to.

— Kamiah Adams-Beal January 23, 2021

That was more than enough for fans to jump all over her in the comments:

Bradley Beal’s wife is a complete dummy. Worms for brains.

Hank Aaron Civil Rights Leaders Get Vaccinated In Georgia

Andrew Young, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations watches after he received his COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. Young, baseball great Hank Aaron and others received their vaccinations in an effort to highlight the importance of getting vaccinated for Black Americans who might be hesitant to do so.

ATLANTA — Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, former U.N. Ambassador and civil rights leader Andrew Young and former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan got vaccinated against COVID-19 in Georgia on Tuesday, hoping to send a message to Black Americans that the shots are safe.

Getting vaccinated “makes me feel wonderful,” Aaron told The Associated Press. “I don’t have any qualms about it at all, you know. I feel quite proud of myself for doing something like this. … It’s just a small thing that can help zillions of people in this country.”

Rolling up their sleeves to take the first of two doses, these octogenarians, their spouses and several other civil rights leaders who received the shots in a brand-new health clinic at the Morehouse School of Medicine acknowledged the legacy of mistrust that many African Americans have toward medical research, stemming from the infamous Tuskegee experiment in which U.S. health workers left syphilis untreated in Black men without their consent, making them suffer needlessly.

“I’m a product of vaccines. Why would I want to stop now?” Young said.

Us Baseball Legend And Civil Rights Icon Hank Aaron Dies

Aaron, one of the few Black baseball players at the time, beat Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974.

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Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, has died. He was 86.

The Atlanta Braves, Aaron’s longtime team, said he died peacefully in his sleep on Friday. No cause was given.

Aaron’s hitting prowess earned him the nickname “Hammerin’ Hank”, and his power was attributed to strong wrists. He was somewhat shy and unassuming and did not have the flair of contemporaries Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle.

“What a marvelous moment for baseball … What a marvelous moment for the country and the world.”

RIP Hank Aaron, one of the greatest of all time.pic.twitter.com/kjrvSK19BM

— MLB Vault January 22, 2021

Aaron was in the news two weeks ago when he publicly received the first dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine with his wife, Billye, with the aim of sending a message to Black Americans that the shots are safe.

Getting vaccinated “makes me feel wonderful”, Aaron said at the time. “I don’t have any qualms about it at all, you know. I feel quite proud of myself for doing something like this … It’s just a small thing that can help zillions of people in this country.”

Aaron broke Ruth’s home-run record in 1974 when he hit his 715th.

He appeared in a record-breaking 25 All-Star games.

Hank Aaron Cause Of Death: How Did Hank Aaron Die

In a Hank Aaron death official statement, Atlanta Braves revealed that their legend had passed away in his sleep. No details on Hank Aaron health or his cause of death were disclosed. A little over two weeks before his death, the Hall of Famer had got vaccinated against COVID-19 in Georgia hoping to send a message to Black Americans that the shots are safe.

Aaron, at the time, had told Associated Press that he had no qualms in getting vaccinated and was proud of himself for doing so. Many have alleged that his death could be triggered by the vaccine dosage, but there have been no confirmed reports of the same. Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred Jr. called his friendship with Aaron “one of the greatest honors of my life” while paying his respects to the Braves legend. 

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Hank Aaron Death: Mlb Legend’s Career At A Glance

Hank Aaron played the majority of his MLB career for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves, etching his name in the record books in what was a stellar career. In a time when racism was at the forefront of baseball, Aaron made a name for himself, after being inspired by Jackie Robinson as a young kid. Aaron’s incredible power-hitting achievement came in the face of hate and death threats when he eclipsed Babe Ruth’s home run record, from people who did not want a Black man to claim such an important record. Aaron ended with 755 home runs before retiring in 1976.

All The Celebrities Who Have Received The Covid

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Many celebrities, politicians, athletes, and influencers contracted the coronavirus this year, but we are now seeing some begin the process to immunity. There are numerous vaccine rollouts ongoing, including the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the Oxford University–AstraZeneca vaccine in the U.K., and more currently in phase three of clinical trials. While some celebs in the U.K. started receiving the vaccine in early December, and some have already received their second round, the U.S. mostly saw politicians receiving the vaccine in December, with celebrities starting to get the vaccine in January. With current age and career restrictions on the vaccine, it may be a moment until we see a wave of celebs under 60 receiving the vaccine, but until then rest assured that icons such as Martha Stewart, Prue Leith, Joan Collins, and more, are in the clear.

Mlb Legend Hank Aarons Cause Of Death Revealed

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Aaron, the 86-year-old Hall of Famer and longtime Atlanta Braves right fielder, did not die from his first COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Major League Baseball legend and Atlanta entrepreneur Hank Aaron’s cause of death has been revealed.

The 86-year-old Hall of Famer and longtime Atlanta Braves right fielder died of natural causes, according to an investigator in the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Aaron died Friday in his sleep.

“We are absolutely devastated by the passing of our beloved Hank,” Braves Chairman Terry McGuirk wrote earlier this week in a statement. “He was a beacon for our organization first as a player, then with player development, and always with our community efforts.”

Last week’s news of Aaron’s death sparked some controversy on social media because he got the first of two coronavirus vaccine doses on Jan. 4 and had encouraged other Black Americans to get vaccinated as well. The ongoing distrust in the vaccine in the Black community may have been further exacerbated by Aaron’s passing.

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“I don’t have any qualms about it at all, you know. I feel quite proud of myself for doing something like this,” Aaron said at the time, alongside a host of other respected Black seniors getting vaccinated at Morehouse School of Medicine. “It’s just a small thing that can help zillions of people in this country.”


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