Jim Gaffigan is among the many Americans who are frustrated by the lack of coronavirus tests being made available to the public. On Friday, the comedian went on a Twitter rant about the government’s inadequacies.
“What do we have to do to get the damn US Federal Government to get a damn Covid-19 test mass produced immediately and easily accessible to every US citizen? Why does it seem like the Federal Government STILL can’t get ahead of this? Why do I have to post this? #getusadamntest,” he wrote in his first tweet.
What do we have to do to get the damn US Federal Government to get a damn Covid-19 test mass produced immediately and easily accessible to every US citizen? Why does it seem like the Federal Government STILL can’t get ahead of this? Why do I have to post this? #getusadamntest
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) April 10, 2020
After receiving replies from people who think the federal government is doing a perfectly fine job, Gaffigan tweeted again.
“Hey everyone I appreciate all the discourse about our ineffective Federal Government’s response. We obviously need to motivate them to do anything. This might do nothing but it’s something. I’d rather post about anything else. If you are too brainwashed, please unfollow me,” he wrote.
“And this concludes my Good Friday quarantine meltdown about our incompetent federal government. Be safe. I love you,” he said in a third tweet.
He wasn’t quite finished, though. He then quote-tweeted someone who wrote, “The government has no responsibility or ability to mass produce a test; you should know better.”
Gaffigan said, “Thanks for the Ayn Rand theory lesson. Our government can and has made companies make ventilators. You should know better.”
Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings. Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.