Students at Brigham Young University have started to purposely contract COVID-19 in order to sell their plasma. The school, located in Idaho is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The school’s main issue is that students can potentially spread the virus before they recover, which also happens to be the concern of doctors, nurses, and everyone that wants to leave their basement without a sheet of glorified paper strapped to their face.
In all honesty, I don’t have an issue with this as long as the students quarantine properly after contracting the disease. However, college students aren't exactly the ones to shy away from diseases in the first place. The majority are constantly ill, malnourished, and pretend to have latex allergies. College campuses are huge hotspot's for any disease, right alongside preschools, the NYC Subway, and Hooters.
..it will pay survivors of COVID-19 $100 per visit "as a special thank you" for "saving lives during a pandemic." The site says that survivors can potentially donate plasma multiple times.
East Idaho News reports that another nearby donation site is offering donors $200 for each of their first two visits.
Well shit, in all honesty, this is a good payday for a college student. Why would you deliver pizzas for 10 hours straight on a Friday when this place will pay you double that just to donate a little plasma! With the number of students who drug deal, strip, and show their no-no zones on OnlyFans for a little cash, getting COVID almost seems admirable. Hell, $200 for one session has me contemplating licking doorknobs. (Kidding Karens, don’t cancel me)
I guess it is on brand for a university run by a church to tell people what they can and can’t do with their bodies. They are so busy trying to stop these students from catching the ‘rona, they never stepped back and asked: why would they do this? Colleges are ravaging student’s bank accounts and then wondering why they use unethical tactics to make a quick buck. It’s almost as if higher education is a business that prioritizes profits, not teaching. People willingly contracting a virus for a small paycheck seems like the plot to a low-budget Hulu movie, not reality.
There’s no winner in this situation. The school must retaliate or it will have an outbreak, students need cash or they won’t be able to afford their fast food and Natty Light this weekend. My take on the situation? Chase that bag while you can kids. Every single time a disaster strikes, millionaires are made. I’m not saying that selling plasma will make you millions, far from it. But jump at the opportunity to make some fast cash like a kangaroo on a trampoline.
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