Texas Family’s Mask-Free Party Leaves 14 People With COVID-19, One Dead and One on Life Support
How many people have to die before people realize that going to a party in the middle of a pandemic is not the best idea?
We’ve seen countless stories of people contracting COVID-19 after large gatherings. Just recently, there were eight confirmed coronavirus cases linked to a house party in New York, 18 people who got the virus after a surprise birthday party, a teen who died of it after going to a church party, and now we’ve got the latest. Warning: It’s not a happy ending.
One family in Texas recently decided to have a party, no masks necessary. They figured coronavirus was a hoax and no one needed to take any precautions.
Well, it turns out that a few days after the part, a whopping 14 people who attended the party were diagnosed with coronavirus. While most of them are expected to recover, one died from the virus and one is on life support.
Just a day after the party, the host himself, Tony Green, woke up feeling sick and just a couple days after that his partner, as well as his parents, also felt ill. It was like a domino effect, soon affecting his mother-in-law and sister-in-law, and soon after, the parents of a newborn baby got it.
Green’s partner’s father, Rafael Ceja, was the one who was put on life support, and his partner’s grandmother, Marisa, was the one who died of it.
Green admitted that he originally wasn’t concerned about the global health crisis, but wanted to send a warning to others who might have shared his initial thoughts that the pandemic is, in fact, very real.
“In great haste, I began prognosticating the alphabet soup about this ‘scamdemic,’” Green said. “I believed the virus to be a hoax. I believed the mainstream media and the Democrats were using it to create panic, crash the economy and destroy Trump’s chances at re-election.”
“I am calling myself out first, but now this is personal, and I fell on my sword,” he continued. “And I promise you, if we continue being more worried about the disruption to our lives than we are about stopping this virus, not one American will be spared.”
Green even attempted to begin a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for everyone who became ill at the party, but people weren’t too happy about him throwing the party in the first place, so it wasn’t very well received.
“I cannot help but feel responsible for convincing our families it was safe to have a get-together,” Green concluded. “There’s a lot of things that I would have done differently.”
We’ll bet! Would you attend a large gathering right now?