Jimmy Kimmel knocks Palin for dining out despite positive COVID-19 test: 'Typhoid Mary'

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Jimmy Kimmel slammed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) this week after she dined outdoors at a New York City restaurant days after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Kimmel took aim at the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee during his show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday night, labeling her "Typhoid Mary," in reference to an American cook who was believed to have infected 53 people with typhoid fever.

Palin, who was in New York for her defamation lawsuit against The New York Times, tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday, which pushed back her court date.

On Wednesday, she dined outdoors at the popular Manhattan restaurant Elio's. She had dined indoors at the same restaurant the previous Saturday, despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19.

New York City requires restaurant patrons to show proof they are vaccinated against the coronavirus.

"But now, after testing positive, she went back to the same restaurant with COVID and a guy who's coughing," Kimmel said as a clip of Palin eating outside of Elio's at a table with other people played. "There's Typhoid Mary having some linguine or something."

"You know [in] New York you're supposed to isolate for five days after a positive test, but darn it that's not how Alaska's top hockey mom does it," Kimmel said. "She plays by her own rules."

"What is she supposed to do? Sit in her hotel room and order from any of the 20,000 restaurants in New York City?" he jokingly added.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams's (D) office on Friday asked that all New Yorkers who came in contact with Palin get tested for COVID-19.

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