A group of college students and other partiers said that they would not let coronavirus stop them from having fun at spring break in Florida.
One Ohio man, Brady Sluder, said, “If I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day, I’m not going to let it stop me from partying. You know, I’ve been waiting, we’ve been waiting, for Miami spring break for about two months we’ve had this trip planned. Two, three months, and we’re just out here having a good time. Whatever happens, happens.”
During the same interview package, other revelers expressed their regret at Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ decree that all bars and nightclubs in the state had to close. The closure is due to last for 30 days.
Another partier, Brianna Leeder, complained that the decision was “messing up [her] spring break.”
Many experts had expressed concern about the number of people who had been gathering in Florida for the annual spring break celebrations. This partying coming at a time when even the president had called for Americans to practice “social distancing” as a means to deal with the spread of COVID-19.
Brady Sluder Is an Aspiring Rapper Named Slud
Sluder writes on his Twitter bio that he “makes music.” According to his SoundCloud page, Sluder goes by the moniker “Slud” in his rapping career. In August 2019, Sluder said that he had his first gig, opening for fellow Ohio rapper, Justin Stone, in Cincinnati. Sluder’s first song, “Never Turn Around,” was uploaded to his SoundCloud page in March 2019.
Sluder was a 2019 graduate of Milford High School in Milford, Ohio, where he was a baseball and basketball prospect. Sluder’s Hudl profile refers for him being a 6-foot-4, 180 pound small or power forward. While Sluder was a pitcher for the school’s baseball team. Sluder said in an October 2018 tweet that he had received an over from Muskingum University, a private liberal arts school in New Concord, Ohio. It’s not clear if Sluder took up the offer to attend the school.
Brianna Reed Thinks Officials Are Blowing Coronavirus Out of Proportion
Brianna Leeder told Reuters, “It’s really messing up with my spring break. What is there to do here other than go to the bars or the beach? And they’re closing all of it. I think they’re blowing it way out of proportion. I think it’s doing way too much.” Leeder is from Janesville, Wisconsin.
At the time of writing, 212,000 people have been infected and 8,700 have died as a result of the pandemic. 129 of those who have died were in the United States.
Atlantis Walker Said Officials Should Be Spending Money on Poverty Instead of COVID-19
Indiana college student Atlantis Walker made a point about the funding being used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Walker said, “What they’re doing is bad, we need a refund. This virus ain’t that serious. There’s more serious things out there like hunger and poverty, we need to address that.” According to his LinkedIn page, Walker is a business student at Indiana State University.