Fitness Influencer Didn’t Believe In COVID-19 Until He Died From It

A Ukrainian fitness influencer, Dmitriy Stuzhuk, who had publicly denied the existence of the Coronavirus several times has recently died from complications of the virus. In his final post on Instagram, he spoke to his followers to spread awareness about the severity of COVID-19.  View this post on Instagram КОРОНАВИРУС «COVID», ДЕНЬ 8 ⠀ Как вы все знаете из историй, я болею корлнавирусом. Сегодня, вернувшись домой, первый раз появился энтузиазм хотя бы что-то написать. Хочу поделиться, как я заболел и убедительно предостеречь всех: я тоже думал, что нет никакого ковида, и это все относительно. Пока сам не заболел. COVID-19 БОЛЕЗНЬ НЕ ЭФЕМЕРНАЯ! И тяжелая. Но обо всем по порядку. ⠀ Как это было? Плохо мне стало на второй день в Турции. Я проснулся среди ночи от того, что у меня отекла шея и было тяжело дышать. При этом немного побаливал живот. ⠀ На следующий день начал появляться кашель, но температуры никакой не было. Особых симптомов болезни тоже не было, поэтому я подумал, что это могут быть последствия после занятия спортом, смены климата и питания ну и плюс сон под кондиционером. ⠀ После возвращения из Турции я сразу же пошел сдавать разные анализы, делать УЗИ и на всякий случай решил пройти тест на COVID. Он оказался положительным😔 ⠀ На следующий день я поехал делать КТ. Мне назначили лечение и стали настаивать на госпитализации. Это отдельная история, потому что сейчас там идут ремонтные работы, больница полностью набита людьми, некоторые из них живут в коридоре😱😱 Питания никакого нет, бумаги нет, столовых приборов тоже нет! Меня никто об этом не предупреждал. Медицине в нашей стране будет посвящён отдельный пост — что уж там, она это заслужила. ⠀ ПРО ЛЕЧЕНИЕ. Мне назначили курс лечения и сказали, что нужно его продолжать. Дали кислородный аппарат для дыхания, так как у меня низкий уровень кислорода (хотя я считаю, критическим он считается после 90, у меня же 94-96 это вполне позволительно для лечения дома, врач в приемной мне сказал тоже самое😄). ⠀ ☝🏻Учитывая все эти факторы, я принимаю решение, что мне будет удобней и комфортней находиться на дистанционной опеке у себя дома, где у меня есть все условия для нормального лечения. В конце концов я всегда могу обратиться в нужные службы. Та и дома, как говорится, и стены лечат🙌🏻 ⠀ Мое состояние стабильное. A post shared by Dima Stuzhuk (@stuzhuk_dmitriy) on Oct 14, 2020 at 11:22am PDT Video Produced by: Henry Kueppers What Happened The 33- year-old influencer explains to his followers that he didn’t believe the virus was real but it’s nothing to take lightly. Translated from Russian he says, “I want to share how I got sick and to strongly warn everyone. I was one who thought that COVID does not exist…until I got sick. COVID-19 IS NOT A SHORT-LIVED DISEASE.”  He is a fitness influencer who seemed relatively healthy. According to his ex-wife Sofia, he contracted the virus while on vacation in Turkey. When he returned home from vacation, he was rushed to the hospital for treatment.  On his second day in Turkey, he woke up in the middle of the night because he was having a hard time breathing and his neck was swelled. He didn’t have a fever the next day but did have a cough.  At the time, Dmitriy assumed the symptoms were a result of travel or activities he was doing while there. It wasn’t until he got back from Turkey that he took a bunch of tests. Unsuspecting of Corona, he decided to take a test anyway that ultimately came back as positive.   He was given an oxygen machine for his low oxygen levels and felt it would be “more convenient and comfortable” to continue treatment from home. Sofia explained on social media, the Dmitriy was unconscious and wasn’t in good condition. Dmitriy suffered from heart complications and eventually passed away this weekend. He is survived by Sofia and their three children. On her Instagram, Sofia wrote, “Yes, we didn’t have a good relationship. Yes, there were many problems. But this relationship gave us so much. We have lived and experienced so much with you. You were there in sorrow and in joy… I will remain grateful to you for the rest of my life for our three beautiful children.” View this post on Instagram Я пришла к тебе маленькой 19летней Сонечкой, а ушла взрослой и независимой Софией Стужук. ⠀ Да, у нас не сложились отношения. Да, было много проблем. Но эти отношения дали так много нам🙏🏻 Мы столько всего с тобой прожили и пережили. Ты был рядом и в горе и в радости. Ты научил меня столькому многому. Я на всю жизнь останусь тебе благодарна за наших троих прекрасных детей За весь бесценный опыт И за то, кем я с тобой стала Ты встретил меня совсем юной. Обычной 19летней девчонкой, студенткой 2го курса. Полюбил меня, как умел. Забрал к себе и заботился так, как умел. Ты дал так много мне уроков. Я с тобой выросла. Я с тобой стала мамой троих прекрасных деток и даже одного небесного. Я с тобой научилась принимать важные решения. Я с тобой научилась быть взрослой и независимой. Я с тобой стала самодостаточной. Я с тобой нашла свои травмы и боли. Я нашла над чем работать. Я нашла точки роста. Я трансформировалась сумасшедше. Я стала Софией Стужук. Я постоянно придумывала что-то новое и меняла мнение по миллион раз, а ты всё принимал. На любой мой движ ты