A Christian Uber driver from Florida who initially dismissed the coronavirus pandemic as “hysteria” has issued a warning after he and his wife were diagnosed with the disease.
“I thought it was maybe the government trying something, and it was kind of like they threw it out there to kinda distract us,” said [Brian] Hitchens.
He made Facebook posts downplaying the seriousness and sticking to his faith, saying God is bigger than this virus will ever be.
“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,” Hitchens explained.
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.
“I don’t want to see anyone go through what I went through,” Hitchens said.
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