CZECH REPUBLIC (CBS)
Her son said a famous Czech folk singer who deliberately caught COVID-19 had died. According to BBC News, Hanka Horka, who is not vaccinated, contracted the virus from her son and husband, who were vaccinated but remained infected over the holidays, according to BBC News.
The 57-year-old woman intentionally did not stay away from them and exposed herself to the virus she had contracted. Horka posted on social media January 14 that she had recovered from the virus – but her son told BBC News she died two days later.
“She was supposed to be in quarantine for a week because we tested positive. But she’s been with us the whole time,” Jan Rek said of his mother’s deliberate exposure to the virus.
In the Czech Republic, many public places like theaters and bars require proof of vaccinations – or proof of recovery from a recent infection, according to BBC News.
Rek said his mother was intentionally infected with the virus when he and his father contracted the virus, so she could get a recovery pass to enter certain locations.
After thinking she had recovered, Horka wrote: “Now there will be theatres, saunas, a concert,” according to BCC News.
But just then, she was getting dressed for a walk and felt her back hurt. She lay down and “in about 10 minutes it was all over,” her son said. “She suffocated to death.”
Horka is a member of the folk group Asonance. The band announced her death on their website. CBS News has reached out to the band for comment and is awaiting a response.
Rek also posted about the anti-vaccine comments that appear to have led to his mother’s death. “You took away my mother who relied on her arguments against you,” he wrote, according to the New York Times. “I despise you.”
Horka doesn’t believe in conspiracy theories about a COVID-19 vaccine, even though she herself was not vaccinated, her son said. “Her philosophy is that she’s more in favor of the idea of getting COVID than getting vaccinated,” says Rek. “It’s not like we’re going to get microchips or anything like that.”
Rek said that discussing the matter with her became too emotional. He hopes sharing the story will help others choose to get vaccinated, BBC News reports. “If you have vivid examples from real life, it has more power than just charts and numbers. You can’t really empathize with numbers,” says Rek.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that those who are eligible get the vaccine as soon as possible. “Millions of people in the United States have received the COVID-19 vaccine under the most stringent safety oversight in American history,” the CDC said.
The Czech Republic said that people who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for five calendar days, and those with symptoms will have to extend the isolation period to five days and wait at least two days after that. when symptoms disappear. Masks are also required in most settings.
The Czech Republic, also known as the Czech Republic, has recorded nearly 2.7 million cases of COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins. The university’s Coronavirus Research Center recorded 28,564 new cases daily on Wednesday and 245,696 this month. About 63% of the country’s population – 6,744,187 – are vaccinated.
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