Injecting Disinfectant Isn’t the Only Stupid Shit Said About COVID-19

Shelly Fagan
11 min readApr 25, 2020
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The top ignorant and dangerous quotes about the coronavirus epidemic.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman

The Mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman, will be long remembered as one of the worst civic leaders in this pandemic. Her performance on a major news program was so cringe-worthy that even Anderson Cooper lost his shit over her comments. Goodman volunteered Vegas to receive a placebo instead of the vaccine, so they could act as some kind of “control group.” After repeated calls to open up businesses, her guidelines for social distancing boiled down to this:

“Right now, we’re in a crisis health-wise, and so for a restaurant to be open or a small boutique to be open, they better figure it out. That’s their job. That’s not the mayor’s job."


Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick

First, there was a public furor over Texas Lt. Governors earlier comments suggesting that grandparents would be willing to risk their lives for a better economy for their grandchildren. So someone dreamed up the brilliant idea to let him try to clarify his position with another appearance. He doubled down that he was willing to sacrifice the elderly.

. . . there are more important things than living. And that’s saving this country for my children and my grandchildren . . .”


Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci

The public’s memory is short. Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci seems to be the media darling of this pandemic. However, early on, he claimed the risk was “miniscule" and joined in the seemingly coordinated effort to discourage people from wearing masks.

Now, in the United States, there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to wear a mask."


Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida

There is a reason why Donald Trump calls Florida home. Who knows if it is due to tax breaks…

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