December 6th According to a U.S. media report on the 5th, a Michigan priest encouraged people to be infected with the novel coronavirus while coughing, saying that “the infection will end soon after the infection is over soon as possible”. This controversial statement caused him to be criticized a lot, and some netizens angrily denounced “I can’t believe it”.
The pastor named Bart Spencer was shared on social media during a Nov. sermon, according to local media coverage from The Hill Reasons. Don’t worry about the novel coronavirus. Many people have already passed, and no one has died. Spencer said, “It doesn’t matter. If you have contracted (COVID-19), hurry up and (life) can continue.” Spencer in the video also coughed for a while, but he said that he was “all right”.
The video was originally posted by the church on its official website, but it has now been removed. American netizens heatedly discussed Spencer’s irresponsible remarks in the discussion group, and many people criticized “he was crazy” and “If it were his child (infected), he would definitely not think so”. Someone used his controversial remarks to appeal to the public: “Don’t be misled by such people! Coronavirus is real and will die! Please protect yourself!”
Despite strong opposition from the local residents, Spencer himself did not change his attitude. “I would never let them get active, but people don’t know how they’re going to get it,” he defended in an interview with Fox News 17. He also mentioned that due to the worsening of the epidemic, churches have changed many activities to online, but offline activities have not been completely cancelled and masks are not mandatory.
According to the statistics of the Michigan Department of Health, as of the 5th local time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases and the number of confirmed cases in the state has reached 395,036, and the number of deaths has reached 9,854. ( Overseas Network Zhao Jianxing)