San Antonio, TX – A young conspiracy theorist has died after trying to catch the disease at a “Covid Party” to prove it was a hoax. He was wrong, and it cost the 30-year-old his life.
Chief Medical Officer of Methodist Healthcare Dr. Jane Appleby said the idea of these parties is to see if the virus is real. “This is a party held by somebody diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, and the goal is to see if anyone gets infected,” Dr. Appleby said.
Dr Appleby spoke of her horror at hearing how a San Antonio Covid-19 victim had attended a party with someone who tested positive for the disease in a bid to disprove experts’ warnings about the danger coronavirus poses.
The patient became critically ill and had a heartbreaking statement moments before death. “I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not.” Appleby made this case public as the spike in cases for Bexar County and across the state of Texas continue to rise.
She wants everyone, especially those in the younger demographic, to realize they are not invincible. “It doesn’t discriminate and none of us are invincible. I don’t want to be an alarmist. We’re just trying to share some real-world examples to help our community realize that this virus is very serious and can spread easily.”
Appleby says the positivity rate has jumped to 22 percent, or about one-out-of-five people. “This is a concerning increase from a positive rate of about five percent only several weeks ago,” Dr. Appleby said. Texas has seen a massive surge in coronavirus cases since mid-June, and has now recorded more than 250,000 diagnoses, and over 3,100 deaths.