Texas man sentenced to prison for threatening physician who advocated for COVID-19 vaccine 

Scott Eli Harris, 52, was sentenced to six months in federal prison and three years of supervised release after sending a threatening message to a Baltimore, Md.-based physician who advocated for the COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Justice Department said Aug. 24. 

Mr. Harris sent a threatening message from his phone to the physician, who had been a vocal proponent of the vaccine.  

His message included violent statements that referenced the physician's Asian-American race and national origin, including: "Never going to take your wonder drug. My 12 gauge promises I won't .… I can't wait for the shooting to start."

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