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Case Ref : 20200228, Abel, David
A British man has become the first UK citizen to die from coronavirus after being infected on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.
He is the sixth passenger to die from Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, Japan's health ministry said.
Another person has tested positive for the virus in England, which they caught in the UK.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the UK now stands at 20.
Confirming the latest UK case, Professor Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, said: "It is not yet clear whether they contracted it directly or indirectly from an individual who had recently returned from abroad."
I have been a little suspicious about the David Abel case. He and his wife were stuck on the virus stricken Diamond Princess in February. … At the beginning of the quarantine they started posting from the ship and were always complaining about the government, the Japanese authorities and everything else. Piers Morgan was often communicating with them or their children. To cut a long story short I do not believe they are genuine. I watched their interview with P. Morgan on 18/3/2020 and there were a few things that your analyst often flags up as deception. I then discovered that he is a Celebrant (does weddings and funerals- Druid and Celtic stuff) and has appeared on TV with Alan Titchmarsh and 3 episodes of Downton Abbey. I then watched 2 more clips on Youtube. One dated 22 February which is only pictures to music posted by their son complaining about the terrible ordeal they were going through and another posted on 11 March where David Abel films himself and his wife from his hospital bed. The peculiar thing is how positive and well he looks just three weeks later having allegedly had acute pneumonia. I have friends who have had this and they definitely did not look as well as he did 3 months later, never mind three weeks! In this recording he uses a lot of American terminology including guerney, and telephoning 911. He goes to a lot of trouble to explain what A4 paper is called in the US. Really weird. He has more than 8 million hits. (for these videos I put in David Abel from his hospital bed). In his interview with Morgan on 18th March he sounds as if he reading a script and he literally falls over himself with praising the government and telling people what to do and how to obey the government's instructions.
As I say I am a complete novice and probably totally wrong but this does not feel right. I also feel that other famous long-term Covid cases are not what they seem but I am struggling to find any proof.
I would be interested to know what you think. Am I barking up the wrong tree?