(CNN)– Czech folk singer Hana Horká, who opposed getting vaccinated against covid-19, died after catch By the way, according to his son.
Horká, singer of the folk band Asonance, died Sunday, aged 57, after intentionally exposing herself to covid-19 at home while her son and husband contracted it, CNN affiliate CNN Prima News reported.
Horká wanted to get infected so he could “get out of covid-19,” his son, Jan Rek, told Prima News on Monday.
“I came here because the debate is very important and I want to warn people,” Rek said. He also added that both he and his father had been vaccinated.
“My mom wanted to get sick so she could get the covid-19 pass,” Rek recounted. “She told me, and she even did it publicly, that she wanted to get infected, to get out of covid-19.”
Rek said her mother received incorrect information about the virus “from her social circle”.
Horká was “purposely ignoring some facts and comments that belied his arguments,” Rek added. “She wanted to get sick on purpose,” he insisted.
“Sometimes it even had information away from general health. But there has always been an underlying thought that nature will take care of everything and that only we know ourselves best,” he added.
“It wasn’t extreme at home. She was always open to choice and wasn’t too anti-vaccination,” he explained.
Rek also said that she even agreed with some of her mother’s arguments, “like when we talked about preventative medicine. But once it was time to question, she built a thick wall around herself.”
Hana Horká shared posts from public figures who did not want to be vaccinated on social networks. Rek was asked if she blamed these people for her mother’s death.
“I think so because those people have the power to influence and I don’t blame their ‘followers.’ But I do care about their authority status,” he replied. “I think communication is important even on your part and some kind of self-reflection.”
The idea of intentionally trying to contract the omicron variant of the new coronavirus is increasingly popular, but doctors have warned about the risks of doing so.
“People talk about [la variante] ómicron as if it were a bad cold. It’s not a bad cold,” said Dr. Robert Murphy, executive director of the Havey Institute for Global Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill. “It’s a life-threatening illness.”
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Hana Horká, Czech anti-vaccine singer, dies after contracting covid-19 on purpose, says her son