Florida Man Who Claimed God Would Protect Him Now Infected With COVID-19.
Brian Hitchens of Jupiter, Florida, was once a coronavirus skeptic who claimed that God would protect him from the virus, but after being infected and hospitalized he has changed his opinion.
WPTV West Palm Beach reports:
A Jupiter man, who admits he was skeptical that the coronavirus was a real threat, has a new outlook after contracting the virus.
Around this time last month, Jupiter rideshare driver Brian Hitchens was a self-proclaimed COVID-19 skeptic…
He made Facebook posts downplaying the seriousness and sticking to his faith, saying God is bigger than this virus will ever be…
Fast forward to this week and Hitchens has a whole new outlook from his hospital bed at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center as a coronavirus-positive patient.
Hitchens told WPTV:
I thought it was maybe the government trying something, and it was kind of like they threw it out there to kinda distract us.
I’d get up in the morning and pray and trust in God for his protection, and I’d just leave it at that. There were all these masks and gloves. I thought it looks like a hysteria.
However, after he and his wife were hospitalized with the COVID-19 virus, Hitchens is singing a different tune. A somber Hitchens said:
I don’t want to see anyone go through what I went through.
In a lengthy Facebook post Hitchens explained:
Many people still think that the Coronavirus is a fake crisis which at one time I did too and not that I thought it wasn’t a real virus going around but at one time I felt that it was blown out of proportion and it wasn’t that serious.
After explaining that both he and his wife have been hospitalized with the coronavirus, and noting that his wife is currently on a ventilator and may not survive, Hitchens cautions:
This thing is nothing to be messed with please listen to the authorities and heed the advice of the experts.
So just think about what I said and if you have to go out please use wisdom and don’t be foolish like I was so the same thing won’t happen to you like it happened to me and my wife.