Alabama Students Throwing ‘COVID Parties’ To See Who Gets Infected First, The Winner Gets ‘Pot Of Money’

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Alabama Students Throwing ‘COVID Parties’ To See Who Gets Infected First, The Winner Gets ‘Pot Of Money’.

Earlier, The U.S. reported over 50,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the first time on Wednesday, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

States reported over 50k cases for the first time today, another new record. The national positivity rate is over 7% now, despite ever higher testing levels.
Hospitalizations are now at late-May levels.

Extending to animals, The USDA confirmed a lion and a tiger tested positive at the Bronx Zoo, though the zoo reported six other big cats had also been diagnosed

Alabama students 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.

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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.

Alabama Students Throwing ‘COVID Parties’ To See Who Gets Infected First, The Winner Gets ‘Pot Of Money’

“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.”

Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Randy Smith told the City Council on Tuesday that he has confirmed the students’ careless behavior.

In a briefing to the City Council, Smith expressed concern that in recent weeks there have been parties held throughout the city and surrounding Tuscaloosa County, “where students, or kids, would come in with known positive”.

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“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.”

Smith, who wore a face mask, did not say what is being done to curb the behavior or what schools the students were from. Tuscaloosa is the seventh-largest city in Alabama and home to The University of Alabama.

The students put money in a pot and they try to get COVID. Whoever gets COVID first gets the pot.

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