Many young people have gone against the rules put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, saying they believe they won’t get the disease, or if they do, it won’t be a problem. In fact, a social media “influencer” licked a toilet seat as part of a coronavirus challenge – and then claimed he had the disease, only to admit later that he was lying.   

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Amy, 22, admits she made jokes about the virus on social media – until she contracted it.
 
“It’s not a joke once you get it,” says Amy, adding that she thought she was going to die. “It really impacted my friends. It really impacted my family … At this point, it’s just ignorant to joke about having coronavirus.”

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Hear more of Amy’s story in the video above. And, hear her message for young people.
 
On Thursday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear from a “Spring Breaker” who traveled to Miami despite government warnings and how she says 15 seconds changed her life forever. Check here to see where you can watch.