A 21-year-old Tennessee girl who bragged on social media about not paying attention to the coronavirus outbreak has been determined to have the deadly virus.
Ireland Tate kidded about not adhering to guidelines to stay at home and practice social distancing in the midst of the pandemic only days before she fell sick, news station WZTV revealed.
In a social media, the Nashville inhabitant told her followers that she’s “aware that we’re supposed to be self-quarantining and social distancing” to “keep everyone safe” — but that she wasn’t worried.
“Cool. I get it. I simply don’t believe that I will get the infection,” Tate said in the video.
But only few days later, Tate found herself suffering from symptoms associated with the dangerous virus and tested positive.
“It feels like someone is sitting on my chest at all times,” she said. “It’s really hard to breathe. I’ve coughed until my throat has bled.”
Tate said she likely got the infection from her friends and she’s presently cautioning other youngsters to remain at home.
“While it may not be affecting you, you could be affecting someone’s grandma or grandpa or aunt or uncle or sister,” Tate told the outlet.