соглашался в основном с энтузиазмом. Всегда поддерживал любые мои идеи, всегда выслушивал, прислушивался и старался понять. Ты был со мной в самые сложные и самые прекрасные моменты моей жизни. Мы с тобой прожили самый прекрасный опыт на свете рождения наших детей. И твоя поддержка была бесценна. Да, ты никогда не дружил с камерой и сам мне об этом говорил. Но в жизни ты всегда направлял меня и часто давал мне нужные и мудрые советы🙏🏻 За нашими плечами остались 6 лет полных событий. Десятки путешествий, куча эмоций. Господи, как же мне горько, что ты не прислушивался ко мне по поводу здоровья🙏🏻 Но мы всегда уважали выборы друг друга❤️ Мы уже больше не были вместе, но от этого мне больно не меньше. Мне так жаль Мне очень жаль Благодарю тебе за всё, важный мой человек, мой главный учитель, мой проводник, отец моих деток❤️ Ты наш ангел-хранитель и твоя любовь всегда будет оберегать наших ангелочков❤️ Как же больно осознавать Светлая тебе память, Дима Стужук🙏🏻 A post shared by Sofia Stuzhuk (@sofia_stuzhuk) on Oct 17, 2020 at 8:20am PDT It’s quite admirable that Dmitriy took the time to let his followers know the importance of taking COVID-19 seriously. There are many people who like him, don’t believe in it, and out of a result of carelessness, get sick. What he experienced is scary and could happen to anyone. Reactions To The News Many people used the influencer’s story to spread awareness. People pointed out that regardless of how you feel about this virus, you can still get sick from it. He was 33 years old.No pre-existing conditions.He could not have been more fit. Science doesn't care about your feelings. Fitness Influencer Dmitriy Stuzhuk Dead Of Coronavirus After Telling Followers It Wasn't Realhttps://t.co/yXyzhqZrOX#SundayThoughts #sundaymorning — Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) October 18, 2020 Coronavirus has taken another life. Fitness influencer Dmitriy Stuzhuk passed away age of 33 after suffering from complications related to COVID19. The social media star's ex-wife, Sofia Stuzhuk, with whom he shared three kids, confirmed his death in a detailed Instagram 10/17/20 — Kathryn Cramer (@CramerMafiakc) October 17, 2020 Why aren't people learning? https://t.co/GLfy9Fx9OP — Emma Brain (@EmmaPinkyB) October 18, 2020 One for anti maskers and COVID19 deniers. The virus doesn’t care what you “believe”https://t.co/IkvmNRPyYZ — Roberto (@othermistertee) October 18, 2020 Influencers False Information Misinformation regarding the virus and conspiracy theories about the legitimacy of COVID-19 are rampant on the internet and cause many people to downplay or simply not believe in the coronavirus. And unfortunately, according to a study done by Oxford University, politicians, celebrities, and influencers account for the majority of engagement with coronavirus falsehoods. Just to reiterate, people are listening to information about the Coronavirus from their favorite social media influencers as much as they are with our elected officials. Since March, President Trump has taken to Twitter to voice his opinions on COVID-19, many of which helped spread falsehoods surrounding the virus. He once tweeted, “the fake news media and their partner the democrat party is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater) to inflame the Coronavirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant. Surgeon General stated, “the risk is low to the average American.” Then celebrities like Wiz Khalifa, Woody Harrelson, and John Cusack tweeted out messages that confirmed and encouraged the false 5-G conspiracy theory. The theory essentially is that the faster 5G internet is either causing or rapidly spreading COVID-19. It’s unsure where the theory rumors were started but it is believed that the theory started in early March. The long the pandemic goes on, the more conspiracy theorists continue to believe it. John Cusack even tweeted out confirming his belief in the theory.  It is worrisome that there are so many people out there who are misinformed about the virus but stories like Dmitriy can help open people’s eyes. He is an example of someone who was seriously misinformed about the virus and suffered the consequences. It helps present people with the harsh reality of it.  Going Forward With all the different outlets out, it can be difficult to know where to get the correct information. It’s important to remember to always do more research. When reading information on social media always double-check where it’s coming from. Be aware of different perspectives on issues to be able to make informed decisions. But when it comes to public health issues, it’s best to get your information from public health experts and not influencers on social media.  Dmitriy Stuzhuk is just one of the many people that lost their lives to this virus. His last message to the world was the importance of this virus and his experience with it. It’s a good lesson for those who doubt the severity of this pandemic. Always make sure you are getting your information from a credible source because when it comes to this like this it quite literally puts your life on the line.  What are your thoughts on the ever-growing issue of the coronavirus pandemic? What kind of media are you consuming and where do you get your facts and information?

