US Man Dies After Attending 'COVID-19 Party' Thinking Virus Was A 'Hoax'

The person thought he was younger and would not get affected by the illness: Physician (Representational)

New York:

A 30-year-old man from Texas died from the brand new coronavirus after attending a “COVID-19” social gathering hosted by an contaminated individual, a physician has revealed, underlining the danger to youthful people.

Jane Appleby, chief medical officer on the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, mentioned the person thought the virus was a hoax, regardless of it killing greater than 135,000 people in the US up to now.

“Somebody will probably be recognized with the illness, and so they’ll have a celebration to ask their buddies over to see if they will beat the illness,” Appleby mentioned in a video broadcast by US media on Sunday.

“One of many issues that was heart-wrenching that he mentioned to his nurse was, ‘You realize, I feel I made a mistake.’

“He thought the illness was a hoax. He thought he was younger and invincible and would not get affected by the illness.”

Appleby mentioned younger sufferers usually don’t understand how sick they’re.

“They do not look actually sick. However if you test their oxygen ranges and their lab exams, they’re actually sicker than they seem,” she mentioned, calling on people to take the dangers significantly.

The Trump administration on Sunday once more pressed for full faculty reopenings within the fall, whilst resurgent coronavirus infections — a lot of them blamed on youthful people — and a file spike in circumstances in Florida increase additional questions in regards to the nation’s efforts to quell the illness.

The US has by far the world’s highest caseload and variety of deaths.

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