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Eugene

(61,209 posts)
Mon Aug 24, 2020, 09:41 PM Aug 2020

Man who believed virus was hoax loses wife to Covid-19

Source: BBC

Man who believed virus was hoax loses wife to Covid-19

By Marianna Spring
Specialist disinformation reporter, BBC News

24 August 2020

A Florida taxi driver, who believed false claims that coronavirus was a hoax, has lost his wife to Covid-19.

Brian Lee Hitchens and his wife, Erin, had read claims online that the virus was fabricated, linked to 5G or similar to the flu.

The couple didn't follow health guidance or seek help when they fell ill in early May. Brian recovered but his 46-year-old wife became critically ill and died this month from heart problems linked to the virus.

Brian spoke to the BBC in July as part of an investigation into the human cost of coronavirus misinformation. At the time, his wife was on a ventilator in hospital.

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Her husband explained that the couple did not follow health guidance at the start of the pandemic because of the false claims they had seen online.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53892856

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Read more: Coronavirus: The human cost of virus misinformation (BBC)
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Man who believed virus was hoax loses wife to Covid-19 (Original Post) Eugene Aug 2020 OP
What can I say? mr_lebowski Aug 2020 #1
Thoughts and prayers.... AZ8theist Aug 2020 #2
Well, gosh. PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2020 #3
Wonder what he thinks now DLCWIdem Sep 2020 #4

AZ8theist

(5,255 posts)
2. Thoughts and prayers....
Tue Aug 25, 2020, 05:00 AM
Aug 2020

Thoughts and prayers, imbecile, thoughts and prayers.

While a lot of folks here may think my comment is harsh and unfeeling, TOO FUCKING BAD.
I am SICK of these fucking IDIOTS. If you have your head shoved up Fox News' ass, and you believe a TRAITOROUS ASSHOLE who is a PATHOLOGICAL LIAR, you deserve the shitty outcome YOU FUCKING BEGGED FOR.

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,574 posts)
3. Well, gosh.
Wed Aug 26, 2020, 11:42 PM
Aug 2020

It's not as though the truth about the virus was some kind of sequestered secret. If he chose to believe in bullshit, I'm sorry, but that's his problem.

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