File this one under “I told you so”, or, perhaps more accurately “no duh”.
Last week, our nation was collectively pretty annoyed. Okay, some of us were downright furious, and it all stemmed from a bunch of partying spring breakers down in South Florida who were arrogantly refusing to heed the warnings of health officials the world over regarding a global coronavirus pandemic.
It didn’t help that they were a little cocky about it, to boot.
"I'm not gonna let it stop me from partying": Some spring break visitors in South Florida lamented the restricted access to beaches and entertainment as public health and government officials race against the clock to curtail the spreading coronavirus. https://t.co/8gBUuhcskw pic.twitter.com/LQKBQO5SwG
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) March 18, 2020
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Well, as you can imagine, none of that bravado or libido was able to fend off the inevitable.
At least five students from the University of Tampa have tested positive for coronavirus after traveling with other students from the school for spring break, the university announced on Twitter. This comes after crowds of spring-breakers in Florida were criticized for ignoring social distancing guidelines and packing beaches in complete disregard of the potential risk.
University of Tampa announced on Friday that it learned that one student, who resides off-campus, tested positive for the virus. Just a day later, the school confirmed that five students, who were part of a larger group traveling together during spring break, had tested positive.
This is precisely the sort of example that the youth of the nation needed to see, with far too many of the millennial generation and “Gen Z” simply refusing to acknowledge the truth of the danger around them.
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