Coughing in the time of coronavirus could be criminal
Intentionally coughing on someone could lead to hefty criminal charges. A look at why coughing can be criminalized during this pandemic.
SAN ANTONIO — In the time of the coronavirus, coughing could be a crime in certain circumstances. When you cough and do not cover your mouth, germs hang in the air and travel quite a distance. A coronavirus cough could potentially kill.
“Infectious diseases specifically have been held to be deadly weapons in Texas,” said Joel Hoelscher, an attorney with Hoelscher, Gebbia, Cepeda PLLC.
Some people might think it is a joke to cough on someone and say they have the coronavirus, but it might not be so funny when you know the cost it carries.