Health experts have termed the TikTok trend report as a ‘risky’ move.
Health experts have described the efforts of the Australian team to become infected with Kovid as a “risky move”.
Recently there have been reports that people are deliberately trying to catch the virus, to avoid extended isolation or because they believe it is inevitable.
Former Big Brother contestant Tully Smith recently posted on social media that her boyfriend had tested positive and that she “hopes to catch it sooner than later” with her.
The Double Waxed Influencer followed suit from her fans, saying that being isolated with her partner would make her less likely to infect her flat mate and would “just like to get it on now” so they’re a Separated in time.
A TikTok user in Queensland shared a video on the app that showed her mother drinking the remainder of her orange juice to infect herself with COVID-19 and soon begin a second round of isolation.
“When Your Kovid Positive And Your Mother Drinks Your OJ [sic] try and get covid asap so we’re not in extended iso [sic],” reads a caption on the video.
In the video, the woman can be heard saying “Happy Covid” to her mother before saying “bottoms up”.
Her mother smiles at the camera before taking the juice and drinking it.
Meanwhile, city leaders on the Gold Coast have slammed anti-vaxxers hosting COVID parties designed to deliberately expose people to the virus.
Dr Katrina Roper, an epidemiologist at the Australian National University, advised against people intentionally trying to get infected.
“I’ve heard these rumors too and I don’t have any evidence that it’s real,” she said of the parties.
“From a science point of view, if a person doesn’t get vaccinated, it’s a fairly risky move because you don’t know how you’re going to react.
“If you don’t know the strain type of the virus, you can roll the dice that maybe you’re one of those unlucky people who ends up with a more severe form of COVID,” says Delta Form. is a more serious illness that may not be particularly pleasant.”
Dr Roper said there is strong evidence that people who are vaccinated with the Omicron strain are more likely to develop mild disease.
“But whether or not you would advise a person to go and try to get Covid, that is something else,” she said.
Dr Roper said chickenpox parties were common in childhood, in the knowledge that some children would develop a more serious illness.
He said most did not recover, but it was pre-vaccination.
“I’m pretty sure that now most parents will have vaccinations and try not to let their child get the infection and develop infection-based immunity,” she said.
Bruce Willett, vice-president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, said the so-called COVID parties were “ridiculous” and made no sense.
“Medical services are at great risk from such behavior,” he told 2GB on Tuesday.
“They will get immunity to COVID, but it is no better than getting vaccinated and at exceptionally high risk.
“They will not have permanent immunity, they will still be vulnerable to get Covid back on track, that is very clear.
“At some stage, they’re going to need a booster just like the rest of us.”