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News 30-year-old Texan man dies in hospital after attending COVID-19 party

Tek

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A doctor from Methodist Hospital in San Antonio said a young man died after attending a Covid-19 party, according to ABC affiliate KSAT.

“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,” said Dr. Jane Appleby, Chief Medical Officer at Methodist Hospital.
Appleby said the man who died was 30 years old.

“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,” Dr. Appleby said.

Appleby said lately she has been hearing about Covid-19 parties.
“Someone will be diagnosed with the disease and they’ll have a party to invite their friends over to see if they can beat the disease,” Dr. Appleby said.

She said some young patients don’t realize how sick they really are.

“People will come in initially and they don’t look so bad. They don’t look really sick, but when you check their oxygen levels and you check their lab tests, they’re really sicker than they appear on the surface,” Appleby said.
Appleby said if you are not feeling well, have a high fever, cough and severe muscle aches, you should get help.

“My plea to our community and especially all of our young folks in the community is to take it seriously. Wear your mask,” Appleby said.

I hope other people learn from this young man's mistakes.
 
I don't know that it's so crazy, the death rate is well below 1% as I understand it, and even smaller for people under 50. It makes some measure of sense to try and catch it and get it over with to get the antibodies and start building up the heard immunity.

Much like people used to have chicken pox parties back in the day, because it way better to get it as a child than to get it later in life and for most if us, once we've had it, we won't catch it again. (at least with Chicken Pox, who knows with Covid? I'm sick of people pretending like they know much when it's a NOVEL virus that we've know about less than a year, meaning we don't really know anything)
 

Empire

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Anyone can get it at any point in time. The Texan guy isn't the only guy to lose his life and also America is getting worse and even more cases each day by day and others there I'm expecting just about more to get it. Damn it's bad

But WTF that doctor needs to be like, what a damn nutcase.
 

MicroNort

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I don't know that it's so crazy, the death rate is well below 1% as I understand it, and even smaller for people under 50. It makes some measure of sense to try and catch it and get it over with to get the antibodies and start building up the heard immunity.

Much like people used to have chicken pox parties back in the day, because it way better to get it as a child than to get it later in life and for most if us, once we've had it, we won't catch it again. (at least with Chicken Pox, who knows with Covid? I'm sick of people pretending like they know much when it's a NOVEL virus that we've know about less than a year, meaning we don't really know anything)
It doesn't make sense to try and get it when there is a possibility you will never catch it if you are careful. Putting aside that it might not kill you, deliberately catching it is a very selfish action as you are likely to spread it onto someone else who didn't want to catch it.
 
It doesn't make sense to try and get it when there is a possibility you will never catch it if you are careful. Putting aside that it might not kill you, deliberately catching it is a very selfish action as you are likely to spread it onto someone else who didn't want to catch it.
IF you believe all the hype. I don't. I'm not fully in the it's totally made up hoax camp. But I think it's being blown out of proportion and I think the government is taking the opportunity to use it for some social experimentation.
 

MicroNort

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IF you believe all the hype. I don't. I'm not fully in the it's totally made up hoax camp. But I think it's being blown out of proportion and I think the government is taking the opportunity to use it for some social experimentation.
So you think all governments around the world are playing along? Thinking that this is blown out of proportion is what got us into this kind of predicament in the first place. It is not hype, the death and infection rates are stats that back up the situation.
 

Meicyn

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I work in preventive medicine and it is beyond infuriating to listen to people who know nothing about the subject matter talk about COVID. Americans are definitely the best when it comes to disregarding information and jumping straight into rebellion mode. Meanwhile, I have to work around increasing resource constraints because people can’t do something as simple as wear a mask when they are out in public. But boy do they rush to the hospital and demand royalty grade service when they are part of that ~1% who gets sick. Suddenly it turns into woe is me, I should have listened. Yeah, you’re damned right you should have listened.

ICU beds are at capacity in several counties in a few states. The death rate is about to increase, and not just for COVID but certainly as a consequence of COVID. If there aren’t hospital beds available, sorry person who just had their appendix burst, you’ll have to figure something out and find another place to go because Karen didn’t wear a mask and infected some of her neighbors that had a severe response to COVID and are now on ventilators occupying what beds we had left because Karen read on the internet that COVID is overhyped.
 
Let me put it like this, as long as i'm told going to the bar is dangerous but riots, er, "protest" are perfectly safe, I'll disregard all the bs they say about it.
 

Meicyn

Member
You’re playing political games. Doesn’t matter if you’re at a bar or at a protest, you are increasing the risk of contracting COVID. Period. Masks help attenuate, but do not outright eliminate the risk.

