Brigham Young University-Idaho is investigating reports that some students intentionally “exposed themselves or others to COVID-19,” according to a school update.
The school expressed concerns over reports of the students’s actions, whose objectives were to catch the virus and then to make money off of plasma with viral antibodies, according to the Monday update. Students found guilty of the possible actions “will be immediately suspended” and could also be expelled, the school said.
“The university condemns this behavior and is actively seeking evidence of any such conduct among our student body,” the update said.
Brigham Young University-Idaho has a strong message for students: do not intentionally expose yourself or others to COVID-19 in hopes of getting paid more for your plasma. https://t.co/UuFL8SUbTd
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“The contraction and spread of COVID-19 is not a light matter. Reckless disregard for health and safety will inevitably lead to additional illness and loss of life in our community,” the update also said.