Society

A collection of COVIDIOTS?

A new word enters the lexicon to describe people who eschew social distancing practices in the wake of the greatest public health crisis in recent times

If there’s one thing that unites people during times of crisis, it’s internet shaming. This time, it seems it’s being used for the greater good. COVIDIOTS—a portmanteau of COVID-19 and ‘idiots’– has become a widely-used term to describe those who shirk their responsibilities as global citizens, ignore medical advice and forgo social distancing practices during the coronavirus pandemic. Below, a collection of ‘covidiots’ and quips about ‘covidiotic’ behaviour. Have you noticed a #COVIDIOT out in the wild? Tweet about it to us at @macleans.