A well-known Czech anti-vax singer dies after deliberately contracting COVID-19 in order to obtain a health pass to be able to drink at a bar over Christmas with her family. She wanted to it without getting vaccinated.
Hana Horka, from the band Asonance, passed away on Sunday at the age of 57, her family shared the news with EU news media yesterday.
The hospital has not released any information about whether Hana had any underlying health issues.
Getting a health pass
Czech citizens need to be fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from the virus to enter bars, restaurants, and most cultural venues and her son Jan Rek told Czech media that his mother had refused to get the COVID vaccine and had been exposed herself to infection to obtain a health pass.
“My mother decided to live a normal life” – [ Hana Horka ]
Rek told public radio iRozhlas that both he and his father — who are both vaccinated — tested positive for COVID-19 in December.
“[My mother] decided to live normally with us and preferred to catch the disease rather than be vaccinated,” he said.
Two days before her death, Horka had posted on Facebook that she had survived infection and was preparing to use a health pass for “theatre, sauna, a concert”.
Czech anti-vax singer dies and son says (they have) “blood on their hands”
Her son has blamed her death on local anti-vaccine protesters, saying they have “blood on their hands” for convincing Horka not to get a covid vaccine jab.
“I know exactly who formed her opinion,” he told iRozhlas. “I am sad that she believed strangers more than her own family.”
“It was not only total misinformation but also claims about natural immunity and antibodies created by catching the disease.”
The country of 10.7 million people announced more than 20,000 new COVID infections on Tuesday.