7 doctors got COVID-19 days after going to an anti-vax conference in Florida

7 doctors got COVID-19 days after going to an anti-vax conference in Florida
A protester holds an anti-vaccination sign in California. The protest is unrelated to the November 2021 conference.David McNew/Getty Images
  • Seven doctors tested postive or got COVID-19 symptoms after attending an anti-vaccine conference.
  • The event organizer told the Daily Beast that he didn't see the event as a superspreader.

Seven doctors who went to an anti-vaccine conference in Florida tested postive for COVID-19 or got symptoms days after the event, The Daily Beast reported.

The November 6 event, named "The Day the Earth Listened," was organized by Dr. John Littell, who has said that masks don't work and has promoted ivermectin, the deworming antiparasitic, as a COVID-19 treatment.

Littell told The Daily Beast that seven of the attendees tested positive for COVID-19 or had symptoms within days of the gathering. The Daily Beast reported that they were all doctors.

The Daily Beast reported, citing Littell and two unnamed sources, that those doctors include Dr. Bruce Boros, 71, who said in a speech at the end of the conference: "I have been on ivermectin for 16 months, my wife and I. I have never felt healthier in my life."

Sources told The Daily Beast that Boros was now very ill at home.


The event had about 800 or 900 participants, The Daily Beast reported.

Littell said he didn't consider the conference to be a superspreader event, and that they were all likely infected before the conference started.

Boros also told the conference that he was angry that his 97-year-old father got the COVID-19 vaccine, saying he believed his father "had been brainwashed," The Daily Beast reported.