Students are throwing ‘coronavirus parties’ to intentionally infect each other

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In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, students have been partaking in a contest to see who among them can catch coronavirus first, says a city council member. Students who have already been diagnosed with the virus are intentionally attending the parties, according to ABC News. Sonya McKinstry, the Tuscaloosa City Councillor said the “COVID parties” have been organized by students as part of a game with the goal of infecting each other with the virus responsible for over 127,000 deaths in the United States alone. She added that the party organizers are intentionally inviting others who have tested positive for the virus. “They put money in a pot and they try to get COVID. Whoever gets COVID first gets the pot. It makes no sense,” McKinstry noted. “They’re intentionally doing it.”