If the Millennials and Gen-Z crowd don’t want to catch a reputation as the harbingers of the Chinese plague, they’re going to have to start behaving a little better.
In the middle of this global pandemic, with the world coming to a standstill, there were still plenty of young people willing to flippantly fly around the world in search of the perfect spring break party. In South Florida, several were even interviewed by CBS, with the footage of their unfathomably arrogant answers going viral almost immediately.
Now, much further South, young American partygoers have again contracted COVID-19 and then unwittingly returned home yet again.
The City of Austin, Texas, announced the news on Tuesday, saying of the 70 students who chartered the plane to Cabo San Lucas about a week and a half ago, at least 28 of them have tested positive for COVID-19. Dozens more are under public health investigation. At least four of the confirmed cases were asymptomatic, said officials.
Austin health officials, as well as those with UT Health Austin and University Health Services, have been in contact with every spring breaker who was a part of the group, some of whom took commercial flights back home. The 28 who tested positive are now self-isolating, while “others are under quarantine while being monitored and tested,” according to the news release.
Given the sheer volume of stories such as this that have come to light, we’re not sure if it isn’t already too late for the Millennials and others to salvage their reputation.
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