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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:59 PM

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The clip went viral. "If I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day, Iím not gonna let it stop me from partying," Brady Sluder, a spring breaker in Miami, said last week.

Now, as the United States is at about 55,000 cases of the coronavirus, including more than 780 deaths, and is on track to become the new epicenter of the pandemic, he has revised his message: "Donít be arrogant and think youíre invincible like myself."

On Monday, Sluder posted a lengthy apology on his Instagram, first reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer, in which he said he "wasnít aware of the severity of my actions."

Of course, the 22-year-old from Milford, Ohio, has elderly people in his life whom he "adores." He didnít want to put anyone at risk. Now, he understands how serious the virus is and is encouraging people to follow the recommended guidelines on how to stay safe and reduce risk. Most of all, heís sorry.

Sluder's apology comes as more and more people are focusing their attention on how young people are responding to the virus, with the term "COVIDIOT," being used to describe some actions, especially since the news broke that at least six University of Tampa students tested positive after returning from spring break.

After initial reports that young people are largely unaffected by the disease, itís increasingly clear that they are not only affected by the virus, but can also get very sick from it ó even fatally so. It leaves many wondering: are spring breakers like Sluder to blame for their previous blasť attitude, or is it more the fault of governments for not communicating the severity of the situation?

David Anzarouth, who is recovering from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, went to Miami in early March for vacation. Ten days later, the 25-year-old from Toronto was in a hospital emergency room with the virus, feeling "the most incredible pain that I've ever experienced," according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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