“It makes no sense. They’re intentionally doing it.”
Just to add another level of craziness, there is supposedly gambling involved in this.
FOX News reports:
Tuscaloosa students throwing dangerous ‘COVID parties,’ city councilor warns
College students in Alabama who contracted the coronavirus have been attending COVID-19 parties over the past few weeks as part of a game to intentionally infect others, according to a city council member.
Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry told ABC News that party organizers are purposefully inviting guests who have tested positive for COVID-19 with the goal of infecting each other for money.
“They put money in a pot and they try to get COVID,” she told the news outlet. “Whoever gets COVID first gets the pot. It makes no sense. They’re intentionally doing it.”
McKinstry did not respond to calls and emails from Fox News.
Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Randy Smith said investigators spoke with doctors and the state health department to confirm the COVID-19 parties weren’t just a rumor.
“We had seen over the last few weeks parties going on in the county, or throughout the city and county in several locations where students or kids would come in with known positives. We thought that was kind of a rumor at first. … We did some additional research. … Not only did the doctor’s offices help confirm it but the state confirmed they also had the same information,” Smith told the city council on Tuesday, according to WBMA-TV.
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