March 14th: *posted COVID-19 hoax, anti-socialism rant on FB*— Sunn m'Cheaux (@sunnmcheaux) April 4, 2020
April 2nd: *died of COVID-19, family asking for GoFundMe donations*
I post this not to mock Karen Kolb Sehlke's death, but to underscore the tragic risk one takes when taking this pandemic for granted. #RIP #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/MAKYAYVyGx
It's hard to verify, but seems legit, that Houston resident Karen Kolb Sehlke — who on March 14 was posting that COVID-19 was some kind of socialist hoax — died April 2.
The thread I'm sharing contains a GoFundMe that initially IDed her cause of death as the coronavirus, but that later became more vague, as if to keep the money flowing, and then was closed.
Over $35,000 was raised for her husband and kids.
There is also a screengrab of a supposed friend of Karen's — yes, her name was Karen — complaining about a friend not taking COVID-19 seriously, and a post that is claimed to be by her mother-in-law.
Tragic for her kids if true. Her husband was, at last report, in an ICU.