Bars are inclined to be higher risk than most other gatherings because in order to consume alcohol, smoke cigarettes, or eat food, the mask is in the way. Human behavior leans towards laziness and individuals are less inclined to wear the mask at all than to temporarily loosen it between each swig of beer.
 
I'm not the one telling people the protests are fine and can't be blamed for the recent uptick. I agree, it's all politics, but not from me.
 
I will if and when it makes sense to, like getting a hair cut. you are in close proximity 10 to 20 min, so it make some measure of sense. But I refuse just to generally wear one, I refuse to go to shops that even suggest it, let along require it.
 

Meicyn

Member
Glad you’re wearing one. The only time it’s necessary is when you’re around people. I don’t wear one when I’m running outside or mowing the lawn with no one around, though I still have one in my pocket ready to don if the situation warrants.

I’m just frustrated at how this country has completely mismanaged COVID response. Meanwhile, more Americans will die as a consequence.
 

Ash

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No sympathy from me. There's quite a few of these people going to parties and attending large non-essential gatherings and getting COVID.
 

FaceHugger

Member
I read about this on Twitter earlier. It's sad but not unexpected.

These are basically "kill yourselves" parties. We all know how viruses work. We figured this out back in the late 1800's.
 

Lord Saru

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I do get their logic.

In the past, we had people organizing RUBELLA parties so that girls contract the disease before being pregnant, get lifetime immunity and then move in with it. But Rubella is a harmless disease and doesnt kill.

To apply the same logic in COVID19 is impossible. The fact is, even if you dont go to a party, you contract the disease anyway. XD
 

Paladin

Holder of the Silver Crown
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Herd immunity to COVID-19 has been found to be unachievable and pursuing it is unethical. For example, Spain had 30K cases, but only 5% of their population had antibodies to protect them against the virus.

Let this be a lesson to anyone who wants to try COVID parties. You can die, and you might die from your ignorance.

Imagine going to a party for the purpose of getting a virus which can and has killed people, and has a chance to kill you.
Surely, he must have thought this through for at least more than two seconds, but he didn't think that it was a bad idea?
R.I.P. to him, but man, the guy should be nominated for a Darwin award.
 
Herd immunity to COVID-19 has been found to be unachievable and pursuing it is unethical. For example, Spain had 30K cases, but only 5% of their population had antibodies to protect them against the virus.

Let this be a lesson to anyone who wants to try COVID parties. You can die, and you might die from your ignorance.

Imagine going to a party for the purpose of getting a virus which can and has killed people, and has a chance to kill you.
Surely, he must have thought this through for at least more than two seconds, but he didn't think that it was a bad idea?
R.I.P. to him, but man, the guy should be nominated for a Darwin award.
Remember that when the vaccine comes out, because all a vaccine is, is accelerated, artificial heard immunity.
 

Paladin

Holder of the Silver Crown
Moderator
Remember that when the vaccine comes out, because all a vaccine is, is accelerated, artificial heard immunity.
A vaccine is a purposely weakened or dead strain of the virus. The whole point of it is that it won't kill you.
These COVID parties can expose people to the active strain of the virus. This is a virus that has been known to kill people and leave them with permanent physical damage, and the winner is who gets it first?

Vaccines are intended to prevent people from getting it by exposing them to a weak version of the virus. Herd immunity right now is unsustainable because the virus wreaking havoc right now is the full version of COVID, not the weakened version.
 
A vaccine is a purposely weakened or dead strain of the virus. The whole point of it is that it won't kill you.
These COVID parties can expose people to the active strain of the virus. This is a virus that has been known to kill people and leave them with permanent physical damage, and the winner is who gets it first?

Vaccines are intended to prevent people from getting it by exposing them to a weak version of the virus. Herd immunity right now is unsustainable because the virus wreaking havoc right now is the full version of COVID, not the weakened version.
EXCEPT, vaccines do kill a small percent of people (huh, just like covid). So, it's trading one small risk for another, either heard immunity works or it doesn't, you can't have it both way.
 

Paladin

Holder of the Silver Crown
Moderator
EXCEPT, vaccines do kill a small percent of people (huh, just like covid). So, it's trading one small risk for another, either heard immunity works or it doesn't, you can't have it both way.
Vaccines do kill a small amount of people, which is an unfortunate but necessary fact to recognize.
However, I firmly believe that the risk of death/adverse effects from a vaccine would be lower than the risk of death/adverse effects from COVID itself.
 

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