Yet again, I preface a post with, "We take no joy in this story."
On January 5, baseball and civil rights icon Hammerin' Hank Aaron publicly received his Covid vaccine in the hopes of instilling confidence in people of color. His heart was in the right place. Two weeks later, he has passed away "peacefully in his sleep." No mention of Covid or the vaccine. We’ll make the comment some readers are itching to type to save them the effort: “Correlation does not equal causation.” Rest in peace, Hank Aaron.
Source Buffalo News: ATLANTA (AP) — 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, died Friday. He was 86.
The Atlanta Braves, Aaron's longtime team, said he died peacefully in his sleep. No cause was given.
Keep scrolling for photo gallery of Hank Aaron through the years
"I don't have any qualms about it at all, you know. I feel quite proud of myself for doing something like this," he said. "It's just a small thing that can help zillions of people in this country."
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