A 21-year-old Tennessee woman who bragged about not engaging in “social distancing” practices amid the CCP virus pandemic said that she contracted the disease.
“It feels like someone is sitting on my chest at all times. It’s really hard to breathe. I’ve coughed until my throat has bled,” Ireland Tate said in a video, describing her symptoms, according to Fox17.
But just days before, Tate said in a video that she doesn’t believe she will contract the CCP virus.
The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China before it was transmitted worldwide.
“So, I’m aware that we’re supposed to be self-quarantining and social distancing all these things to keep everyone safe. Cool. I get it,” she said. “I just don’t think that I’m going to get the virus.”
Tate said that she likely contracted the potentially fatal virus from a friend. She is now warning other younger people to stay home as health experts have said that elderly people and individuals with underlying conditions are most at risk of dying from the virus.
“While it may not be affecting you, you could be affecting someone’s grandma or grandpa or aunt or uncle or sister,” Tate told Fox17.
Dr. James Hildreth, president of Meharry Medical College and part of Nashville’s Coronavirus Task Force, also warned that it’s “clearly not the case” that only elderly and people with health problems will be affected by the virus.
This week, a man in Miami for spring break apologized after telling news outlets “if I get corona, I get corona.” Brady Sluder wrote on Instagram that he “would like to sincerely apologize for the insensitive comment.”