While they’ve been driving around the Washington, D.C. beltway the past couple of weeks to protest mask mandates and other COVID restrictions, some members of the so-called trucker “People’s Convoy” have also managed to come down with coronavirus-like symptoms, including coughs and an illness one protester described as getting “hit by a bus.”
Zachary Petrizzo of The Daily Beast reports:
“Today out in Hagerstown, more and more truckers with The People’s Convoy have complained about becoming sick with a bad cough. One streamer, ‘OTR Survival,’ ended up going to an urgent care, and described the illness as getting ‘hit by a bus.'”
Today out in Hagerstown, more and more truckers with The People’s Convoy have complained about becoming sick with a bad cough. One streamer, “OTR Survival,” ended up going to an urgent care, and described the illness as getting “hit by a bus.”
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) March 22, 2022
While none of those with symptoms have confirmed that they actually have COVID, the telltale cough that won’t abate is one of the most frequently cited complaints when people do contract coronavirus. And if the person isn’t vaccinated, the chances of a long hospital stay increase exponentially, as do the chances the person will die.
The irony of anti-mask protesters manifesting what sound like COVID symptoms wasn’t lost on Twitter users.
Is there a covid outbreak at the astroturfed protest against mask mandates that were removed weeks ago? At this rate the world will run out of its supply of irony.
— Radical Liberal 🇺🇸 🌻 (@pavancharvaka) March 22, 2022
I suppose it’s their right – you know, the freedom to get debilitatingly sick and possibly die.
At least he didn’t have to sacrifice his manliness by wearing a mask.
— Kate (@SurvivingMyWay) March 22, 2022
— DogLover762 (@DLover762) March 22, 2022
— Lorenfitz🌻💙💛 (@l481960fitz) March 22, 2022
‘What did you do during the pandemic, dad?’
– ‘We’ll, the gumment was trying to stop the virus spreading, so I got together with a bunch of other folks to stop them.’
‘And what happened?’
– ‘It worked. I personally kept the virus spreading. I caught it from the other folks.’
— Gerry Mander – followers welcome…. (@_Gerry_Mander) March 22, 2022
Dear Convoy: pic.twitter.com/KJEXzv3NAE
— Diane Hazen🌻 🌊😷💉🇺🇸❤🐶🐶❤📚❤ (@doggiemomx3) March 22, 2022
He shouldn’t go to urgent care. Get on the internet and do some more research. 🤦♂️
— Han Ma’Boggie (@flyingpasketti) March 22, 2022
Strange, I wonder what it is. If only we had some method of study where they looked at the things that make us sick, then they could tell us about it and give us sound advice to follow to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and the general populace safe.
— Charles Edgar Cheeserton III 🇺🇦 (@ParynoidAndroid) March 22, 2022