I mean, please tell me this isn’t true.
Yes, tell me it’s “fake news”. Please!
Written by Bill Hutchinson and presented on abcnews.com…
The upshot of this article is even more frightening than the headline suggests. Read the whole thing, I urge you.
These are the first three paragraphs of the article:
Students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 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, a city council member told ABC News on Wednesday.
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.
I mean, come on! This has to be a joke, right?
While its tempting to simply blame youthful stupidity, the reality is that stupidity seems to be all too plentiful these days.
“President” Trump refusing to wear a mask and still (still!) saying he feels the pandemic will miraculously “disappear”… even as our rates of infection are back to where they were when everything was first shut down.
The congress -sadly mostly Republicans- keep their mouths shut instead of screaming from the top of their lungs while citizens day after day die from this deadly disease. Many refuse to go to meetings with masks on because… I dunno… I guess its more manly to risk infecting other people?!
Is it so fucking hard for people to get it through their heads that, yes, the disease exists and that, absolutely yes, it can be deadly? And, sometimes when its not deadly, it can leave you with medical issues you may have to deal with for the rest of your life?
Is it so hard to tell people to please, please wear a mask and social distance?
Is common sense in such a limited supply?
I just don’t know anymore.