Whilst lockdown restrictions are now easing – be that right or wrong – I would have thought by now that most people out there would actually believe that COVID-19 is a serious threat to their livelihoods and not still be trying to prove that it’s a conspiracy for whatever reason.
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This doesn’t seem to be the case though and people are still attending COVID parties where they deliberately try and catch the virus to prove that it doesn’t exist. This sadly doesn’t seem to be working though as the only stories coming out of these parties are that people have caught the virus and are actually ending up dead.
Hopefully this story of a 30 year old Texas native, told by Dr Jane Appleby, the Chief Medical Officer of Methodist Healthcare, will encourage people to actually listen and stop acting so ridiculously during these trying times:
Patient in 30s dies after attending ‘COVID party’
“Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said ‘I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not,'” Chief Medical Officer Methodist Healthcare Dr. Jane Appleby tells @News4SA #WearADamnMask pic.twitter.com/AsRlaD24P0
— Steven Spohn (@stevenspohn) July 11, 2020
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.
Just before the patient died, they looked at their nurse and said ‘I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not’’.
It doesn’t discriminate and none of us are invincible.
I don’t want to be an alarmist and we’re just trying to share some real-world examples to help our community realise that this virus is very serious and can spread easily.
I mean that is a heartbreaking story, but it’s made even more so by the person who died in it could so easily have avoided passing on if they had just listened to what everyone was saying and weren’t all headstrong and certain that it was a conspiracy theory. RIP but hopefully this story will stop people from doing the same in the coming days.
For more of the same, check out the highlights from this other COVID party. People are so stupid.