A Texas doctor says a 30-year-old patient who thought the coronavirus was a hoax has died after attending a “COVID party.”
“One of the things that was heart-wrenching that he said to his nurse was, ‘You know, I think I made a mistake,’ and this young man went to a COVID party,” Dr. Jane Appleby, the chief medical officer at Methodist Hospital, told KSAT. “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.”
According to Appleby, a “COVID party” is a gathering held by someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. People attend to see who gets infected first.
“They’ll have a party to invite their friends over to see if they can beat the disease,” Appleby explained.
People will never learn.