In Washington and on Wall Street, there are murmurs of China’s potential culpability in regard to this coronavirus crisis. Some believe that Beijing downplayed the severity of COVID-19, either through benign negligence or perhaps nefariously.
And while the buck stops ultimately in the far east, there are plenty of folks here stateside who have also downplayed the effect of the virus for their own personal gain as well.
The travel company that organized a chartered spring break trip to Mexico last month has been accused of downplaying the severity of the coronavirus after some of the students came down with the virus, reports on Thursday said.
In an email obtained by NBC News, JusCollege, a Nevada-based company that plans all-inclusive spring break trips, told one mother that it believed that there was “no compelling reason to reconsider travel to Mexico due to the coronavirus.”
“We believe that our destinations remain among the safest and most enjoyable destinations in the world to visit right now,” the email said, according to the news organization.
It was sent on March 11, when states were already taking steps to reduce infection numbers.
Of course, a number of imbecilic and arrogant spring breakers were the subject of a great many headlines last week, after an unbelievable video emerged that depicted their total lack of care for the situation at hand.
“If I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day, I'm not gonna let it stop me from partying”: Spring breakers are still flocking to Miami, despite coronavirus warnings. https://t.co/KoYKI8zNDH pic.twitter.com/rfPfea1LrC
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 18, 2020
Several of those spring breakers, who had congregated in South Florida, would later test positive for coronavirus.
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