Alabama college students reportedly continued attending parties despite knowing they’d been infected with COVID-19. apparently they even placed bets on who would get infected next.
The students knew they had tested positive for COVID-19, but officials confirmed rumors about college students attending parties around Tuscaloosa for the past few weeks as coronavirus as the number of cases continued to climb in the state. WBMA-TV.
“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,” said fire chief Randy Smith. “We thought that was kind of a rumor at first [but] we did some additional research [and] not only did the doctor’s offices help confirm it, but the state confirmed they also had the same information.”
City councilwoman Sonya McKinstry stated that the students were organizing “COVID parties” to intentionally infect one another.
“They put money in a pot and they try to get COVID,” she said. “Whoever gets COVID first gets the pot. It makes no sense. They’re intentionally doing it.”