There’s an annoying trend starting to crop up amid the coronavirus pandemic. It’s not quite as egregious as the Democrats’ and the media’s constant politicization of the virus. It may not be as ridiculous as AOC getting mad that the stimulus bill won’t give money to illegal immigrants. But it’s still irritating, intrusive, and potentially dangerous.
Last week, Californians began calling the police to report neighbors who were coughing. The New York Post reported that “multiple police departments in Southern California say they have been receiving more 911 calls from residents concerned that their coughing neighbor may have the coronavirus.”
Unfortunately, the snitching virus managed to spread 3,000 miles across the country to Kentucky, where the state’s government recently set up a hotline for the express purpose of allowing residents to rat out their coughing neighbors. On Monday, Democratic Governor Andy Beshear announced the creation of the hotline, which allows residents to report individuals and businesses who they believe to be violating the state’s social distancing orders.