There’s a recent column by Ruth Marcus in The Washington Post that Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should read, in light of having gotten herself sick with COVID.
The article is mostly about Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch declining to cover his face during a recent hearing, but Marcus says all the petulant, spiteful things that liberal nags have become known for and which could really apply to anyone who has a brush with the virus: “vaccines work”; “correct masks, properly fitted, work in two directions”; “wearing a mask is the decent thing to do.”
Assuming all of this is true, what exactly did Ocasio-Coretz do wrong in order to make herself sick? She must not be a good person. Marcus wrote that covering your face is what “decent” people do, “even if it is not required.”
Ocasio-Cortez announced her positive status from her home in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, a week after she was photographed in Florida — she crossed state lines — attending a brunch with drag queens. She wasn’t wearing a mask. Hmm.
Of Gorsuch appearing in court without a mask, Marcus said, “We all owe one another a duty of care and respect. Even justices.”
Ocasio-Cortez must not care for nor respect others if she’s so brazen as to cross state lines and head to a restaurant without a mask.
The disease-ridden congresswoman was sure to add in her statement Sunday that she was feeling ill despite having “received her booster shot” against COVID. But as Marcus said on Twitter the next day, “vaccination/boosting great but Omicron increases breakthrough risk. Testing great but imperfect. The respectful and reasonable thing to do … is to mask up.”
Ocasio-Cortez is apparently neither a respectful nor reasonable person.
Marcus also said that because of the new, more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus, masks are needed more than ever, “especially in areas of high positivity rates” and “especially among vulnerable populations.” Florida is currently the seventh-highest state for infection rates, with most of the new cases happening in and around Miami, which is where Ocasio-Cortez was enjoying herself, with no mask, and photographed next to a drag queen, who is black. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ethnic minorities remain disproportionately at risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19.
“Why is this minor inconvenience such a big deal?” asked Marcus on Twitter.
Good question. Is Ocasio-Cortez going to explain why protecting others was too much to ask? Maybe she should apologize for failing to be “decent,” “respectful,” and “reasonable.”
Where is the apology for visiting one of the many “areas of high positivity rates” and endangering the health of someone from one of the many “vulnerable populations”? As Marcus said, “We all owe one another a duty of care and respect.”
Ocasio-Cortez owes us a public apology for her egregious lack of care and respect. Where is it?