Coronavirus (COVID-19) alerts.. Including any Paranoia

I'd suggest that previous obesity awareness campaigns have fallen flat and failed due to the indolence of the public. Remember the recent Cancer Research UK advert about obesity being a bigger causal factor than smoking a couple of years ago? They were castigated in both social and main-stream media for "fat shaming". However the country is terrified of COVID and thus harnessing that fear for something positive MAY get through the incredibly dense skulls of Brit civ-pop where other attempts have failed.
I'll be interested to see what pressure is imposed on the food production and hospitality industries to radically reduce the use of fats, salt, sugar and carbohydrate content of their output. The sugar tax was a start but by no means a comprehensive approach.

Another thing they need to address is the use of nitrites in processed meats, sausages, hams, bacon etc. It's not so much the pork that does the damage, chaps, it's the cheap preservative shit they mix in with it.

Some will say now is not the time to take on the food production industry. Well, the food production industry is one of the few industry sectors that has thrived during the Covid-19 pandemic.
 

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LE
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I'll be interested to see what pressure is imposed on the food production and hospitality industries to radically reduce the use of fats, salt, sugar and carbohydrate content of their output. The sugar tax was a start but by no means a comprehensive approach.

Another thing they need to address is the use of nitrites in processed meats, sausages, hams, bacon etc. It's not so much the pork that does the damage, chaps, it's the cheap preservative shit they mix in with it.

Some will say now is not the time to take on the food production industry. Well, the food production industry is one of the few industry sectors that has thrived during the Covid-19 pandemic.
All valid points. But alas the massive chunk of the population are thick as pig shit, lazier than a lazy thing and thick as pig shit. Now technically point three is a repeat of point one, but its such an important point it needs repeating. Did you see the queues for McDonald's and KFC's drive-thru when they opened? And the resulting litter fucking everywhere? People actively choose to eat utter shit and they COMPLAIN when given much better quality (and healthier) food.
 
The pandemic has had some strange effects on broadcasting output. Here's what I've noticed.

The Archers - For many weeks, the village of Ambridge and the surrounding area were completely unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. The characters apparently were blissfully unaware of what was going on in the rest of the world as no reference was ever made to the pandemic.

After the backlog of prerecorded episodes had been depleted and Ambridge had caught up with the real world, we were treated to a series of depressing monologues where the characters had all seemingly fallen out with each other. Nobody engages with anyone else apart from occasionally calling out to another without receiving any reply.

Rather topically, one of the characters, Alice Carter (nee Aldridge) seems to be developing what promises to be a serious and impressive drink problem. I expect that she'll soon be posting on here.

News and Current Affairs - The usual presenters have now been forced to broadcast from underneath duvets in their own bedrooms. Interruptions during interviews (always a problem with the BBC) have now become significantly worse as the result of interviewers being unable to see their interviewee and to read any visual cues. Add to the mix any two-way digital delay and signal artifacting, dropouts and the frequent distraction of interviewee's smartphone and laptop ringtones and notifiers going off and you end up with something entirely unlistenable.

Comedy Programmes - Much of the BBC Comedy output depends on the presence of an invited audience. Performers and panel show contestants now participate collaboratively from the end of their telephones and deliver their material without the reactive assistance of a grateful and compliant audience. Not the ideal environment for any comic.

It has become obvious to me that in an attempt to overcome this shortcoming, the shows' producers have instructed performers to howl with mirth loudly, lengthily and often inexplicably at the input of other panel members or participants. The effect is one of slightly manic and forced hysteria and can be rather disturbing.
 
Like the Archers comment , true , nothing changed it was all a load of , Ill talk into my phone dear . It’s been so hard in Ambridge what with the virus and all.
More depressing to hear than live right now.
 
Don't let them take the temperature on your forehead as you enter the supermarket, because it erases your memory.

I went for a bottle of milk and a loaf and came home with a case of my favorite wine, a bottle of gin and 4 litres of tonic water
 
 
I'd suggest that previous obesity awareness campaigns have fallen flat and failed due to the indolence of the public. Remember the recent Cancer Research UK advert about obesity being a bigger causal factor than smoking a couple of years ago? They were castigated in both social and main-stream media for "fat shaming". However the country is terrified of COVID and thus harnessing that fear for something positive MAY get through the incredibly dense skulls of Brit civ-pop where other attempts have failed.
This is going to really help.:(

'Burger King has announced a super money-saving deal. Combined with the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme, customers can enjoy their BK meals at the lowest ever price.

