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College Students in Alabama Allegedly Attending ‘COVID Parties’

College Students in Alabama Allegedly Attending ‘COVID Parties’

“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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Possible future Darwin Award winners.

College age people aren’t significantly affected by this virus. Sure, you can try to “infect yourself”, but that doesn’t do much of anything if your immune system gets rid of the infection. “Known positive” is meaningless, it says nothing about whether you were actually sick. It only measures exposure. Our “leaders” should stop using the BS metric of “positive” as a barometer to justify continuing measures against wuhan coronavirus. Politicians in California and Florida are panicking and restarting restrictions because of an alleged spike in “cases”. Never mind that testing has vastly increased which naturally will spike the “cases” number, what really matters is deaths, and deaths aren’t tracking the increase in cases, which shows the “problem” is an artifact of testing. Unfortunately, as politicians are cowards, they are not willing to stake their political future on that.

Free State Paul | July 3, 2020 at 6:21 pm

These kids are doing their elders a great service. The sooner we reach herd immunity, the better it is for us fat, old geezers.

    OldProf2 in reply to Free State Paul. | July 3, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    This is Sweden’s approach. They are having old people like us use social distancing to avoid getting sick while they let the young people get the virus and become immune.

    It will be interesting to see which way lowers the total number of fatalities. Our people speak of “flattening the curve,” which avoids overcrowding ICUs, but stretches out the timeline.

    What is most important is the area under the fatalities curve, corresponding to the total number. It’s not yet clear which way works best, but it is clear which one damages the economy less and gets the crisis over faster.

It is the new Chicken Pox. And as someone who got Chicken Pox as an adult, let’s just say the younger you get it the better.

It just boggles my mind that the millenials have nothing to fear, and yet they are the ones clinging to mask culture. Right now is the best time to get exposed because the viral load will be minimal and the immune system can just ramp up t its leisure. Anyone who waits until we are back knee-deep in the middle of cold and flu season will be the foolish ones. Ditto for the colleges. Let all of your students get it and get over it and when school resumes it won’t be an issue.

Richard Aubrey | July 5, 2020 at 9:35 am

Before the rubella vaccine, there were German measles parties. And not for fun.

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