- The 30-year-old man purposely attended a party thrown by someone infected with coronavirus, which aims to see if any other attendees get infected
- The man became critically ill and was admitted to the hospital where he died
- Before his death, he told his nurse that he thought the virus was a ‘hoax’
A Texas man has died after attending a ‘COVID party’ because he thought coronavirus is a hoax, authorities said.
"COVID party" – Texas patient in 30s dies after reportedly citing ‘mistake’ of attending ‘COVID party’. Bad idea!!! #MagazineDiscover https://t.co/YRV2kc5aH3
— Discover Magazine (@Mag_Discover) July 12, 2020
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.'"
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The man was 30 years old at the time of his death, according to Methodist Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jane Appleby.
"I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it's not."
Those were the final words of a 30-year-old patient who died at a San Antonio, Texas, hospital this week after attending a so-called "COVID party." https://t.co/wlP32aiRqT
— ABC News (@ABC) July 11, 2020
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.
Texas patient in 30s dies after reportedly citing ‘mistake’ of attending ‘COVID party’ – Ah, this is your fault @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/pBhipTyYAa
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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.
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Tragic, yes, but part of me feels like this person must have been just as callous about transmitting the virus as he was contracting it, albeit out of ignorance. Whatever one’s perspective, he won’t be infecting anyone else. What a stupid way to die!
One could say he played a new form or Russian Roulette, which I will now trademark as Covid Roulette, under the “first use” doctrine. The real sad thing is not this guy dying, but that he volunteered to be a potential spreader by going to the party, which some meanie type people might consider a form of negligent homicide if a specific transfer could be proven. Another “meanie” thing to do would be to deny medical care for anyone violating the social distancing rules, and let them enjoy the “hoax” at home in bed.
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