It’s one of many public health questions facing the United States:

how to convince party-hungry spring breakers to take the coronavirus seriously and opt for social distancing, instead of the beach.

In Miami, bars, restaurants and nightclubs will close from 11 p.m. local time on Tuesday night, but Brady Sluder from Ohio vowed to keep partying.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BRADY SLUDER, SPRING-BREAKER FROM OHIO, SAYING: “If I get corona, I get corona. “At the end of the day, I’m not going to let it stop me from partying.”

Miami will shut movie theaters, gyms and other businesses to discourage gatherings of more than 10 people. Officials fear that otherwise, people could help spread COVID-19.

Authorities say that young adults are just as likely to be infected – even if they are less likely to become severely ill. But Brianna Smith, a 21-year-old from Wisconsin, complained the measures were too drastic. Continue Reading