37-Year-Old Ohio Man Died From COVID-19 After Refusing To Buy Into The ‘Hype’
An Ohio man who openly criticized public health measures in preventing the spread of the coronavirus over social media has just died from Covid-19, according to Business Insider.
- 37-year old Richard “Rick” Rose passed away from complications due to Covid-19 in his Port Clinton, Ohio home, after months of sharing online that he was flouting public health directives.
- On April 28th, Rose said in one Facebook post:
"Let make this clear. I'm not buying a f---ing mask. I've made it this far by not buying into that damn hype."
- In other posts, Rose shared memes comparing masks to Islamic veils and wrote about how he was tired of hearing about Covid-19 on the news.
- He then proceeded to “check-in” on Facebook at various bars and restaurants throughout the month of June.
- On July 1st, Rose revealed he was feeling ill and that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
"I've been very sick the past few days," he wrote. "This morning I finally got swabbed. I should know soon what the results are. I just want to feel good again!"
- He passed away just days later on July 3rd.
- In recent days, a video has gone viral on Twitter that highlights his Facebook posts and chronicles Rose’s denialism lasting until his untimely death.