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Maskless TikTok Video Generates Backlash for Habit Salon

Habit Salon has been receiving a huge backlash due to multiple videos showing the Salon being maskless. The Los Angeles and Arizona based hair salons owned by Chrissy Rasmusszen had been gaining popularity on TikTok. (Snapshot from YouTube video How Riley Hubtaka Gets Her Silver Hair) The salon is known for doing the hair of e-celebrities like YouTuber Rosanna Pansino and TikTok stars Dixie D’amelio, Avani and Cynthia Parker.  These hairstylists have also ventured to the houses of some stars like the Hype House and the Not a Content House. The salon’s Hair By Chrissy account alone has garnered over 1.5 million followers.  However, hair did not seem to be the main thing viewers focused on in these videos. It was another factor altogether. Or to be more precise, it was the lack of an item the viewers focused on. In almost all of Habit Salon’s videos, there is not a single person in sight wearing a mask.  Los Angeles and Gilbert are both areas that have required mask mandates. In Los Angeles alone, businesses can receive anywhere from a $100 to $500 fine from the police if the business is found not complying with the mask mandate, according to the website CalMatters.  Habit Salon, however, doesn’t seem to think the mandate, nor the fines for breaking the mandate, apply to them.  This has upset and confused viewers, who have started to critique the salon in different ways. Some have shown themselves filling out L.A. Public Health Complaint Forms, others have left comments on her pages, and some Tweeting to the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, about Chrissy not abiding by the mandate. Question why does Hair by Chrissy not have to adhere to mask rules for employees or clients?” A Twitter user asked “They have so many people traveling in too, the cross spread could be catastrophic” Question why does Hair by Chrissy not have to adhere to mask rules? For employees or clients. They have so many people traveling in too, the cross spread could be catastrophic — Katie Hennessey (@kay_hennessey) October 15, 2020 Upset viewers did not stop there. Social media users took to Yelp and Google reviews to leave Hair by Chrissy horrible reviews. “This used to be my hair salon but after seeing them refuse to wear masks even during the peak of COVID in Arizona, I will never go back,” one user stated, “please don’t support a business like this. It’s not hard to wear a mask. Save lives. I used to go to Caroline Benson at Habit and was so shocked and disappointed to see her refusing to wear one as well. Do better Habit.” The critics on google reviews also have changed Habit Salon’s service into a public restroom. The salon being maskless is only one facet of the controversy Habit Salon has been facing. Others have commented on Hair By Chrissy’s lack of diversity in her videos. When scrolling through her TikTok and Instagram feeds, there seems to be a lack of people of color.  In reviews from a couple of months ago, it’s also said her team has stated that they are unable to work with “ethnic” hair.  One reviewer stated, “this salon DOES NOT service WOMEN OF COLOR!” “And when asked on multiple occasions to bring diversity to their salon THEY BLOCKED THE PEOPLE WHO ASKED! Please book elsewhere!” Hair by Chrissy has turned off all comments on her Instagram and TikTok page, a fact many of her critics of late have noticed. Most social media users have criticized her reaction as she has not apologized for her actions, trying to defend herself instead. A post that she added to her story, which was originally from a close friend, stated this: “Here’s the deal.  Chrissy is the type of human that gets you a gift on her own birthday.  she is the most kind hearted human you’ll ever meet in your entire life, and she raised the sweetest kids I’ve ever known.  the people that are giving her hate are the people that need a chrissy in their life.  love you to the moon.” Although some have stuck up for her, most still continue to call out her actions.  One Twitter user stated “guys to be honest, Hair by Chrissy didn’t have to do this they did this for themselves and now they can’t handle the truth.  Just wear a mask folks it’s just a piece of cloth trust me you won’t die and please just treat everyone nicely if you want your career back.”  Another user stated “hair by chrissy getting dragged needed to happen.” guys tbh hair by chrissy didnt have to do this they did this for themselves and now they cant handle the truth just wear a mask folks its just piece of cloth trust me u wont die and please just treat everyone nicely if u want ur career back!!!!!! — softi_char💜 in a break (@all_softi) October 14, 2020 hair by chrissy getting dragged needed to happen. — Brittany Will (@BeSauceey) October 13, 2020 One TikTok user explains their issues with Habit Salon, citing the lack of masks as being their biggest issues. @smackneson sorry for another one of these on tiktok, but issues I have with this company (these are my OPINIONS) @hairby_chrissy #Boo #hair #mask ♬ original sound – Sara Mackneson Another explains why the lack of diversity is troubling to her as an Asian woman @bread_egg_bread @hairby_chrissy Miss Chrissy do u know the difference between hate & valid criticism #greenscreen #hairby_chrissy #hairbychrissy #emilyinparis #fyp ♬ original sound – Bread Egg Bread

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