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‘Shame On You:’ Obituary Points Blame After COVID-19 Death

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The family of a Texas man composed a harsh obituary to point blame for their loved one’s COVID-19 death on President Trump and those who refuse to wear masks.

Blame for a Texas man’s COVID-19 death belongs on the president, the governor and people who won’t wear masks to prevent its spread. That’s what the man’s widow says.

David Nagy was 79 when he died what his family called a “needless death.” He died, his widow says, alone in an intensive care unit on July 22. Safety protocols forced her and three of their five children to watch from behind a glass wall.

She blames President Donald Trump, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other politicians. The obituary she wrote targets those politicians she said “did not take this pandemic seriously and were more concerned with their popularity and votes than lives.”

But she didn’t stop there.

She also blames people who refuse to wear masks. (As well she should.)

She called them “ignorant, self centered and selfish people who refused to follow the advice of the medical professionals.” She accused them of putting their “right” not to wear a mask as more important than killing innocent people.

“Dave did everything he was supposed to do, but you did not,” Nagy wrote. “Shame on all of you, and may Karma find you all!”

I’ve heard plenty of ridiculous reasons people come up with for not wearing masks. Some of them come from God-fearing people.

But not following guidelines potentially puts other people at risk.

People should not, by now, have so difficult a time figuring this out!

I wouldn’t wish COVID-19 on anyone. Even people who are too self-centered to do what’s right.

Unfortunately, it may well take more of those people getting it for the message to ultimately start to sink in.

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 29 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.