"You took my mother, who based all her arguments on your basis"

The morning she died, Horka, 57, remained in good enough health to get dressed for a walk, before she complained that her back was hurting and went to lay down in her bedroom.

‘In about 10 minutes it was all over,’ Rek said in an interview with the BBC on Wednesday. ‘She choked to death.’

Horka reportedly believed that catching the virus would allow her to avoid needing the vaccine, leading to her celebration upon learning she had contracted the virus.

Rek blamed anti-vaxxers in the Central European country for her death.

‘You took my mother, who based all her arguments on your basis. I despise you, you are an absolute waste,’ Rek wrote on Facebook following his mother’s death.