According to her family, a pro-vax Czech folk singer died after she deliberately contracted COVID in order to obtain a health pass that would have allowed her to visit the sauna and the theatre, according to the Czech Press Agency. It is necessary to show proof of vaccination or recent infection in order to gain access to cultural and sporting facilities, as well as to travel and visit bars and restaurants in the EU member state, which is grappling with an increasing COVID count.
Hana Horka, the vocalist for the band Asonance, died on Sunday at the age of 57, according to her son Jan Rek. Hana Horka was a native of the Czech Republic. Rek told public radio station iRozhlas.cz that she voluntarily exposed herself to the virus after her husband and son, who were both vaccinated, contracted it before Christmas. In a statement released on Monday, he stated that the woman “decided to continue to live normally with us and preferred to catch the disease rather than get vaccinated.”
Horka took to social media just two days before her death to say, “I survived… It was intense.” Consequently, “there will be a trip to the theatre, a sauna, a concert… and an urgent trip to the sea,” she continued. A local anti-vaccine movement, Rek claimed, was responsible for his mother’s death, claiming that its leaders had persuaded her against vaccination and thus had “blood on their hands.”
“I know exactly who had an impact on her… It saddens me that she placed more trust in strangers than in her own family. It wasn’t just complete misinformation; it also included viewpoints on natural immunity and antibodies acquired through infection, among other things “Rek shared his thoughts.
On Tuesday, the country with a population of 10.7 million people reported more than 20,000 new COVID infections.