By Mustafa Gatollari | 4 May 2020
DISTRACTIFY — The social distancing/face mask orders across the country that arose in amid the COVID-19 pandemic are frustrating tons of people. It wasn’t too long ago when you’d see people walking around with surgical masks here and there and you’d give a quick eye roll to your pal whenever they passed by. But now, it’s no laughing matter.
There are some folks who take the “bubble boy” mentality to new extremes, and their attempts at not just coping with but glorifying all of the new restrictions and life rules can be a bit cringe-inducing. Drive-by birthday parties, weird selfies of them and the whole family rocking face masks and sneeze guards, TikTok videos of how to make your own sanitizer at home, it all feels like a bit much and could make the most understanding of us want to face palm.
This, however, is arguably better than the throngs of individuals who are so sick and tired of the mandates, rules, and restrictions — not to mention the economic impact this virus has had on tens of millions of people — that they’ve decided to take matters into their own hands and “protest” the virus.
No, I’m not talking about just protesting the way the response to the virus is being handled, but the actual virus itself. […]