COVID-19 has taken over the U.S., with tens of thousands of deaths since the start of the year. State governors were initially left on their own to figure out how to implement social distancing, deciding at different times to give shelter-in-place orders. Since then, the federal government has begun to take more steps to intervene, but it seems to have done more harm than good in some cases.
One of the many ways President Donald Trump has caused more trouble is by implying that the economy is a bigger priority to the nation than human lives. He has suggested multiple times that the country should re-open before any health authority has deemed it safe. And his followers are taking his word over anybody.
In Columbus, Ohio, a group of protestors crowded outside of the Statehouse Atrium, demanding that Ohio businesses reopen. Photographer Joshua A. Bickel snapped a shot of them banging on a glass window, demanding Gov. Mike DeWine let them go back to Target:
— Joshua A. Bickel (@joshuabickel) April 15, 2020
Yes, they’re packed together, faces uncovered, and screaming with their whole mouths.
Will be forever haunted by this image of protestors in Ohio demanding the governor open businesses back up pic.twitter.com/P0nivaYSsY
— future canon (@futurecanon) April 15, 2020
The image went very viral because everyone pretty much recognized it for what it is: a still from a zombie movie.
As someone from Ohio I can tell you that this is simply how our whites behave all the time. https://t.co/ICc1LvE7bK
— Curtis Cook (@Curtis_Cook) April 16, 2020
Looks like a scene from Walking dead . https://t.co/PTac6AHVuj
— Elaine (@ElaineYoung94) April 16, 2020
DO Y'ALL SEE THAT PURGE MASK BEHIND THE FLAG ? https://t.co/pSX2H7Rwyh
— The Militant Nerd and Noname Stan (@Brenthusiast) April 16, 2020
After the environmental artists getting the storytelling graffiti right, I now also have to apologize to zombie movies getting the "masses at the window" shot right. https://t.co/Wy1Zij0Row
— Rami Ismail (رامي) (@tha_rami) April 16, 2020
jesus it looks like a zombie apocalypse https://t.co/PNBRIOQvAF
— hk wuliff 𓅯🏳️🌈 胡勵呼 (@hkwuliff) April 16, 2020
We are living in a horror movie https://t.co/JhrcUNLso5
— rabia O'chaudry (@rabiasquared) April 16, 2020
When there’s no more room in Hell, the mediocre will walk the earth https://t.co/K6tB900bDo
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) April 16, 2020
Tfw you haven't spoken to the manager in over a month https://t.co/cWFsg5zdxJ
— Tomás Comidas Grandes (@tom_usher_) April 16, 2020
The walking brain dead!
It’s like watching natural selection in slow motion.
A cult, willing to die for their leader… https://t.co/SvuErP0Poj
— Stu Cameron (@stucam7771) April 16, 2020
black studies called white supremacy a death cult for 35 yrs and pretty much predicted this image below but tell me humanities have no value 🙃 https://t.co/iGPqOOwley
— Kaitlyn Greenidge (@surlybassey) April 15, 2020
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 15, 2020
28 Business Days Later (2020) https://t.co/InjHj0PrdE
— Zack Bornstein (@ZackBornstein) April 15, 2020
The Walking Brain-Dead https://t.co/6Vwa2aOYzb
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) April 15, 2020
im the guy in the reflection scratching his ass https://t.co/PaANEswDby
— kc green (@kcgreenn) April 15, 2020
Holy fuck. This looks like something out of a zombie movie. https://t.co/fJv36HjgJw
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) April 16, 2020
its uncanny pic.twitter.com/anWmn9ufoh
— The Urban Hermit (@sssssparkers) April 15, 2020
fox news has turned people into actual walking dead https://t.co/kGjgzcNE0g
— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@MattNegrin) April 15, 2020
Covid-19 is significantly more contagious then the flu and at least ten times more fatal but let’s crowd together to protest the government trying to protect us because rights. https://t.co/cgaStXl8K8
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) April 15, 2020
When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth. pic.twitter.com/hX9edMfJ8E
— Frater Pera (@ThatWerewolfTho) April 15, 2020