In August, Brunson followed his wife’s example and received the vaccine, after doing some more research and talking to his doctor, he explained to the Guardian last week.
Now, every Thursday evening when Brunson hits the radio airwaves in Tuskegee for his regular community broadcast, he lets listeners know that he’s vaccinated, what he’s been through and is still going through.
“I tell them that Covid-19 is real. I always tell them that I almost lost my life to Covid and what a difficult time I had … There were many nights I stayed up praying to God … that he wouldn’t take me,” he told the Guardian.
It’s proving effective.
He noted: “Many people said if it’s happened to the sheriff, it could happen to them.”