If you want to figure out who the world’s worst people are right now, all you have to do is go online and look through all the photos of people going out to restaurants and bars and making fun of the concept of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has, of course, recommended that everyone stay home as much as possible and avoid congregating in large groups, but some people apparently think that this doesn’t apply to them and don’t care if they spread the infection to others who might not handle it as well.
Particularly over the weekend leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, a notorious day for pub-hopping and drinking in the U.S., many people were out at the bars. Uber drivers and other people driving around because they had to have been posting photos of these lines of jerks and morons, along with the jerks and morons themselves.
How many old folks will have to die because the 26 year olds of Brooklyn love going to the single worst bar in America? https://t.co/yfpM9HXrUj
— willy (@willystaley) March 14, 2020
I can’t wait to tell my future children that the reason the Coronavirus spread is because some dick heads needed to go sing Sweet Caroline in a bar. pic.twitter.com/ZJiBLXdxLN
— Joe Randazzo🗽(Bronx Pinstripes crew) (@Yankeelibrarian) March 15, 2020
Just drove through Wrigleyville. Every bar on Clark Street has a long line of people ingreen regalia waiting to get drunk and spread a virus. pic.twitter.com/m28q5SnF3J
— The Buck Normally Stops Here (@spiderstumbled) March 14, 2020
— Alanna Durkin Richer (@aedurkinricher) March 14, 2020
“Social distancing” in West Hollywood (every bar packed like sardines 🤯) pic.twitter.com/86tI6rssnI
— Michael Schneider (@schneider) March 15, 2020
Many cities have canceled St. Patrick’s Day events for March 17, and some are closing all bars and restaurants for the next few weeks or more in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Unfortunately, they can’t force people not to be stupid.
The hazmat suits, jokes about social distancing, and “zero lucks given” banners about the virus are not landing as well as they might have hoped (unlike coronavirus memes). That goes double for the actual bars trying to make jokes to encourage people to go out.
Stags and Hen parties in pretend hazmats in Temple bar tonight.
This is going to get a lot worse if this is attitude prevails. #coronavirus is not a joke. #SocialDistancingNow pic.twitter.com/8I6wFfYUGC
— Alan D (@AlanDub13) March 14, 2020
Michigan State students are out
The bars are full
There’s cans on the sidewalk
It is Saturday pic.twitter.com/tvuyC20lI1
— Anna Liz Nichols (@annaliznichols) March 14, 2020
Local Bar’s Asshole management brags about inviting people out to party and potentially spread a deadly virus. pic.twitter.com/7nd5kqO7n3
— Charlotte Mined (@CharlotteMined) March 15, 2020
I am particularly outraged by friends of mine who are medical professionals and not social distancing.
An emergency room nurse I know thinks it’s funny to be at a crowded bar and say Tito’s kills coronavirus.
I don’t think it’s funny that you’re putting your patients at risk. pic.twitter.com/JT51WyUMAM
— Dylan STAY HOME Hewitt (@hewittdylan) March 15, 2020
Hold the virus ☝🏼 pic.twitter.com/S88ORtIqT3
— Scenic’s Bar (@scenic_bar) March 15, 2020