Viral video shows large Chicago house party amid COVID-19 pandemic

Viral video shows large Chicago house party amid COVID-19 pandemic
Image: WGN screen grab

[Ed. – Apparently, the blithe spirits who attended are unaware that black Americans are dying disproportionately from COVID-19 infections.]

A video going viral on social media reportedly shows people attending a crowded house party in Chicago early Sunday in violation of the state’s stay-at-home order.

Posted live to Facebook by Tink Purcell, the video appears to show people partying and listening to music while standing shoulder-to-shoulder inside a home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

While some people in the video are wearing masks, most are not, and everyone in it is breaking social distancing recommendations issued by the state to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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The Chicago Police Department could not confirm the exact location of the party, but many residents told WGN it possibly took place on the West Side. On Sunday afternoon, CPD issued the following statement. …

The video quickly went viral after it was posted, garnering more than 1.4 million views and 60,000 shares as of Sunday afternoon.

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