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.
— Farhan Mohamed (@farhanmohamed) March 22, 2020
— Nick (@nickybolts) March 23, 2020
— Emily Vandermeer (@EmilyVanHolman) March 23, 2020
— Andrew Harrison (@harryphlyers) March 22, 2020
Family fined after selling medical masks in a Port Coquitlam park at inflated prices.
— John C. Carlisle (@wangfujohn) March 22, 2020
— Constable Chaos #StayHomeSaveLives (@ConstableChaos) March 25, 2020
As New York's shelter in place order went into effect yesterday, New Yorkers flocked to Central Park as a way to escape their apartments. Heres a glimpse of how NYC spent their first day. 1/4 pic.twitter.com/THqbCDbS3p
— Holly Deaton (@HollyLDeaton) March 21, 2020