The stock market is plummeting, the coronavirus infection rate is soaring, and countries all over the world are going into lockdown. Still, some younger people continue to go out, apparently under the impression that they can’t contract the virus.
As Late Night host Seth Meyers noted from home, President Trump’s failure to take the crisis seriously for weeks now has only contributed to a dangerous lack of urgency. The lack of social distancing even prompted New York governor Andrew Cuomo to issue a stern, all-caps warning on Saturday: “YOU ARE WRONG.”
“That is serious big dad energy,” said Meyers. “‘You are wrong. Now go to your room for two months. Think about what you did. Better hear you washing your hands in there.'”
Meyers also looked at the news that Republican senator Rand Paul has tested positive for the coronavirus — and visited the pool and gym before the test results came back.
“Seriously, if you think you have coronavirus you’re supposed to stay home, not go to the gym,” said Meyers. “Coronavirus doesn’t care if you’re jacked. I mean, Idris Elba got it, and look at him! If anyone’s capable of knocking out coronavirus by punching it, it’s Idris Elba.”
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