After his last week's "if I get corona, I get corona" comment in Miami went viral, the spring breaker in the video apologized for his remarks.
Unaware of the severity of his actions and comments, Brady Sluder who is a graduate of Milford High School near Cincinnati, Ohio posted on his Instagram account a message sincerely apologizing about his insensitive comment about the COVID-19 pandemic while on spring break.
View this post on InstagramI’ve done a lot of things in my life that I’m not proud of. I’ve failed, I’ve let down, and I’ve made plenty of mistakes. I can’t apologize enough to the people i’ve offended and the lives I’ve insulted. I’m not asking for your forgiveness, or pity. I want to use this as motivation to become a better person, a better son, a better friend, and a better citizen. Listen to your communities and do as health officials say. Life is precious. Don’t be arrogant and think you’re invincible like myself. I’ve learned from these trying times and I’ve felt the repercussions to the fullest. Unfortunately, simply apologizing doesn’t justify my behavior. I’m simply owning up to my mistakes and taking full responsibility for my actions. Thank you for your time, and stay safe everyone. ️ A post shared by @ bradysluder on Mar 22, 2020 at 10:34am PDT
Owning up his mistakes, he apologized to the people he offended about his actions and reminded his generation that they have a responsibility to listen and follow recommendations within their communities.
Understanding the COVID-19 crisis, he also remembered the elderly people he adored most and his family members who are at risk of the coronavirus.
De-emphasizing the risk of having coronavirus, Sluder along with other students shared in the viral video that the pandemic discomposed their spring break plans.
“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
Despite the quarantines imposed in other states, it did not hinder Sluder and other students to have a good time amidst the world crisis as they mentioned in the video that they waited almost three months and even the pandemic cannot stop them from partying in the Miami Spring break.
Social Media users condemned the video clip that has been viewed more than 40 million times.
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After their spring break trips, six students from the University of Tampa tested positive with COVID-19 and now self isolated.
Despite Trumps' administration, the World Health Oraganization and several health authorities repeated warnings to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, teenagers refused to follow the precautionary measure to slow down the spread of the virus, instead proceeded with their spring break plans.
Being young does not mean you cannot catch the virus
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on nearly 2,500 cases that the United States first recorded, a significant portion of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are young adults. Higher risks also appears on children as a 12-year-old girl from Georgia tested positive with COVID-19 and currently placed on a ventilator to stabilized her condition.
Initially diagnosed with pneumonia, the 12-year-old girl did not have any underlying health issue as shared by his cousin Justin Anthony on Social media as their family hopes for a fast recovery of the girl.
Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris enforced the law in his area, forcing teenagers to stay at home to avoid losing another child after a minor died due to COVID-19.
The 68-year-old Mayor Parris warned everyone that the pandemic coronavirus can affect not only people of his age but also those teenagers without pre-existing health conditions.
California Governor Gavin Newsom warned the public to take the COVID-19 seriously as the pandemic took already 11 lives including the life of the minor based on the Tuesday report of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
As of Tuesday afternoon, lab tests confirmed at least 52, 216 cases of coronavirus with 675 deaths in the US with New York filling almost half of the list in the whole country.
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