Alabama Students Hosting ‘COVID Parties’ to See Who Gets Sick

There are some terribly formed opinions about COVID-19 out there, but this one has got to take the cake.

Students hailing form Tuscaloosa, Alabama have been holding so-called “COVID parties” in a sick social experiment become a way of life.

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.

“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.”

We can only wait and see from where the next hotspot merges here in the US, but you can only imagine the shame that these students will feel if a caravan of news trucks roll into Tuscaloosa on account of their flippant behavior.