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Ohio man, 37, dies from coronavirus after claiming pandemic was just ‘hype’ in a Facebook post

Ohio man, 37, dies from coronavirus after claiming the pandemic which has killed more than 135,000 people was just ‘hype’ in a Facebook post

  • Richard Rose, 37, died on July 3, two days after testing positive for coronavirus 
  • But before the US Army veteran’s death, he accused Democrats of spreading false information about the pandemic
  • In an April 28 Facebook post, Rose declared that he wasn’t buying into the ‘hype’
  • He also made it clear that he would not be wearing a mask as recommended 
  • But on July 1, Rose started feeling ill and wrote that he had COVID-19 symptoms
  • That same day he announced positive test results and that he’d be quarantining 

A 37-year-old Ohio man who claimed the coronavirus pandemic was just ‘hype’ in a Facebook post despite the virus sickening more than 3.2 million and killing at least 135,000 Americans, has died. 

Richard Rose wrote on Facebook that he was experiencing COVID-19 symptoms on July 1 and went to get tested. The US Army veteran tested positive and died from the virus at his home just two days later, according to Insider. 

But before Rose’s death, he voiced his support for President Donald Trump, slammed the Black Lives Matter movement and accused Democrats of spreading false information about the pandemic.

Richard Rose (pictured), 37, of Ohio, who claimed in a Facebook post that the coronavirus pandemic was just ‘hype’, has died after testing positive for the virus

He claimed on April 28 that the pandemic was just 'hype', saying: 'Let make this clear. I'm not buying a f**king mask. I've made it this far by not buying into that damn hype'

He claimed on April 28 that the pandemic was just ‘hype’, saying: ‘Let make this clear. I’m not buying a f**king mask. I’ve made it this far by not buying into that damn hype’

He also claimed on April 28 that the pandemic was just ‘hype’, saying: ‘Let make this clear. I’m not buying a f**king mask. I’ve made it this far by not buying into that damn hype.’ 

On May 12, Rose wrote: ‘I’ve gotten sick of turning my tv on to political smear ads and shit about COVID. So yesterday I turned my cable box in. I’ve also started snoozing people on here. It’s time to block out negativity.’

Leading up to his death, Rose shared updates about his health, writing on July 1: ‘I’ve been very sick the past few days. 

‘Symptoms of Covid-19. This morning I finally got swabbed. I should know soon what the results are. I just want to feel good again!’

Later that day he revealed that he had tested positive for the virus

‘Well. I’m officially under quarantine for the next 14 days. I just tested positive for COVID-19. Sucks because I had just started a new job!’ 

On May 12, Rose (pictured) wrote: 'I've gotten sick of turning my tv on to political smear ads and shit about COVID. So yesterday I turned my cable box in. I've also started snoozing people on here. It's time to block out negativity'

On May 12, Rose (pictured) wrote: ‘I’ve gotten sick of turning my tv on to political smear ads and shit about COVID. So yesterday I turned my cable box in. I’ve also started snoozing people on here. It’s time to block out negativity’

Leading up to his death, Rose shared updates about his health, writing on July 1: 'I've been very sick the past few days. Symptoms of Covid-19. This morning I finally got swabbed. I should know soon what the results are. I just want to feel good again!'

Leading up to his death, Rose shared updates about his health, writing on July 1: ‘I’ve been very sick the past few days. Symptoms of Covid-19. This morning I finally got swabbed. I should know soon what the results are. I just want to feel good again!’

That same day he announced his positive test results, saying he would be quarantining for 14 days

That same day he announced his positive test results, saying he would be quarantining for 14 days 

On July 2, Rose shared: ‘This covid shit sucks! I’m so out of breath just sitting here.’ 

Nick Conley, was Rose’s friend, told Cleveland 19 that everyone was ‘blown away’ by Rose’s death 

‘You hear about this virus and you don’t expect it to affect people, younger people like ourselves,’ Conley told the station.

Conley added: ‘It’s horrible that we lost Rick but the even more tragic part of that is who else became infected because of the actions that he chose.’

Ohio has reported more than 65,000 confirmed cases with at least 3,058 deaths.

The state reported a single-day record of 1,525 newly reported coronavirus cases on Friday.

There are more than 3.2 million confirmed cases in the US and at least 135,066 deaths

There are more than 3.2 million confirmed cases in the US and at least 135,066 deaths 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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