Cov"idiot" is the term coined during covid to refer to individuals who think it is just ok to break all the rules, to deny the safety protocols, and be irresponsible! Whenever the cases spiked, normal people who fear for their life strictly mask up, wash hands, use sanitizer and do whatever they could and can to keep the virus at bay, but our covidiots feel the liberty to remove the mask, to party , to gather in large crowds and, even protest against covid norms.
I could not believe when I read news about people fighting for their rights on streets in USA to remove masks, to celebrate, to go back to normalcy, when Covid was in full glory! I thought may be a bunch of people have lost senses and are behaving recklessly....but when I came across such folks even in my vicinity I realized they exist everywhere!
Some x I know was always reckless whenever I reminded about Covid protocols, with people in that home always going out, partying or letting the kids go play in crowds... because they are vaccinated. Among people known to me, they were the first to contract Covid in the second wave and repented a lot later ! Thankfully they were not admitted though they got many symptoms and became very weak later. May be the vaccine helped them or may be their immunity, but if we keep all the may bes aside, the resistance they or blokes like them showed towards Covid guidelines was unbelievable. If some of them went to supermarkets even during complete lockdown to buy the flour of their favorite brand😠… some one else was bored and just wanted to meet friends. May be I am too pessimistic but I was mostly locked up at home. The many deaths I heard even in close circles made me much more cautious and my heart raced whenever my daughter played even in corridors during peak Covid.
|An old notice detailing how to lessen the spread during spanish flu. source: here|
The protocols may not guarantee a 100% protection but they at least act as precautionary measures to a great extent, to not get contracted and to not spread the disease. A Mask is an age old method followed to stay protected from many kinds of flus (see above image)!
On the present day, it is a great relief to see that public is going back to normalcy slowly. WE ALL WANT OUR NORMAL LIVES BACK! The norms may be lifted soon everywhere but God forbid, if there is any other new wave....please follow necessary protocols and don't be a covidiot like below!
You have any experiences with Covidiots? Do share in comments!
|Covidiot's beliefs. Source : here|