A prominent cardiologist who delighted in jabbing vaccine skeptics on social media suddenly died in his sleep only two weeks after apparently endorsing the third Covid shot, a major loss to the patients he was treating as well as the local medical community.
Dr. Sohrab Lutchmedial, who served as director of the interventional cardiology program at Canada’s New Brunswick Heart Centre and who has been described as an “inspiring spirit,” passed away on November 8th, leaving behind stunned family, friends, and colleagues who were blindsided by the tragic death of the 52-year-old.
“It is with profound sadness that we report the sudden and unexpected death of a colleague, friend, father, partner and inspiring spirit,” wrote the staff of the New Brunswick Heart Centre according to a CBC report on his passing.
On October 24, Lutchmedial took to Facebook to post what appeared to many to be an acknowledgment that he had received the booster, writing “Vax Shot 3: Electric Flu-Galoo,” giving the jab “two thumbs up” in a missive that has drawn attention on social media.
Director of the interventional cardiology program at the 🇨🇦 New Brunswick Heart ❤️ Centre, died on Nov. 8 at the age of 52.
« Coincidently two weeks after receiving booster shot (vax shot #3) »
🪦 #RIP Dr. Sohrab Lutchmedial https://t.co/nAn9yNX53t pic.twitter.com/yid8NMg6Ip
— Nemo (@LeNautilus) November 10, 2021
Back in July, in a what appears to be a since-deleted Tweet that has definitely not aged well, Lutchmedial railed against those who “won’t get the shot for selfish reasons,” adding that “I won’t cry at their funeral,” a remark that is getting much attention after his passing.
Other social media activity by Dr. Lutchmedial, including retweets of figures including rabid race-obsessed crank Elie Mystal who recently ranted that white people care more about “using their guns on black people and getting away with it” than kitchen table issues, was a clear indicator to many of his leftist political leanings.
The doctor also frequently weighed in on those who desire to make their own personal medical decisions in regard to getting vaccinated and had tweeted out snarky remarks, including one in August where he remarked on U.S. vaccine hesitance: “We need to start calling them ‘Antibody Guns’ and Americans will start getting lining up for vaccines.”
— Sohrab (Lutch like Clutch, Medial like Lateral) (@LutchMedia) August 15, 2021
Last month, Lutchmedial expressed the sentiment that he would like to strike out violently at those who sought to caution others about the vaccine.
I think all of us would treat that unvaxxed patient with respect amd to the best of our abilities. But the people that convinced them not to get vaxxed? I want to punch those people in the face. https://t.co/YXBH33syer
— Sohrab (Lutch like Clutch, Medial like Lateral) (@LutchMedia) October 9, 2021
“I think all of us would treat that unvaxxed patient with respect amd to the best of our abilities. But the people that convinced them not to get vaxxed? I want to punch those people in the face,” he tweeted.
Lutchmedial was a champion of the vaccines right up until the end, recently posting a message to Facebook urging parents to “amplify” a message that the vaccines were safe for kids, stating that there was a “higher chance of getting into a car accident on your way to hockey practice than you do having a complication from this vaccine.”
His loss has hit colleagues hard, including Jean-François Légaré who is the head of cardiac surgery at the New Brunswick Heart Centre who told the CBC, “It was sudden, unexpected for all of us. He was actually on call yesterday morning,”
“I think all of us are having a hard time just sort of grasping at the size of the loss … We chatted with him on the weekend about plans and things we were going to do, you know, in the next few weeks, few months for the heart centre.” Added Légaré, “That’s the kind of person he was. He was always thinking ahead of those things.”
Légaré spoke glowingly of Lutchmedial, describing his friend as “an artist. He was a musician. He participated in filmmaking in the province. He was a hockey coach for his kids. He was participating in the community. He was an avid researcher.”
One particular tweet from the deceased posted a month before his third shot endorsement will likely draw much attention.
When you give stupid people choices and they make stupid choices why are we surprised?
— Sohrab (Lutch like Clutch, Medial like Lateral) (@LutchMedia) September 24, 2021
Amid the many messages of condolences on social media were plenty of comments noting the irony of Lutchmedial’s death, soon after endorsing and likely having received a shot and after having publicly slammed those who had chosen to take a wait and see approach on the vaccines.
Oh dear…it still a loss of a human being, misled and lacking in compassion perhaps of late. Fear is a terrible thing… as a superiority complex. Pride comes before a fall…
— Pamela Clarke (@PamelaClarke1) November 12, 2021
Sad, but his Twitter feed shows a lot of hate towards people who disagreed with him on vaccines, so my empathy ends there.
— Tammy (@tammy_cardinal) November 10, 2021
H/T: Gateway Pundit
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