The newest buzzword making the rounds in this terrifying day and age is ‘Covidiot.’ Here’s the general consensus on Urban Dictionary:
2. A stupid person who hoards groceries, needlessly spreading Covid-19 fears and depriving others of vital supplies.
It may be time to add a third definition to the list – a stupid, callous and ignorant person who lacks critical thinking skills and is okay with 2% of our population dying.
If you need an example, check out this FB post by Edmond resident Wendy Jo Hampton that’s making the rounds on social media. She’s a former sales rep at Channel 25 and now operates Express Toxicology Services – a medical marijuana testing facility in Edmond:
Check out this FB post by an Edmond Covidiot. Apparently, we’re all “waaaay too concerned about saving 2% of the population.” Here in OK, that would be about 75,000 people. I feel dumber after reading it. pic.twitter.com/VA4ulrzU50
— The Lost Ogle (@TheLostOgle) March 24, 2020
Although it may be tempting, if you have a fever, dry cough and have lost your sense of smell, do not go lick the door knobs at Express Toxicology Services! Although it only affects 2% of people (according to Wendy’s research), that’s a rude, irresponsible and not safe thing to do. Call your doctor and go wait in line for a respirator instead!
Seriously, Wendy may want to test the bowl of marijuana she smoked before posting that idiotic, illogical and inhumane rant, because it makes you say and do things that are incredibly stupid.
First of all, if you don’t care about 2% of the world’s population, you’re just a greedy, entitled moron – or as Kevin Stitt would call it, a dinner buddy.
Second, if you think the economy stinks today, just wait until 2% of the population dies – and the US healthcare system crumbles with it. But who cares. That would definitely be worth it so you can continue to live your ‘normal’ affluent Edmond SUV life.
Third, if you’re not able to differentiate the harm and impact of a highly contagious, deadly virus traveling the world at warp speed from the adverse health effects of smoking, opioids and pesticides, you should probably start keeping your thoughts inside your fried brain where they belong.
Anyway, I have a feeling there are a lot of other Covidiots living and working and posting in the shadows like Wendy. If you want to send screenshots to us for possible publication, please do.