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‘COVID parties’ to see who gets infected first- ALABAMA

ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI

The world social thinking is far different from the pademic as the students in in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been throwing parties in the city as part of a contest to see who contracts the virus first.

In a statement by Sonya McKinstry, a Tuscaloosa city councilor he said

They put money in a pot and they try to get COVID. Whoever gets COVID first gets the pot. It makes no sense. They’re intentionally doing it,” she said.

Confirming the trend to CMM, which the students reportedly dubbed ‘COVID Party’, Randy Smith, a fire chief, during the city council meeting, on Tuesday, said that he initially doubted such “careless” behavior.

“We thought that was kind of a rumor at first. We did some research. Not only do the doctors’ offices confirm it but the state confirmed they also had the same information,” Smith said.

Regarding the efforts to stop the spreading if the novel virus… All measures were disregard,

It’s nonsense. How can you truly fight something that people are constantly trying to promote when dealing with those doing stuff like that and spreading it intentionally,” she said.

Tuscaloosa is the seventh-largest city in the state and home to the University of Alabama along with several other colleges.

The city has seen a spike in cases with a total of 2,049 testing positive and 38 deaths, according to the Alabama department of public health.

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