Richard Rose, 37, wasn't buying the "hype" about masks in April. and laughed about going to a water park in mid-June. He died from complications from the coronavirus a few weeks later.
Source: Daily Dot
An Ohio man is serving as a cautionary tale after posting on Facebook that he refused to wear a mask — and subsequently dying of COVID-19.
Back in April, Richard Rose of Port Clinton, Ohio, made his thoughts on masks known:
“Let[’s] make this clear,” he wrote. “I’m not buying a f—king mask. I’ve made it this far by not buying into that damn hype.”
Two months later, he posted a photo of a semi-crowded pool party he attended, captioned “It’s not that packed lol.”
Within another two weeks, Rose shared that he was awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, which ultimately came back positive. He shared in a comment that he believed the pool party was where he contracted the novel coronavirus, though his Facebook suggested he was also spending time at bars and other similarly crowded locations.
Either way, by July 4, Rose was dead.
A collection of Facebook posts by Rose.
When you meet someone who shouts that they have the God-given right not to wear a mask at the dentist or on the bus or wherever, feel free to tell them about this chap
(Yes, I have checked the relevant fb timeline & funeral home obituary. This is real. His funeral was Wednesday) pic.twitter.com/rfGMImBYWb
— Seamus Ryan (@meanderingtripe) July 10, 2020
His friend Nick Conley posted this to Facebook, as yet another cautionary tale.