A “coronavirus party” in Kentucky is the latest instance of young people openly defying federal health guidelines intended to slow the spread of the virus. One of the people in their 20s who attended the party has tested positive for COVID-19.
"This is one that makes me mad…" After attending a "coronavirus party" in Kentucky at least one young adult has tested positive for COVID-19. https://t.co/PVUEGyL3nM
— KDKA (@KDKA) March 25, 2020
“We are battling for the health and even the lives of our parents and our grandparents,” Governor Andy Beshear said. “Don’t be so callous as to intentionally go to something and expose yourself to something that can kill other people. We ought to be much better than that.”
Some social media users have resorted to online shaming in an effort to convince others to abide by social distancing measures.
#COVIDIOTS was trending on Twitter this week, with users sharing memes and posting photos of people ignoring steps aimed at halting the spread of the coronavirus.
— Lord Flashheart (Лорд флашхеарт) (@LordFlashy76) March 22, 2020
— திருவதிட்டக்குடி சரவணன் (@TgiSaravanan) March 25, 2020
Comprehensive list of symptoms for #COVIDIOTS
* Extraordinary sense of self importance
* Generally low I.Q
* Naturally attracted to Toilet paper
* Predominant diet of pasta
* Has no idea of personal space
Treatment: No effective anti-idiot drug currently tested!
— Erin (@SCFC1983EW) March 22, 2020
All of those wild college students partying on the beach in Florida and traveling for spring break… you are all a #COVIDIOT
— Colin Zhou