A 30-year-old patient from the state of Texas died on Saturday after assuming the COVID-19 pandemic is entirely a “hoax.” The patient was also reported to have attended a “COVID PARTY” prior to hospitalization.
No, the virus does not discriminate.
Earlier this year it was announced that the elderly and people with medical conditions are more vulnerable to coronavirus, but it never meant to spread the news that it limits its victims to those. As hospitals around the world start to receive a higher number of COVID-19 positive patients, it’s alarming to think that a patient would think none of it is real or to think to host a “COVID party” will be a proof of its non-existence.
In a video statement, San Antonio Methodist Healthcare chief medical officer Dr. Jane Appleby expressed her sadness over the rising number of deaths caused by coronavirus. Talking about the 30-year-old patient, she said: “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.'”
No, the virus does not choose a place.
In another news in the state of Texas, what was once a popular beachfront vacation spot with the low caseload, is now recording more than 11,000 of cases. Corpus Christi Texas has an alarming increasing death toll, one of which is a 6-month-old baby. Everything changed when the city allowed vacationers from outside the town.
Now, Houston leaders call for a lockdown to contain the virus and reduce the number of diseases. Via Twitter, Harris Country Judge Lina Hidalgo said: “Not only do we need a stay home order now, but we need to stick with it this time until the hospitalization curve comes down, not just flattens.”