Photo: Floridian (Shutterstock) It pains me to write this, but for every loogie or spit wad I see hocked onto the ground during the pandemic, I fume just a bit more. This is a scourge that predates COVID-19, and it’s so ingrained in our culture to use the sidewalk or street as a personal spittoon that the trend continues unabated, even as people on the street wear masks to prevent transmission of COVID. I know I’m in grave danger of sounding like an angry dad, but I really could care less: I’m here to admonish those who relish their loogie-wad, saliva-spraying ways, because you deserve to feel bad and you really should cut that shit out. Spitting spreads disease I know Dr. Fauci hasn’t issued a national PSA about the dangers of spitting with impunity, but you should still know that it’s obscenely reckless given the currently rampaging state of the pandemic. It must bear repeating that there’s a worldwide pestilence that’s hit the U.S. harder than any other country; we’ve had over 300,000 people die of COVID-19 in under a year , and the grim tally really sees little sign of abating in the immediate future. So why the hell are you spitting on the ground, where people walk? COVID is transmitted in a number of ways, and yes, the saliva you’re spewing onto the ground is one of the vehicles by which this virus spreads. But wait, it can spread other diseases, too! The BBC kindly laid […]