UPDATE: Since we’re on the topic of #COVIDiots, it’s worth noting that President Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is going back to prison because he’s an absolute moron. From NBC New York:
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney later jailed for fraud, has been taken back into federal custody after allegedly violating the terms of his COVID-related release, his attorney said Thursday.
Earlier this month, Cohen was captured in photos by the New York Post dining out at a Manhattan restaurant.
Cohen’s attorney told NBC News that those photos may have prompted his return to custody.
In another edition of our long-running series, “At Least They’re Not Your Legislator,” we take you to Mississippi, where a bunch of state lawmakers who refused to wear masks have learned the hard way that the coronavirus doesn’t care about your political statements.
As The Clarion Ledger reports:
Gov. Tate Reeves is warning the public to get tested for coronavirus if they have been in contact with a state lawmaker.
The number of coronavirus cases linked to an outbreak at the Capitol has grown to 36, which includes 26 legislators, according to the state’s top health official.
Many politicians flouted recommendations to wear a mask inside the Capitol in recent weeks. Now, about one in six of Mississippi state lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus [Pols emphasis]…
…The leaders of both chambers — Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann — have tested positive for coronavirus. On Wednesday, the Enterprise Journal reported that Rep. Sam Mims, R-McComb, had tested positive for coronavirus. Mims chairs the House Public Health Committee.
Wearing a mask isn’t just about protecting others; new research shows that wearing a mask in public can reduce YOUR risk of contacting the coronavirus by as much as 65%.
Republican lawmakers who refused to wear masks despite working indoors in close proximity to others ended up becoming the latest example of why wearing masks is so critical to combating COVID-19.
Funny how that works.