A Czech folk singer has died after deliberately contracting Covid-19. Her son told BBC News. 57-year-old Hana Hurka was not vaccinated and wanted to contract the virus, so that she no longer had to live with the strictest Corona restrictions, but her plan was fatal.
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Hurca’s son, Jan Rik, said he and his father had been vaccinated twice, but they still had the virus. His mother, who had not been vaccinated herself, decided not to stay away from them and preferred to expose herself to the virus so she could get a pass to access certain locations. “She should have been isolated for a week because the tests were positive. But she was with us the whole time.
In the Czech Republic, proof of recent vaccination or infection with the virus is required to access many social and cultural venues, including cinemas, bars and cafes.
Horka was a member of Asonance, one of the oldest Czech folk bands. Two days before her death, she wrote on social media that she was recovering: “Now there will be a theater, a sauna and a concert.”
Sunday morning, the day she died, Horka said she was feeling better and would get dressed and go for a walk. But then her back started to hurt, and she went back to her bedroom. “It was over in about 10 minutes,” her son says. Choked.
Jan Rick said his mom didn’t believe in some of the more outlandish conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccines. Her philosophy was that she felt better about dealing with Covid than she did about being vaccinated. It doesn’t mean we’re going to get a chip or anything like that.”
The man now hopes that by telling his story, he can persuade others to vaccinate. “Having real-world examples is more powerful than just graphs and numbers. You can’t really empathize with numbers.”
The Czech Republic reported a record number of Covid-19 infections on Wednesday.
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