'One of the most sought-after offers by Burger King fans is the mega Whopper deal. Between Monday and Wednesday for the first two weeks of August, the restaurant’s signature burger will be available through the app for just £1.99. By combining with the government scheme, in-restaurant diners will be able to enjoy a further 50 per cent off.'



'KFC - The ubiquitous chicken chain is also taking part in the scheme, offering its six-piece bargain bucket for just £6.95.'

 

Trans-sane

LE
Book Reviewer
This is going to really help.:(

'Burger King has announced a super money-saving deal. Combined with the government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme, customers can enjoy their BK meals at the lowest ever price.

'One of the most sought-after offers by Burger King fans is the mega Whopper deal. Between Monday and Wednesday for the first two weeks of August, the restaurant’s signature burger will be available through the app for just £1.99. By combining with the government scheme, in-restaurant diners will be able to enjoy a further 50 per cent off.'



'KFC - The ubiquitous chicken chain is also taking part in the scheme, offering its six-piece bargain bucket for just £6.95.'

Fucking tell me about it. A former colleague was practically doing a "Sally Albright" on Facebook when KFC published their revised price list.
 
F'ing lunatics. I'd happily see them given some New World Order.

'A group of anti-mask activists has staged a protest inside a Morrisons, urging food shoppers to ‘resist the new world order agenda’.

'StandUp X members told the public to ‘ask questions’ and refuse to consent to coronavirus lockdowns, as they demonstrated inside the supermarket in Peckham, south London two weeks ago. The footage emerges after masks were made mandatory in more indoor settings – including museums, cinemas and places of worship – in England and Scotland on Friday.

'Demonstrators shouted ‘your masks are so bad for you’, while others claimed the British people were being ‘conditioned’, as customers looked on in Morrisons. Claiming lockdown rules were a state of ‘authoritarian control’, one protester told onlookers: ‘You are conditioned to believe everything the government tells you. Never ask questions. You never ask questions, just wear a mask. You know this agenda is the new world order agenda. They are conditioning you for the new world order guys. You guys need to resist. Resist the new world order guys. How many people die from the flu every year? ‘You are not asking any questions. You are just wearing a mask because they tell you to wear a mask. Do some research.’

Another activist handed out leaflets, while another shouted: ‘Don’t let the government lie to you no more!’ Meanwhile, someone else chanted: ‘We are the people, we are the power, we are the 99%.’ The anti-mask group, which also questions the need for 5G, describes itself as a movement that is ‘peacefully questioning the narrative’. Their website reads: ‘We do not consent to Government social distancing measures infringing upon public and private life. We do not accept enforced masks. We do not accept a dictatorship of lockdowns, threats of lockdowns, and Covid Ghettos.’ It comes after several other anti-mask protests take place across the UK, including in Brighton, Sheffield and London.'


 
F'ing lunatics. I'd happily see them given some New World Order.

'A group of anti-mask activists has staged a protest inside a Morrisons, urging food shoppers to ‘resist the new world order agenda’.

'StandUp X members told the public to ‘ask questions’ and refuse to consent to coronavirus lockdowns, as they demonstrated inside the supermarket in Peckham, south London two weeks ago. The footage emerges after masks were made mandatory in more indoor settings – including museums, cinemas and places of worship – in England and Scotland on Friday.

'Demonstrators shouted ‘your masks are so bad for you’, while others claimed the British people were being ‘conditioned’, as customers looked on in Morrisons. Claiming lockdown rules were a state of ‘authoritarian control’, one protester told onlookers: ‘You are conditioned to believe everything the government tells you. Never ask questions. You never ask questions, just wear a mask. You know this agenda is the new world order agenda. They are conditioning you for the new world order guys. You guys need to resist. Resist the new world order guys. How many people die from the flu every year? ‘You are not asking any questions. You are just wearing a mask because they tell you to wear a mask. Do some research.’

Another activist handed out leaflets, while another shouted: ‘Don’t let the government lie to you no more!’ Meanwhile, someone else chanted: ‘We are the people, we are the power, we are the 99%.’ The anti-mask group, which also questions the need for 5G, describes itself as a movement that is ‘peacefully questioning the narrative’. Their website reads: ‘We do not consent to Government social distancing measures infringing upon public and private life. We do not accept enforced masks. We do not accept a dictatorship of lockdowns, threats of lockdowns, and Covid Ghettos.’ It comes after several other anti-mask protests take place across the UK, including in Brighton, Sheffield and London.'


A spokesman for the group later made the following announcement.


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President Trump is understood to be in negotiations with the spokesperson for a new role in the Whitehouse.
 

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