Alabama students reportedly throwing 'COVID' parties to see who gets virus first
As many states try to reverse a disturbing trend of positive COVID-19 cases, certain Alabama students apparently have a different plan.
Per a report from ABC News, some Alabama students are having parties with people who are positive for COVID-19 and trying to see who can get it first.
Per the report, Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry said there’s money involved for those who test positive first:
“They put money in a pot and they try to get COVID. Whoever gets COVID first gets the pot. It makes no sense,” McKinstry said. “They’re intentionally doing it.”FREE DOWNLOAD FROM SDS
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Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Randy Smith told the City Council on Tuesday that he has confirmed the students’ careless behavior.
“We thought that was kind of a rumor at first,” Smith told the council members. “We did some research. Not only do the doctors’ offices confirm it but the state confirmed they also had the same information.”
Shortly after the meeting, the City Council passed an ordinance requiring masks to be worn in public.