There are so many rules about when you can and can not get Covid anymore that it is really hard to keep track.
One that I have found particularly handy here where I live, if you are walking to your table for dinner, you are VERY much at risk. You must mask up. However, once you sit down to start eating, Covid knows not to attack you. It’s brilliant.
I guess that in Los Angeles, Covid is also super smart about picture taking.
This past weekend we saw countless lawmakers and celebrities taking pictures without their masks on. And most all of them are tyrants that have their citizens wearing masks almost everywhere, if they are even allowed out of their house.
BUT… thankfully… we have learned from Gov. Gavin Newsom, that Covid does not attack you when you are taking a photo with Magic Johnson. You know, Magic Johnson, the basketball player that had to retire when he contracted HIV… so, he is probably immunocompromised, but I am not a doctor.
Newsom also tried to dodge the backlash by claiming that he took off his mask as a kind gesture to Magic Johnson’s photo-op.
“I was trying to be gracious,” Newsom claimed. “I took the mask off for a brief second. But I encourage people to continue to wear them.”
Back to the LA Mayor. He let us know that his appearance at the game was doubly safe. He, apparently, just learned from the Governor that the virus can not get you if you take a picture… but he wasn’t so sure… so he added another line of defense: he held his breath.
“I’ll take personal responsibility,” Garcetti told the press on Wednesday after facing backlash for the photographed cameo, as relayed by Deadline Hollywood.
“And if it makes you and everyone else happy — or even the photographs with people where literally I’m holding my breath for two seconds — I won’t even do that.”
So, good news, everyone….
We can go to football games again. And if we are just constantly ready to take a picture we are safe. I’m about to just get a selfie stick and hold it out there all the time, thus tricking the virus into thinking I am always getting a picture taken. It will get bored and move along to the next unsuspecting victim.
I won’t even hold my breath. I like to live dangerously.