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30-year-old Texas man dies from virus after attending 'COVID-19 party'

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A covid 19 party. Jesus, the US is doomed. Can't get any stupider.

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He thought the disease was a hoax. He thought he was young and invincible and wouldn't get affected by the disease.

Conspiracy theories can kill. This is a failure of education.

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Well, we are talking about the current younger adult 20-30 year olds who think they are invincible and above everything until such time as someone in the age group dies from this terrible virus but that wont change anything. Our condolences to his family and friends.

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He could have been infected before the party.

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I don't feel a ton a sympathy for this guy, but I care a lot that he spent days spreading the disease thinking it was a hoax and not caring about anyone else that he could get sick, and I feel awful for the essential workers that had to interact with him.

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He could have been infected before the party.

Oh, would that make him less dead?

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These are the kinds of people who deliberately have their kids infected with childhood diseases because they do not believe in vaccination.

There is no curing stupid.

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He could have been infected before the party

In which case he could have passed it on to how many people at the moron party?

As others have said, no sympathy for the partying morons, every sympathy for any vulnerable friends and relatives they may have infected. And the medical staff charged with caring for them all.

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A covid 19 party. Jesus, the US is doomed. Can't get any stupider.

Choose your odds: I say we can.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

'Host' charged with manslaughter yet?

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The article says nothing about the state of his health before attending the party. Sure, he could've been healthy, or he could be overweight, diabetic or have some other underlying condition.

From this article, we don't know, so it's a little hasty to be jumping to conclusions.

This article and those like it either neglect to include enough context by accident or laziness, or by design to manipulate the way we view the situation and react it.

Ultimately, it's up to the individual whether they want to wear a mask and other adopt behaviours to minimise their chances of getting sick from this virus or transferring it to others.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

I thought that was the point of attending...

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Ultimately, it's up to the individual whether they want to wear a mask and other adopt behaviours to minimise their chances of getting sick from this virus or transferring it to others.

If they kill themselves, okay. It raises the average IQ of the country.

The problem is they can kill others with their moronic behaviour.

Think of the effects of passive smoking.

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No worries! People will get their antibodies after they infected and survived the virus! No vaccines needed!

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Playing with loaded dice and getting snake eyes. Steee-oooooo-PID.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

What goes around, comes around.

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He was obese, thus clearly in the risk group.

I have yet to see a report about a Corona death without co-morbidities. I assume there some out there, but they certainly are not typical.

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A covid 19 party. Jesus, the US is doomed. Can't get any stupider.

took the words right out of my mouth

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WilliBToday  02:12 pm JST

He was obese, thus clearly in the risk group.

I have yet to see a report about a Corona death without co-morbidities. I assume there some out there, but they certainly are not typical.

I was looking for reports saying whether or not he was obese, but nothing reliable turned up.

It does seem that corona deaths without co-morbidities are rare. It's sad this guy died because he thought the virus was a hoax, but he's not much different to those who think it's on the level of the Spanish flu when it comes to danger.

If we take the mainstream media as a guide, COVID-19 doesn't seems to be that dangerous when thousands of people get together to protest or riot for a leftist cause, but it's suddenly a threat to our very existence when people just want to get on with their daily lives. The double standard is breathtaking but not surprising.

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I thought "COVID-19 Parties" were what other folks called Trump's rallies....

Tulsa: 8 staffers and 2 Secret Service Agents test positive, now several weeks later Tulsa experiences a spike in infections...

https://time.com/5865890/oklahoma-covid-19-trump-tulsa-rally/

We should be hearing next week what the tally is from Mount Rushmore, and then the 4th of July event after that....

I hope they have enough ICU beds...

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It's sad this guy died because he thought the virus was a hoax, but he's not much different to those who think it's on the level of the Spanish flu when it comes to danger.

Who is saying it’s on a level with Spanish Flu?

If we take the mainstream media as a guide, 

I read the mainstream media. I haven’t read one article which has said there is no danger of catching Covid at a protest. Can you send me a link?

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If we take the mainstream media as a guide, 

I read the mainstream media. I haven’t read one article which has said there is no danger of catching Covid at a protest. Can you send me a link?

The mainstream media play down the threat, yet whenever talk of a Trump rally comes along, they talk up the fear. You're on JT regularly, so if you don't notice it you're not paying much attention, or just wilfully ignoring it.

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The mainstream media play down the threat, yet whenever talk of a Trump rally comes along, they talk up the fear. You're on JT regularly, so if you don't notice it you're not paying much attention, or just wilfully ignoring it.

