Brian Lee Hitchens Jupiter Florida Uber driver who called coronavirus fake crises – gets infected along w/ wife and now issues cautionary warning as he now reveals at last testing negative.
‘I thought it was maybe the government trying something, and it was kind of like they threw it out there to kinda distract us,’ Brian Lee Hitchens told WPTV from his hospital bed.
‘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 an Uber driver, told the media outlet.
Brian Hitchens of Jupiter described his ordeal in a lengthy Facebook post.
‘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,’ he wrote.
A rollercoaster of emotions and realizations as a surprise await:
Hitchens said he continued downplaying the pandemic until he began feeling sick and stopped working.
A couple of days later, his wife, Reverend Erin Hitchen also began feeling unwell, so she went to a hospital and was told to go under quarantine.
But when the couple’s conditions worsened, Hitchens wrote, they went to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.
‘They admitted us right away and we both went to ICU. I started feeling better within a few days but my wife got worse to the point where they sedated her and put her on the ventilator,’ he said.
‘I was never put ventilator and started feeling better feeling stronger never had terrible aches and pains just weak and exhausted,’ Hitchens said, adding that his wife remains sedated.
‘After 3 weeks I have come to accept that my wife may pass away and the peace I have about it is that I know without a shadow of a doubt that she will be going home to be with the Lord but I also do believe in miracles and I’m holding on to the chance that she may get healed but if not I am thankful for her I know we’ve been married for 8 years,’ he said.
He added: ‘So think about what I wrote and think about if this thing is a fake crisis.
‘Looking back I should have wore a mask in the beginning but I didn’t and perhaps I’m paying the price for it now but I know that if it was me that gave it to my wife I know that she forgives me and I know that God forgives me.’
In a Facebook late last week, Hitchens said he was feeling ‘a lot better then a few weeks ago’ but he still has COVID-19 ‘and some pneumonia’ in his lungs.
Come Monday, he announced he was negative, posting: ‘I just got to get something off my chest this morning. To all you haters out there that has sent me the nasty messages saying I deserve to die and all that I just got one thing to say to you and I hope you’re reading this loud and clear ready for this “I AM NEGATIVE”! “PRAISE THE LORD!”
As of Monday morning there were 45,588 reported known cases of coronavirus in Florida with 1973 deaths.