A Florida man who initially believed the coronavirus was a “fake crisis” that was “blown out of proportion” is now hospitalized along with his wife — and is sounding a cautionary note about the deadly bug.
“I thought it was maybe the government trying something, and it was kind of like they threw it out there to kinda distract us,” Brian Hitchens told WPTV from his hospital bed.
“I’d get up in the morning and pray and trust in God for his protection, and I’d just leave it at that. There were all these masks and gloves. I thought it looks like a hysteria,” he added. …
Hitchens said he continued downplaying the pandemic until he began feeling sick and stopped working.
A couple of days later, his wife also began feeling unwell, so she went to a hospital and was told to go under quarantine.
But when the couple’s conditions worsened, Hitchens wrote, they went to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.
“They admitted us right away and we both went to ICU. I started feeling better within a few days but my wife got worse to the point where they sedated her and put her on the ventilator,” he said.
“I was never put ventilator and started feeling better feeling stronger never had terrible aches and pains just weak and exhausted,” Hitchens said, adding that his wife remains sedated.
“After 3 weeks I have come to accept that my wife may pass away … Looking back I should have wore a mask in the beginning but I didn’t …”
I’m reminded of heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson, who said that everyone has a plan in a fight — which lasts until the moment they get punched in the nose. Reality intervenes.
(As Karl Popper noted, that’s why we invented thinking. In thinking, various future selves could … get interrupted and not finish what they were writing. Some other time.)
Too late smart, too soon old — German saying.