I always take these kind of news stories with a grain of salt (remember Oprah and those infamous “rainbow parties“?), but here we go…
City Council member Sonya McKinstry said she said she heard about the trend from fire officials.
“We thought that was kind of a rumors at first. We did some research, not only do the doctors’ offices confirm it, but the state confirmed they also had the same information,” she said.
Apparently, the first person confirmed by a doctor to have coronavirus after the exposure wins the money made off the ticket sales. Over the past few weeks, there have been several parties in the city and surrounding areas, and “probably more that officials don’t know about.”
“It makes me furious,” McKinstry said. “Furious to the fact that something that is so serious and deadly is being taken for granted. Not only is it irresponsible, but you could contract the virus and take it home to your parents or grandparents.”
Hoping this is a hoax, but we live in very strange times so anything is possible. Whatever happened to regular old drinking games?