Sunday, July 12, 2020

Texas Man, 30, Dies After Catching Coronavirus at ‘Covid Party’

This would be funny if it weren't so tragic. 

A Texas man has died after attending a "Covid party" because he thought coronavirus is a hoax, authorities said. 
The man was 30 years old at the time of his death, according to Methodist Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jane Appleby.

Appleby told news organizations that the patient, who has not been named, had attended a so-called Covid party prior to contracting coronavirus.

"This is a party held by somebody diagnosed by the Covid virus and the thought is to see if the virus is real and to see if anyone gets infected," Appleby told News 4 San Antonio.

The man who attended the party then became critically ill.

While in the hospital, Appleby said that just before he died, he looked at his nurse and said, "I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it's not." 
Appleby also told KSAT that, "He didn’t really believe. He thought the disease was a hoax. He thought he was young and he was invincible and wouldn’t get affected by the disease." 
Appleby said that she decided to go public about this particular coronavirus death because the spike in Covid-19 cases has been continuing in Bexar County, where San Antonio is located.
A preventable death is sad, no matter how stupid the person is. Now in addition to the needless illness and carnage, we have to worry about how this pandemic will be weaponized to compromise the election in November. I don’t know what’s coming next, but it keeps me awake at night. 


Myk said...

And another tragedy is that T Rump's true believers will not believe this either. If we could contain Covid deaths to his Covidiots, it would be one thing. But the virus does not distinguish. Wear your mask. Wash your hands. Keep social distance. We'll get through this. And when we do: VOTE! Our lives literally depend on it this time.

Stephen said...

"Hold my beer, I got this" - Charles Darwin