A Czech singer and folk musician, the son of an unvaccinated Czech father who passed away last week after accidentally catching COVID-19 to live a more ‘free’ lifestyle, lashed out against anti-vaxxers because he filled his mother with false information.
Jan Rek is the son of Hana Horka folk singer. He also shared his tragic mother’s last moments just before her death on Sunday.
Horka, aged 57, was in sufficient health on the day she died to go for a walk. However, she began complaining about her back pain and went into her bedroom to rest.
Rek told the BBC that in 10 minutes, it was over. She choked to death.
Horka reportedly believed that catching the virus would allow her to avoid needing the vaccine, leading to her celebration upon learning she had contracted the virus.
Rek attributed her death to anti-vaxxers from the Central European country.
“You took my mom, who had all of her arguments on you basis. After the death of his mother, Rek posted a Facebook message calling you a waste.
Pictured: Jan Rek, left, son of folk singer Hana Horka, right
Horka was the Czech folk singer Asonance before she tragically died.
Horka, shown here, believed that she could avoid being vaccinated by catching the virus. She was delighted to learn that she had in fact contracted it.
Horka was previously the Czech folk band Asonance’s lead singer. She had already posted about her illness on social media and received many messages welcoming the virus.
According to her family, she said that she was happy to get COVID as she could obtain a medical pass which would permit her to travel to places blocked for those who have not been vaccinated or recently recovered from infection.
She wrote, “I am very happy about this because it would allow me to have a free life, just like everybody else and return to the theatre, the sauna, or the theater.”
‘I survived… It was intense. So now there will be the theatre, sauna, a concert… and an urgent trip to the sea,’ she wrote on Friday, just two days before the virus would ultimately claim her life.
Rek stated that although his mother died without having been given vaccines at her time, she didn’t believe any conspiracy theories surrounding COVID vaccines.
Pictured: Czech folk singer Hana Horka, 57, who died Sunday after purposefully contracting COVID in order to avoid getting the vaccine
Jan Rek stated that his mother was infected by the virus shortly after his father and he were both vaccinated.
She stated that her philosophy was that Covid was better than being vaccinated. He said that they would not be microchipped, but that it was unlikely.
Rek said that Horka contracted the virus because his mother kept in touch with Rek and his father even though they were both vaccinated.
The number of cases of covid in Czech Republic hit a new high Wednesday with 28469 cases being reported for a total population 10.7 millions. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, nearly 37,000 people have been killed in this country.
The latest data shows that 63 percent are completely vaccinated in Czech Republic, which is lower than the EU average. A booster shot was administered to 31% of those who have had it.
There has always been resistance to getting the vaccine, in the United States and elsewhere.
Survey data from November revealed that half of American adults were reluctant to have COVID-19 vaccines in spring 2021.
Horka was ‘happy’ to contract COVID because she would be able to obtain a health pass that would allow her to visit venues blocked to those without proof of vaccination
Boston, New York, Barcelona and Barcelona had conducted surveys with approximately 6,000 adults. This included participants from throughout the United States. Approximately 21 percent indicated that they would not consent to the COVID vaccine.
Over half the respondents stated that they would not change their mind about vaccinations. Only 13 percent suggested getting advice from close friends or family members.
9 percent stated that it would be helpful to get a referral from a doctor in the family.
Survey data revealed that people who are conservatives and live in poverty as well as those who work outside of the home are more likely to oppose vaccination.
It was done in April 2021 prior to the Omicron, Delta, and Omicron variations exploding in the US, vaccination incentive programs, mandates, or other initiatives. Census.gov reports that about 15% of Americans are still unvaccinated.