Czech Folk Singer Dies From Deliberately Catching COVID-19

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A Czech folk singer has died from intentionally catching COVID-19 in a bid to evade the need for a vaccination. The now former Asonance vocalist, Hana Horká, refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and, instead; voluntarily exposed herself to the virus.

According to The Guardian, the 57-year-old exposed herself to her vaccinated husband and son, who both caught the virus before Christmas. Hana’s son, Jan Rek revealed his mother deliberately contracted COVID to obtain a health pass that would have allowed her to visit venues without proof of vaccination.

Speaking recently to public radio,, Jan revealed; “She decided to continue to live normally with us and preferred to catch the disease than to get vaccinated.” The Czech Republic requires proof of vaccination or recent infection to enter many venues, including those where Hana’s band performed.

As her son explained, the singer believed that becoming infected would permit her entry into venues and get back performing.  According to reports, Hana shared her news of contracting the virus on social media although she claimed to be “recovering.” However, Hana passed away two days later due to complications brought on from her deliberate infection. “Now there will be theatre, sauna, a concert… and an urgent trip to the sea,” she wrote.

Jan explains that on the day of his mother’s death, she had been on a walk when she back began to feel pain in her back. Upon her return home, Hana decided to lay down for a bit before – as Jan continues; “In about 10 minutes it was all over. She choked to death.”

Speaking to, Jan added that although his mother was not a conspiracy theorist, she had been misinformed by Czech leaders of the anti-vaccination movement. Hanna’s son believes her decision not to get inoculated was influenced by people spreading misinformation. Rek said anyone who convinces another person not to get vaccinated has “blood on their hands.”

I know exactly who influenced her… It makes me sad that she believed strangers more than her proper family,” Rek said. “It wasn’t just total disinformation but also views on natural immunity and antibodies acquired through infection.”