The Covid-19 wrath does not seem to be ending anytime soon, and several new variants continue to be discovered every passing day. Getting contracted with this virus can be deadly. However, a Chinese singer and songwriter has done the unthinkable.
A recent report suggests that Jane Zhang has tested positive for coronavirus, driven by the BF.7 Omicron variant.
Since then she has been facing massive backlash after she revealed that she deliberately infected herself with the coronavirus. She reportedly explained that she wanted to catch the virus so that she would not be at risk of infection during the concert, which is held at the end of December.
In a now-deleted post, Jane wrote, “I was concerned that my condition during the New Year’s Eve performance would be affected, so I met a group of people who have tested positive since I currently have time to recover from the virus.”
The 38-year-old singer added that she went to sleep after she began to have symptoms such as fever, sore throat, and body aches. She also explained that her symptoms were similar to that of a COVID patient but only lasted for a day.
“After sleeping for a day and a night, all my symptoms disappeared … I just drank plenty of water and took vitamin C, without taking any medicine before I got well,” she added.
In no time, the singer invited netizens' wrath even though she deleted the post. Soon Reacting to her post on Twitter, a Twitter user wrote, “How tone deaf can someone be’ whereas another one shared a GIF that read ‘Wow she is super dumb”. Another said, “Singer #JaneZhang says that she’s worried she’ll be sick for New Year's concerts, so she decided to visit some covid+ people to get sick and get over it Now she’s getting bashed because she said she recovered in 1 day, lost weight and now has good skin😂”
The Covid-19 wave has reportedly evolved and China is struck with Omicron BF.18.104.22.168, also called as BF.7. It is known to be a mutant variant of the Omicron and has the highest transmissibility amongst all Covid variants so far.
The R0 value of this mutant as per studies is approximately 10-18.6 which means that any infected individual can infect 10-18.6 people around him. Also, there is a quicker infection rate of this virus, in hours, which makes it difficult to be detected in RT-PCR tests, reported India.com.
People who are not vaccinated or have weaker immunity such as elderly citizens, children, pregnant females or ones with multiple co-morbidities (cancer, uncontrolled diabetes, cardiac or kidney diseases) are at a high risk of catching this infection.
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