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Woman Who Mocked COVID-19 Dies From Virus Two Weeks Later

A Texas woman who mocked the ongoing COVID-19 health threat as a “hoax” on social media has died of the virus.

As Twitter user @sunnmcheaux posted, on March 14th Karen Kolb Sehlke shared a lengthy coronavirus “hoax” rant on her Facebook. On April 2, her family launched a GoFundMe campaign to pay for her medical and funeral costs.

The third tweet below carries a Facebook post that has been attributed to a friend of the deceased, but I haven’t been able to confirm that.

The same Twitter user noted that initially, the GoFundMe listed the cause of death as COVID-19. The campaign has since been edited to now say cause of death unknown.

The campaign raised more than $35,000 before the family stopped further donations.

The Facebook rant has reportedly been removed as well.

I agree with Sunn m’Cheaux that the point of highlighting this story isn’t to mock the woman’s death but to understand the ongoing risks and widespread effects of the disease.

(h/t JoeMyGod)

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