Baby developed fever after 'Karen' deliberately coughed on his face in cafe

A baby boy developed a fever after an elderly ‘Karen’ deliberately coughed on him in a cafe. The one year-old’s mom Mireya Moya says her son experienced a temperature after the 60-something woman took off her mask and hacked her throat at the youngster at a Yogurtland Cafe in San Jose, California, on June 12.

Surveillance footage from the scene shows the woman cough on the baby two or three times. Police say the cougher was upset Moya’s family had failed to maintain social distancing, with Moya herself believing her son’s attacker may have been an officious and entitled ‘Karen’ with a racist motive.

She told KGO: ‘Coughing on someone’s face. She did it on purpose it’s not like she did it on accident, oh cough, cough – no she purposely coughed on my son’s face.

‘It happened so quick I was in shock. She got close, she took off her mask, and she coughed three times super hard on my son’s face.

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‘If he were to get sick, I can’t even imagine…I believe this woman may be racist because the family in front of her is white.

‘Me and my grandma are Hispanic and she started telling me about my distance and harassing me and my son once I started speaking Spanish to my grandma.’

Moya has yet to test her son for coronavirus, although the infant now appears to be recovering from the fever he developed.

Surveillance camera footage of the incident showed Moya quickly pull the hood of her son’s stroller up in a bid to protect him from the onslaught of coughing.

The coughing woman left the shop shortly afterwards, and is now being hunted by investigators.

Police have described the suspect as being in her 60s, having a medium build, and say she was wearing light-colored clothing on the day of the cough attack.

States including California have mandated face coverings inside shops and restaurants in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus, with the potentially deadly disease most commonly passed on through droplets present in suffers’ coughs and sneezes.

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