Age of the ‘COVIDiot’: The New Heights of Public Shaming

The downside of gaining 10,000 new Instagram followers in a day: when they attack you for having COVID-19.
 
After traveling abroad, Hanoi hotel manager Nhung Nguyen was diagnosed with COVID-19 just as Vietnam considered declaring the country coronavirus-free.

The government made a prominent example of her.

 
Her influencer sister, diagnosed and treated in Europe under stricter privacy laws, couldn’t escape the trolls, either.
 
These sisters are just 2 examples of the new extremes internet shaming has reached during COVID-19, worsening the already painful isolation of having the illness. 
 
The New Yorker

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