My take is both protests and Trump rallies are situations where Covid can spread. One difference is that the protests, riots and looting are chaotic and lack a leader who could stop them. There is no single organizer behind them ( maybe one of our resident conspiracy theorists can drop us the name of the puppet master here ). By the way, I find the looting of people’s businesses absolutely disgusting. Some of the excuse making on the left is disgraceful.

Trump rallies are held because Trump wants them to happen and he could stop them in a heartbeat.

There will inevitably be more focus on a man who has it within his power to stop covid extravaganzas.

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any Congressional Democrat or any Democrat city leader could speak out and stop these. They dont and actually encourage and make exceptions for these.

One difference is that the protests, riots and looting are chaotic and lack a leader who could stop them.

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This happening in a red hot republican state.

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This is what happens when you approach the coronavirus with a John Wayne attitude in Texas. Big hat, no cattle. Or in this case, big head, no brains.

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Dr. Appleby's just relaying what someone else said -- aka an unnamed source -- not something of which she has firsthand knowledge.

The bigger fake news red flag appears in the 4th paragraph when this "patient" told the unnamed source, 'You know, I think I made a mistake.'

If someone is really dying from CV-19, it's rather difficult/impossible to be talking to your nurse with a ventilator tube stuck down your throat. Sorry, but this story does not pass the smell test.

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If someone is really dying from CV-19, it's rather difficult/impossible to be talking to your nurse with a ventilator tube stuck down your throat.

What? This is so riddled with errors I don't even know where to start.

Let's start with - everyone does not start on ventilators.

Sorry, but this story does not pass the smell test.

Or maybe your olfactory nerves are not particularly good.

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This story is already beginning to unravel. Dr. Jane Appleby is not the Chief Medical Officer of Methodist Healthcare as she/this article claims. That would be Dr. Paul Hancock, MD, MBA.

Heh, the hit-and-run media has been played yet again.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Jane Appleby

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jane-appleby-0848666a

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No worries! People will get their antibodies after they infected and survived the virus! No vaccines needed!

Not all antibodies have the same shelf-life

"Immunity to COVID-19 may wane just 2-3 months after infection, study suggests - It may not mean the end of immunity, but experts know little about immune responses."

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/immunity-to-covid-19-may-wane-just-2-3-months-after-infection-study-suggests/

This virus is so new - don't assume what happens with other viruses is the same

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Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, -- article

Uh, not according to her LinkedIn biography:

"I started my medical career in Internal Medicine at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. After completing residency, I served on the faculty of the Medical School, transitioned to solo private practice, morphed into a hospital improvement consultant and subsequently landed a position as Chief Quality Officer for Methodist Healthcare System. Meanwhile, I found my clinical calling in hospice and palliative medicine and practiced in this area for a number of years, retiring not so long ago"

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"He thought the disease was a hoax"

Typical trumpist anti-science way of life..

"This happening in a red hot republican state."

FOR SURE !!..

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Hey, dig this: @Blacklabel said “any Congressional Democrat or any Democrat city leader could speak out and stop these. They dont and actually encourage and make exceptions for these.”

Of course, all this time I thought it was the fault of idiots, but no, it’s the Democrats’ fault!

Man, you Republicans sure know lotsa stuff.

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Uh, not according to her LinkedIn biography:

But she is according to the university:

https://sahealth.com/healthcare-professionals/for-doctors/

https://business.utsa.edu/faculty/jane-appleby-md-facp/

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ane Appleby, chief medical officer at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, -- articleUh, not according to her LinkedIn biography:

"I started my medical career in Internal Medicine at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. After completing residency, I served on the faculty of the Medical School, transitioned to solo private practice, morphed into a hospital improvement consultant and subsequently landed a position as Chief Quality Officer for Methodist Healthcare System. Meanwhile, I found my clinical calling in hospice and palliative medicine and practiced in this area for a number of years, retiring not so long ago"

And then then next line, which you left out, which clearly states that she IS the position she says she is.

As Chief Medical officer for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital, my aspiration is to support the design of systems of care that support the work of care providers and ensure that the patients that we are honored to serve receive effective and efficient care, free of harm.

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jane-appleby-0848666a/

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the whole article was FAKE in the end.

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/did-the-times-print-an-urban-legend/

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the whole article was FAKE in the end.

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/did-the-times-print-an-urban-legend/

That's an op-ed though. He has to prove it

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