‘COVID party’ turns deadly for Texas man who believed pandemic was a hoax

People dance on the balcony of their apartments while music is played by two DJs, Sophie and Clara, during a two-hour party on April 24, 2020 in Paris, as the country is under lockdown to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. - The French women, Clara who is a professional DJ and Sophie who is learning the art, both in their early thirties, began to DJ from their balcony for their neighbours just after the start of the lockdown on March 17, gathering the neighbours via word of mouth and not social media to avoid the gathering of crowds. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP) (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images)

People dance on the balcony of their apartments while music is played by two DJs, Sophie and Clara, during a two-hour party on April 24, 2020 in Paris, as the country is under lockdown to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. – The French women, Clara who is a professional DJ and Sophie who is learning the art, both in their early thirties, began to DJ from their balcony for their neighbours just after the start of the lockdown on March 17, gathering the neighbours via word of mouth and not social media to avoid the gathering of crowds. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP) (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images)

Believing the coronavirus was a hoax, a 30-year-old man has died after he attended a ‘COVID party’ when he was infected with the virus, according to a Texas hospital.

The man, who has not been identified, tagged along with an infected person to the gathering to test whether the coronavirus was real, said Dr. Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, where the man died.

She did not say when the party took place, nor did she say how many people attended or how long after was the man hospitalized.

The crux of these COVID parties is to test whether the virus exists or to intentionally get exposed with the hopes of achieving immunity.

Dr. Appleby said the man had notified his nurse of his attendance.

She said the man told his nurse just before his death: “I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not.”

Dr. Appleby said she was more than willing to share the story as a way to warn others, especially in a state where coronavirus cases are increasing at an alarming rate.

COVID parties are “dangerous, irresponsible and potentially deadly,” Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, told the New York Times.

“Attending such a party may be a path to an early demise, if not chronic and unrelenting fatigue, chest pain, difficulty breathing and daily fevers, if you do survive,” he added.

They want to throw God’s wonderful breathing system out!