(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, at the age of 57, after intentionally exposing herself to covid-19 at home while her son and husband were sick, CNN affiliate CNN Prima News reported.
Horká wanted to get infected so he could “end 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 were 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.
“I even lived sometimes with information not related to health in general. But there has always been this underlying thought that nature will take care of everything and that only we know ourselves better,” 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. And she asked Rek if she blamed those 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 catch the omicron variant of the new coronavirus is growing in popularity, but doctors have warned against 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.”