Brigham Young University-Idaho is investigating reports that some students are intentionally contracting coronavirus in order to sell their plasma containing COVID-19 antibodies.

The university shared the development in a Monday statement posted on its website.


“BYU-Idaho is deeply troubled by accounts of individuals who have intentionally exposed themselves or others to COVID-19, with the hope of getting the disease and being paid for plasma that contains COVID-19 antibodies,” the school’s statement said.

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“The university condemns this behavior and is actively seeking evidence of any such conduct among our student body.”

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The school said any student found guilty of such behavior will face an immediate suspension.

According to the latest numbers provided by the school, 109 BYU-Idaho students have coronavirus.

BYU-Idaho also warned that if coronavirus trends continue in the state and county, the school may be forced to transition to full-time remote learning.

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