Alabama students throwing 'COVID parties' to see who gets infected: Officials
Students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 have been attending parties in the city and surrounding area as part of a disturbing contest to see who can catch the virus first, a city council member told ABC News on Wednesday.
Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry said students have been organizing "COVID parties" as a game to intentionally infect each other with the contagion that has killed more than 127,000 people in the United States. She said she recently learned of the behavior and informed the city council of the parties occurring in the city.
She said the organizers of the parties are purposely inviting guests who have COVID-19....
You're right that the data should be held up to scrutiny but it's not impossible to have young people contract and pass it on. There will become a time that lockdowns will become absolutely impossible, but it doesn't hurt to be vigilant and these young people are being reckless.
Michael H wrote: Mike: Does it matter how many students have been admitted to hospital? This is immature and playing with fire, especially as the US detects more and more infections.
Maturity requires seeing things as they are. We are pummeled with data about cases, but not about what the case data entails. It is known that the Covid 19 is most harmful to the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. It is least harmful to the young. The average age of the early cases was in the 60s. The vast majority who died was over 65. The average age of the recent cases is 35. I should think that before we panic in fear and keep the world shut down, (because if we don't we're all going to die,) that we find out who and what number are being hospitalized. And further, we should be asking why the shutdowns are continuing, since the reason given for doing it in the first place no longer exists, if it ever did. (Hospitals would be overwhelmed. They weren't, during the worst of it) I can offer a suggestion- its election year, and political media fear-mongers have an agenda. I am among those called "most vulnerable" by the way.
Vanessa Williams wrote: Seriously! I wonder how they could be applied in university with that kind of mindset and awareness. The medical staff works through day and night, even lose their life in the fight against COVID-19
Seriously, how many students have been hospitalized for Covid19? Do you have any data pertaining to age vs hospitalization?