WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Brian Hitchens initially called the coronavirus a “fake crisis”.
- However, that changed when he began feeling sick, his wife following a few days later.
- They found out they were infected with the virus and were admitted to the ICU, his wife’s condition worsened and she was sedated and put on a ventilator.
Initially, Brian Hitchens believed that the current coronavirus pandemic was a “fake crisis.” However, both he and his wife are now hospitalized, infected with the deadly disease.
The Florida man originally thought that the crisis was “the government trying something” to distract people, he told WPTV from his hospital bed.
Seeing all the masks and gloves that others were wearing, he said it looked like “a hysteria.” “I’d get up in the morning and pray and trust in God for his protection, and I’d just leave it at that.”
He is sounding a cautionary note, writing in a Facebook post about how he continued thinking the pandemic was being “blown out of proportion” and that it wasn’t “that serious.” However, that changed when the Uber driver started feeling sick and had to stop working. After a few days, his wife also began feeling ill. The hospital advised her to undergo quarantine.
Still, the couple’s condition worsened, and they decided to go to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center where they were immediately admitted into the ICU. Though Hitchens says he began feeling better after a few days, his wife’s condition worsened to the point she had to be sedated and put on the ventilator. His wife still remains sedated.
After three weeks, Hitchens has come to accept the possibility of his wife passing, but is at peace knowing “she will be going home to be with the Lord.”
“Looking back I should have wore a mask in the beginning but I didn’t and perhaps I’m paying the price for it now but I know that if it was me that gave it to my wife I know that she forgives me and I know that God forgives me,” Hitchens wrote on Facebook.
Source: New York Post