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“General Hospital” Star Ingo Rademacher Is Against Vaccines: Did He Cause Other Actors on Set to be Infected with COVID-19?


Recently, two actors on “General Hospital,” the ABC soap opera, were diagnosed with COVID-19. They were Steven Burton and Kelly Thiebaud. What do they have in common? Besides playing lovers on the show, they each have shared many scenes with actor Ingo Rademacher, who’s been with “GH” on and off for 25 years.

Did Rademacher expose them to COVID?

On Instagram, Rademacher promoted a rally yesterday in Santa Monica, California for the controversial Children’s Health Defense. This is the group run by Robert Kennedy, Jr., who despite having Parkinson’s Disease, is a vocal anti-vaxxer. His family, the famous Kennedy clan, have decried him in public and denounced his stand.

Rademacher told People magazine in 2008 that he and his wife had chosen an OB GYN for the birth of their first child because he didn’t insist on vaccinations.He told People:  “Our doctor…he’s not against every vaccine, but definitely when they’re babies, he’s not into vaccines…He’ll do them if you want them, but he’s not going to abuse you if you don’t want them. [Peanut] will probably get some later on in life…but I can’t imagine putting a needle in his body right now.”

It’s unclear if any of their three children have been vaccinated against anything. In addition to the post for the rally, Rademacher also reposted from a California gym owner who was angry about the lockdown and mask mandates.

Rademacher doesn’t seem to be anti-mask. He and wife were giving away masks and modeling them on line soon after the pandemic shut production down on “GH.” But their anti-vaccination stand is troubling, especially if it’s causing actors on the show to become ill.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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