Monday, 2 Oct 2023

Kentuckian who attended ‘coronavirus party’ diagnosed with coronavirus

Despite recommendations for social distancing during the novel coronavirus outbreak, a Kentucky resident attended a virus-themed party — and caught it.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear shared the ironic news during a Tuesday press conference, but didn’t reveal details of the patient or the party.

“This is one that makes me mad, and it should make you mad,” he said, adding that the party was for people in their 20s, an age group purported to be less vulnerable to COVID-19.

“Anyone who goes to something like this may think they’re indestructible, but it’s someone else’s loved one that they are going to hurt,” he continued.

“We are battling for the health and the lives of our parents and our grandparents,” Beshear continued. “Don’t be callous as to intentionally go to something and expose yourself to something that will hurt other people.

“We ought to be much better than that.”

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“This is something that no one should be doing across the commonwealth,” Beshear said.

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