Popular Fitness Guru Dies Of Covid After Believing It’s Fake

Popular Fitness Guru Dies Of Covid After Believing It’s Fake

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Popular Fitness Guru Dies Of Covid After Believing It’s Fake. Dmitriy Stuzhuk photos: https://www.instagram.com/stuzhuk_dmitriy/

A 33-year-old Ukrainian fitness influencer who promoted a healthy lifestyle died of the coronavirus after admitting to his 1.1 million Instagram followers that he had previously said covid-19 was fake.

Appearing to be in excellent condition but needing oxygen, Dmitriy Stuzhuk told his fans he contracted the virus on a trip to Turkey. He said he woke up in Turkey with breathing difficulties and developed a cough the following day, the Sun reported.

Back in his native Ukraine, Stuzhuk tested positive and was hospitalized.

“The hospital is completely filled with people, some of them being treated in corridors,” he posted.

“I was one who thought that COVID does not exist… until I got sick,” Stuzhuk posted on Instagram, saying that his condition was “stable.” “COVID-19 IS NOT A SHORT-LIVED DISEASE! And it is heavy.”

After eight days in the crowded Kyiv hospital, he was allowed to leave. He was rushed back within hours after his condition deteriorated.

The U.S. is not the only country with covid deniers but it leads the world in reported cases (8,471,540) and by far the most reported deaths (225,517). Many people in the U.S. refuse to wear face masks, and some believe the pandemic is fake.

Experts told Business Insider that people deny or minimize the risk of covid-19 mostly because the virus itself has been politicized.

“Many of Trump’s supporters have cosigned the president’s downplaying of the virus and the pandemic at large,” Business Insider reported. “These efforts led to protests against shutdowns, mask orders, and other efforts to quell the spread of the virus.”

Another factor in denying or calling covid fake is that in the U.S., more than any other country, people have a penchant for “freedom” and free choice to make decisions they feel affect them, according to Joseph Eisenberg, an epidemiologist from the University of Michigan.

“The culture in the U.S. is more about independence and not being told what to do,” Eisenberg told BI. “There’s a larger sector of our population that on principle doesn’t think we should be forced to wear a mask, and they might want to show themselves as an example of that.”

Soon after Stuzhuk left the hospital, his ex-wife Sofia Stuzhuk, 25, announced that he was in “grave condition” and unconscious with an underlying heart condition.

“His heart is not coping”, Sofia posted. She later posted that he had died from heart complications triggered by the covid-19 infection.

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The couple split up six months ago after she complained of “constant betrayal, cursing, showdown and stress” but recently said they were back on good terms.

They have three children: David, Lola and Olivia. The youngest is 9 months old.

“We were no longer together, but it hurts me no less,” Sofia posted. “I am so sorry… I’m sorry. Thank you for everything, my important person, my main teacher, my guide, the father of my children.”

In closing, she wrote, “You are our guardian angel and your love will always protect our angels. How painful it is to realize… Blessed memory of you, Dima Stuzhuk.”