A Czech folk singer who was opposed to having a coronavirus vaccine has died after deliberately contracting the virus.
According to CNN Prima News in Europe, Hana Horká, of the folk band Asonance, died Sunday after intentionally exposing herself to the virus at home while her son and husband were sick. Her son, Jan Rek said both he and his father had been vaccinated, but his unvaxed mother wanted to infect herself so she could be
done with Covid.
I came here because the debate is very important and I want to warn people. My mom wanted to get sick so she gets the Covid pass.“
Rek said his mother was getting incorrect information about the virus
“from her social circle… ignoring on purpose some facts and comments that were disproving her arguments.
She wanted to get sick on purpose.
She was living by even at times unrelated information concerning health in general but there has always been this underlying thought that nature will take care of everything and only we know ourselves the best. It wasn’t somehow extreme at home.”
Rek said he even agreed with some of his mother’s arguments,
“like when we talked about preventive medicine but once the push came to shove she build a thick wall around herself.”
Rek blamed Horka’s death on a local anti-vax movement:— Metro (@MetroUK) January 20, 2022
‘I know exactly who influenced her … It makes me sad that she believed strangers more than her proper family.' pic.twitter.com/yDPoZs9tA7
Horká had been sharing posts from unvaccinated public figures on social media, and Rek was asked if he blamed those people for his mother’s death.
I think so because those people have the power to influence and I don’t blame their ‘followers’ but I mind their status of authority…
I think there is importance of communication even from their side and some sort of self-reflection.”
The idea of intentionally trying to catch the Omicron COVID variant is increasingly popular, but doctors have warned against doing so. Dr. Robert Murphy, executive director of the Havey Institute for Global Health at Northwestern University in Chicago says,
“People are talking about Omicron like it’s a bad cold. It is not a bad cold. It’s a life-threatening disease.”
Hana Horkad, a popular anti-vax folk singer in the Czech Republic, needed to get the virus to have a health pass to perform in venues so she deliberately caught it from her vaccinated husband and son. Now, she’s dead. https://t.co/o401r54JIi— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) January 20, 2022
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