There are many people who could be considered for the title World’s Biggest Covidiot.
There are the eejits still socialising on the streets in gangs.
The fools cramming people into their homes for drinks parties.
And there are the stockpilers who will, hopefully, left with attics or sheds full of loo roll when this is all over.
But I’m going to nominate my top five.
You’re probably familiar with them all.
THIRD: Boris Johnson. I genuinely hope the man recovers. But it is only a couple of weeks since he visited a medical facility treating Coronavirus victims and after leaving announced:
“I am shaking hands. I was at a hospital the other night where I think there were coronavirus patients and I was shaking hands with everybody, you will be pleased to know, and I continue to shake hands.”
At least his overt stupidity might teach a safety lesson to others.
SECOND (And it was a tight call): Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. He has never taken the virus seriously. Here are two of his pronouncements.
“It’s just a little flu or the sniffles,” words he uttered whilst blaming the media for the whole thing.
And then there was this:
“People are going to die, I’m sorry. But we can’t close a car factory because there are traffic accidents.”
“(Brazilians) don’t get anything. You see the guy jumping into the sewer there, going out, diving, right? And nothing happens to him.”
(and this was a tight call) The Donald. Just in case you’ve forgotten, here are some of his gems:
FIRST (And you had already guessed!): Donald Trump.
In January he said: We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”
February: “A lot of people think that goes away in April with the heat—as the heat comes in.”
“[The number of people infected is] going very substantially down, not up.” “The 15 [cases] within a couple of days, is going to be down to zero.”
“It’s going to disappear one day, it’s like a miracle.”
March: “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it. . . . Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”
“I didn’t know people died from the flu.”
“I don’t take responsibility at all.”
“Good for the consumer, gasoline prices coming down!”
I thought about including Nigel Farage. Yes, we already knew the man is an idiot. But the other day he used his radio programme from London to boast that he was not obeying the instruction to leave his home for exercise only one a day. He said he had been out exercising eight times in five days adding: ‘I didn’t see a single person, I wasn’t putting anybody else at risk including myself, and I think we just need to apply common sense here.’
You will note that I cannot bring myself to put the words “Farage” and “common sense” in the same sentence.
I would also have included Boris Johnson’s puppeteer Dominic Cummings who is quoted as saying their strategy was “herd immunity, protect the economy and if that means some pensioners die, too bad.”
But he has denied saying it. So it would be unfair to mention it…
Anyway watch out.
There are many, many more idiots out there who know absolutely nothing other than that they know absolutely everything about Covid-19.
BREAKING NEWS: Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko (who has been in the job for 26 years) says Covid-19 can be cured with vodka and saunas. His country’s sports – soccer and ice hockey – are going ahead full steam.
He is a contender. Might make the top three next time.