28 University of Texas Spring Breakers Defy Warnings: Test Positive

Our future looks kinda bleak with dumbasses like these!!!

source: CBS News

A group of spring breakers who defied public officials’ coronavirus warnings are now dealing with the consequences of not canceling non-essential travel and practicing social distancing. About 70 people in their 20s traveled in a large group from Austin, Texas, to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico in mid-March. Now, 28 of them have tested positive for COVID-19, the Austin Public Health Department says.

The group flew to Mexico on a charter flight about a week and a half ago and some of the vacationers returned on separate commercial flights, the City of Austin said in a press release.

“Austin Public Health and UT Health Austin and University Health Services have made contact with every spring breaker onboard the plane using flight manifests from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)……..The 28 confirmed cases are self-isolating at this time. Others are under quarantine while being monitored and tested.”

City of Austin
Press Release

The news from Austin comes about two weeks after the University of Tampa announced at least five students tested positive for coronavirus after traveling with other students from the school for spring break. Crowds of spring breakers in Florida were criticized for ignoring social distancing guidelines and packing beaches in complete disregard of the potential risk, before communities finally closed the beaches.

Spring breakers seen in a viral video posted by CBS News showed little concern about the virus while partying in Miami. 

“If I get corona, I get corona……..At the end of the day, I’m not going to let it stop me from partying. I’ve been waiting, we’ve been waiting for Miami spring break for a while. About two months we’ve had this trip planned, two, three months, and we’re just out here having a good time.”

Brady Sluder

Sluder has since apologized for his remarks. “I would like to sincerely apologize for the insensitive comment I made in regards to COVID-19 while I was on spring break,” he said. “I wasn’t aware of the severity of my actions and comments. Like many others, I have elderly people who I adore more than anything in the world and other members who are at risk, and I understand how concerning this disease is for us all.”

Many millennials and even younger people may be ignoring these social distancing warnings because they think coronavirus won’t affect them — but they’re wrong. While patients age 60 or older or those with underlying health issues face the highest risk of death from the virus, younger people are also getting seriously ill. The CDC reports 20% of those hospitalized with the virus are in the 20-to-44 age group.

University of Texas spring breakers who defied officials’ warnings test positive for coronavirus

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