Humans can be smart. Unfortunately, humans can also be really dumb. CBS recently interviewed some Miami spring breakers about the coronavirus pandemic and, honestly, I don’t know know whether to laugh or cry.
“If I get corona, I get corona,” one spring breaker noted. “At the end of the day, I’m not gonna let it stop me from partying… Whatever happens happens.”
“It’s really messing up with my spring break,” another added. “I think they’re blowing it way out of proportion. I think it’s doin’ way too much.”
“We’re just trying to roll with the the… we’re just living for the moment,” one more considered.
Now, I could talk about how incredibly selfish it is to ignore instructions to self-isolate. I could also talk about how self-isolation is about decreasing the speed at which the virus can spread – or decreasing the opportunities for COVID-19 to spread – throughout the community. Or that self-isolating protects those most susceptible to COVID-19’s worser symptoms. Alas, I shall refrain.
I usually appreciate a turn up, but turn up from the confinements of your own home, when you’re not putting the most vulnerable members of society at risk. (With this in mind, there’s a virtual club tomorrow night and a huge Oz festival this weekend via Instagram live if you’re looking to get lit in the living room.)
Anyhoo, check out the spring breakers chatting coronavirus below. Caution: it will have you questioning humanity.
“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