"I think I made a mistake" ... 30 y/o Dies after Attending COVID-19 Party

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A San Antonio doctor says a man in his 30s who thought the coronavirus was a “hoax” died from the disease after attending a COVID-19 party.

Dr. Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at San Antonio’s Methodist Hospital, says lately she’s been hearing about COVID-19 parties, which young people allegedly attend to see who gets infected first or who can survive the virus.

“One of the things that was heart-wrenching that he said to his nurse was, ‘You know, I think I made a mistake.'"

In its entirety: 'I think I made a mistake': Young man from Texas dies after attending COVID-19 party

It is imperative that we take all of this seriously.

herring_RN, ASN, BSN

Specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical. Has 49 years experience.

Almost certainly a tragic avoidable death.

A Hit With The Ladies, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych. Has 5 years experience.

Did you know that thousands of Americans die annually from drunk driving accidents? Maybe we ought to go back to Prohibition times and ban alcoholic beverages!

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Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

14 hours ago, A Hit With The Ladies said:

Did you know that thousands of Americans die annually from drunk driving accidents? Maybe we ought to go back to Prohibition times and ban alcoholic beverages!

Red herring.

A Hit With The Ladies, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych. Has 5 years experience.

So how many thirtysomethings in the U.S. have died from Corona anyway?

ladycody, BSN, RN

Specializes in CWON. Has 9 years experience.

14 minutes ago, Nurse SMS said:

Red herring.

Ugh...just headache inducing.

umbdude, MSN, NP

Specializes in Psych/Mental Health. Has 4 years experience.

We do ban the act of drinking and driving, and there are numerous programs designed to intervene drunk driving as there are to heroin overdose and suicide.

Just because hundreds of thousands of people die naturally everyday doesn't mean we just sit and do nothing about preventable deaths.

ah I hate seeing young(er) people constantly getting the blame for spreading this. Nobody is having 'corona' parties, just like the tide pods that .0001% of teenagers were eating a couple years back

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

Just now, DMQ48 said:

ah I hate seeing young(er) people constantly getting the blame for spreading this. Nobody is having 'corona' parties, just like the tide pods that .0001% of teenagers were eating a couple years back

Given that the patients themselves have told us Yes, they are.....what are you basing your opinion on??

Who would admit that they intentionally infected themselves with this virus, if nothing else other than embarrassment?

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

3 minutes ago, DMQ48 said:

Who would admit that they intentionally infected themselves with this virus, if nothing else other than embarrassment?

Ones who are frightened and regretful and feeling guilty for having contributed to the spread I am assuming. Nurses are the most trusted profession out there. I have been told a ton of stuff I would have rather not known and made me scratch my head.

I don't think anyone is blaming "young ones" so much as blaming the people denying this is happening.

I don't know, I guess it's just me, but I always thought it was weird that anyone would admit they smoked. Like why would you give that info to the hospital that's going to report it to your insurance company and charge you an extra $300 a month? Or that you go on the occasional bender and so they won't give you painkillers after an accident when you are legit in pain.

But people do it for some reason, I don't know why LOL, so I guess I'm an exception.

TBH, I'm questioning if he would have revealed this if he knew it would be made so public after his death. San Antonio isn't that big of a city. I'm sure announcing this is pretty stigmatizing for his family and I doubt he would have wanted that.