Man Hides Virus Symptoms From Hospital To See Wife Give Birth, Then She Got Sick

Tom Gantert

A man hid coronavirus symptoms from a hospital so he could see his wife give birth but she got sick.

Rochester, NY – A man hid his coronavirus symptoms so he could go to a hospital and join his expectant wife in the maternity ward.

The man admitted he was ill but only after his wife was showing symptoms of the coronavirus after giving birth, WROC reported.

After the incident, the University of Rochester Medicine and Rochester Regional Health mandated that all medical providers, staff, and visitors in all hospitals would have to wear a surgical mask at all times, according to WROC. Patients would not have to wear a mask unless they had coronavirus symptoms.

USA Today reported that the surgical mask mandate was not related to the man hiding his symptoms.

The University of Rochester Medicine began blocking most visitors two weeks ago in hopes of preventing the coronavirus from spreading.

The hospital’s exception to that rule included parents who had a child hospitalized; a person who has a family member near the end of life and one spouse or partner to assist a woman giving birth, USA Today reported.

Visitors were asked if they had been around anyone who might have the coronavirus and if they were in good health. If the visitors said all was fine, they were allowed in, USA Today reported.

"It was purely an honor system before," said UR Medicine spokesman Chip Partner, according to USA Today. "Now we're adding the temperature check."

The new policy is that visitors are checked for fever and then again every 12 hours the visitors remains in the hospital.

The state of New York had by far the most confirmed cases of the coronavirus through March.

Comments (24)
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LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

Hope this selfish a__hole didn't also have access to the infant. What the hell is wrong with people?

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Damn it, come on people!!! We're not going to whip this by being stupid or selfish!!!! Yes, it would be terrible to miss, but back in the day it was not permitted anyway so think about it!!!!! COME ON USA, WE IN THIS TOGETHER - LET'S WHIP IT!

cspcapt
cspcapt

Can anyone explain to me why it is ok for hospitals to inquire from a visitor if they had contact or have the virus, but not ok if a LEO ask someone according to a NY prosecutor? Double standard?

Ghost_00000001
Ghost_00000001

Look dude, you could have just Skyped or FaceTimed the whole thing. Hospital staff shouldn’t have a problem getting you to see it all via that route. We couldn’t even see my grandpa in the hospital when he was admitted a couple weeks ago but the hospital staff answered our calls and held it to him until we were done.

Rayb
Rayb

Lots of selfish A-Holes out there... this guy is the worst... karma will bite him!!

JHum
JHum

Perfect example of selfishness and stupidity. Too many people in NY with this mentality, that is why this city is overcome with this virus. Think of every medical professional he came in contact with.

JACQUEWB
JACQUEWB

That’s another ignorant Democrat who only thinks of himself & has no common sense.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I just watched a video from a British journalist in China. This situation would have never happened there. The problem with freedom is the expectation that all people will act like civilized human being by their own volition. The truth is far from it and as we have seen recently, there is a tipping point where too much freedom can lead to disaster (San Francisco). The liberal agenda is literally destroying this country from within. Just look at this video and take notice on how happy and coordinated the Chinese are during this outbreak. Also notice how beautiful their cities, apartments and malls are... https://www.facebook.com/rfkjr/videos/170145104027639/UzpfSTEwMDAwNTk5MDQ3Njk3MToxMzUyODA4ODIxNTk1NDU0/?id=100005990476971

run2net
run2net

Libtards will be Libtards!

MommaT
MommaT

This could have caused death to his loved ones. Not smart!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Idiot!👎

bryantrent
bryantrent

Idiot

GIJOE62
GIJOE62

I hope it was worth it, now because of your dumbass both your wife and new born baby could both die. Does everyone that lives in NY that freaking stupid? Just don't understand why you would jeopardize the life of your wife and the birth of your child. Not counting everyone else at the hospital. IDIOT!!!

Raymelson
Raymelson

If stupid was a virus half of new York would die out asap

cspcapt
cspcapt

They both save lives and both obey orders

AnonymousPO
AnonymousPO

Um... how do u know what political party he subscribes to ? Didn’t see that in the article .


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