Rick Moran, PJMedia.com: “No, all you stupid college kids cavorting on Florida beaches for spring break, swapping spit and other bodily fluids. You are not invincible. It’s so simple even a brainwashed, indoctrinated college kid should be able to figure it out. You can play Russian Roulette with your own life if you want, but have mercy on the rest of us and do as you’re told: stay away from crowds and party at home.” I would add, get tested before seeing mom and dad….unless you don’t care about being the carrier of their death.
In general, the U.S. experience largely mimics China’s, with the risk for serious disease and death from Covid-19 rising with age. But in an important qualification, an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Wednesday underlines a message that infectious disease experts have been emphasizing: Millennials are not invincible. The new data show that up to one-fifth of infected people ages 20-44 have been hospitalized, including 2%-4% who required treatment in an intensive care unit. Still feel like rolling the dice? Here’s more on your odds. Still, the most severe cases, and the highest rates of death, are among the elderly. Although 17% of the U.S. population is 65 or older, 31% of cases were in that age group, CDC experts concluded in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. While it is possible that the elderly have more chances to be infected than younger people, such as by living in nursing homes, that is considered unlikely, since younger adults encounter many others at work and school.
Then there is the Twitter video featuring (they really use their names???) Brady Sluder: “If I get Corona, I get Corona; at the end of the day I’m not going to let it stop me. I’ve been waiting for Miami spring break for months. Whatever happens, happens.” Really brave words. What will you say when dad is on a ventilator? Brianna Leeder: “This closing the bars is really messing up my spring break, what else is there to do?” If only the virus could talk like Steve Martin. “Excuse meee, I hate to mess with your spring break. I just want you to introduce me to your parents.” Atlantis Walker: “We need refunds. There’s more important things to address, like hunger and poverty.” Great dude, shows how politically aware you are while you’re doing stuff that can kill you…or your mom or dad. Keep up the righteous indignation. Shelby Cordell: “I just turned 21 and I’ve planned to party for months! We’re hanging out with another group at our Airbnb, getting drunk and having fun.” Don’t forget swapping spit. Bryson Taylor: “Stuff happens, we’re just living for the moment…” Stuff happens all right, like an “accident” while you’re driving high on weed at 80 mph on black ice. Was that an accident—”stuff”—or old garden variety stupidity?
President Trump: “We don’t want young people gathering, and I see they do gather, including on beaches, including in restaurants. Young people, they’re feeling invincible … but they don’t realize that they can be carrying lots of bad things home to grandmother and grandfather and even their parents. So we want them to heed the advice. We mean the advice. And I think it’s getting through.”
Megan Fox, PJMedia.com: “The young idiots on spring break who just want to get drunk and debauched are defying orders to social distance and stay inside to avoid the latest plague China has unleashed on the world. They don’t care if they make this outbreak thousands of times worse, they worked hard in their college classes, where they learned about how to hate white people and stuff. Considering most of these buffoons are white, I’m starting to hate them too. Whoever raised these morons should go collect them and then put a padlock on their bedroom doors. Meet the first college generation that no one would want on ‘Girls Gone Wild Spring Break Edition.’ But it isn’t just the girls. The boys look pretty terrible too. Why do these young people look so unhealthy and sick? I’m guessing it’s the birth control pills for the girls, causing the weight gain and bad skin, but the boys just need to get out in the sun and do some hard chores. They’re soft and pale and weak. I’m not sure why they’re not worried about the Chinese WuFlu, because none of them look healthy enough to survive it. You go, Megan, I love your candor!
Yeah, young, stupid and pale, soft and weak. Why do they look like they were just released from the ICU?