"I thought it was a hoax": a 30-year-old dies after attending a Covid party
The Coronavirus pandemic has taken the world over by storm, and it looks like it won't be going anywhere for a while. This means that life as we knew it is far from getting back to normal. And for countries like the US, where many citizens think that Covid doesn't pose a real threat, the odds of the virus spreading exponentially is rather likely.
Some skeptics of Covid-19 have gone to dangerous lengths, throwing "Covid parties" to prove that the virus is a hoax. If the name of the party didn't already give it away, a Covid party is where healthy people put themselves in close contact with others who have tested positive for the virus. Then, they wait around a couple of weeks to see if anything happens to them. If nothing happens, their feelings that Covid is just a hoax are confirmed. This was not the case for one 30-year-old; he went to one of these parties, which ultimately cost him his life.
If Covid parties sound too absurd to be true, you're wrong. A 30-year-old man from San Antonio, Texas, who will remained unnamed, went to one of these parties after convincing himself that Covid wasn't real. It didn't take too long, however, for the young man to fall ill and, within a matter of days, he passed away. Moments before he died, the 30-year-old looked up at one of the nurses that was assisting him and said, "I was wrong about Covid; I thought it was a hoax, but it isn't".
The nurse went on to share his story on social media, stating that his death could have been avoided if he would've taken the virus seriously. The fact that so many young people like this man are putting themselves in harm's way just to see if anything will actually happen to them is bizzare and extremely uncanny. Physicians everywhere continue to say that Covid needs to be taken seriously. Even though it might not pose a threat to most, it continues to take thousands of lives across the globe. And they're not all just the elderly and sick. Many are like this 30-year-old man who seemingly was healthy/had nothing wrong with him. We can only hope that people will start taking the virus more seriously; the more aware and responsible we become, the more lives we can save, including our own!