30-year-old dies after attending 'COVID party'

The 30-year-old victim told his nurse, "I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it's not," according to the hospital where he died.
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Now to a warning about that dangerous trend, so-called covid parties where young people reportedly gather to deliberately ex-most themselves to the virus. We saw earlier how attending one could be a fatal mistake and Matt Gutman joins us from los Angeles with much more on that. Matt, good morning. Reporter: Hey, good morning, whit. Now, the premise of these covid parties is to intentionally expose oneself to the virus to get immunity or to test the notion that the virus is a hoax. Now, one man in Texas allegedly went to one of those parties and on his deathbed he apparently told his nurses he had made a terrible mistake. This morning, officials with an urgent warning about so-called covid party, parties where people knowingly attend gatherings where infected guests will be present all after that 30-year-old Texas man allegedly contracted covid-19 at one of those parties and then died. Someone would be diagnosed with the disease and they'll have a party to invite their friends over to disease if they can beat the disease. Reporter: The chief medical officer at methodist hospital where the undecided man says he told them he thought the virus was a hoax. He didn't really believe it. He thought he was young and invincible and wouldn't get infected. Just before the patient died they looked at their nurse and they said, I think I made a I thought this was a hoax but it's not. Reporter: Earlier in Alabama, officials outraged after discovering college students had been allegedly holding covid parties trying to see who could catch the virus first. College kids are having covid parties where they're buying tickets to come to the party and then they would invite a couple of students that have tested positive for covid so if you are the first person that tests positive for covid then you win the money. Reporter: Stunned state officials said they thought it was a rumor at first. Not only did the doctors anniversaries confirm it but the state confirmed they had the same information. Reporter: Others say they underestimated the seriousness of the virus. Like 26-year-old yasenia Lopez. We were there when the father of her two children who did not go to a covid party was sent to the hospital for covid symptoms just days after she gave birth. To be honest I wasn't able to believe of this pandemic but now -- now I do. Reporter: Before now you didn't believe in the pandemic and now that it's hitting your home you believe it. I don't believe it so now I'm scared. Reporter: Now the science says not only are these parties irresponsible and potentially fatal but might not give you immunity. Covid is not the chicken pox and getting it once does not necessarily grant a lifetime of immunity, in fact, the latest studies seem to indicate the opposite, it acts more like a cold and you could get infected multiple times. T.J. All right. Matt, that's good information to put out there but can't believe we're doing warnings about covid parties. Coming up here should you send

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