VIDEO: Man who called coronavirus 'fake crisis' gets infected, issues warning
A Florida man who initially believed the coronavirus was a 'fake crisis' that was 'blown out of proportion' is now hospitalized along with his wife and is sounding a cautionary note about the deadly bug. "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 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," he added. The Uber driver 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.