The Cure for Covid
It’s as predictable as the sunrise.
No sooner do they introduce new regulations across the Irish Sea in their “war on obesity” than our lot start screaming for the same, only harsher.
The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) said the government should follow the UK’s lead “through tough new action to tackle obesity that has been made more urgent than ever by evidence of a link to increased risk from Covid-19″.
Of course they have to bring the Virus into it. Having tried to scare the shite out of us all with their doom and gloom over the past few months they are now going further by trying to scare any remaining shite out of the overweight. Lose a few pounds they say, or you will die a horrible death.
Under new UK plans, restaurants will have to display calories on menus, ‘buy one get one free’ deals on unhealthy items are banned and TV ads for junk food are not permitted to air before 9pm.
So here we have advertising bans, the equivalent of health warnings and restrictions on what can be sold. They seem to have missed the plain packs bit, but that’s only a matter of time. We all know the Tobacco Template.
The IHF said the Irish government “should now look at going even further” than this through actions like mandatory reformulation of unhealthy food and drinks and extending the sugar tax on drinks to include confectionery goods.
Oh sweet fuck! As if they didn’t tax us enough.
And how the fuck are they supposed to introduce “mandatory reformulation of unhealthy food and drinks”? What does that even mean? Who decides what is unhealthy? I suppose that given free reign, they’d probably ban everything except tofu and cashew nuts. I have never heard of anything more insane.
By their own claims, 23% of adults are obese. Not overweight, you notice, but obese. This would mean that they are happy with the 77% who aren’t but those 77% are going to have to suffer the same penalties such as higher prices and tasteless crap for food.
Incidentally I don’t know where that quarter of the population lives but it’s not around here. Maybe they are all confined to Leitrim?
“The more successful we are in limiting the impact of the virus the quicker we will be able to return to some sort of normality, so the case for decisive action on obesity has never been more compelling,” the IHF’s head of advocacy, Chris Macey, said in a statement.
So there you have it. All we have to do is lose a few pounds [whether we need to or not] and the pandemic will be over.
Who thought it could be so easy?
Vote with your wallet – don't buy the "reformulated" shite.
Pubs and restaurants will be very glad to lose some more customers than they've lost already via "tobacco control" and now Corona. They'll look forward to losing a few more who can't stomach the nannying while actually wanting a nice evening out.
The nannying is getting worse – and more stupid – by the second. And it's again global. I sometimes start wishing the internet had never been invented – then stupid ideas wouldn't travel around the globe within seconds to be merrily picked up by all the idiot nannies. Wouldn't that be nice and quiet?
I don't mind if they produce an alternative "reformulated" item as I still have the choice. The problem arises though when something is just changed and there is no alternative. Can you imagine a sugar-free Mars bar?!!
Yes, regrettably I can. Like artificial "meat". And the sheeples are all for "natural" food but define "vegan meat" as something healthy. Back to nature, eh?
For the rest, I agree: as long as there's choice, everything's fine. But I also thoroughly resent to be nannied.
Junk Food isn't defined. They just say food high in fat, sugar or salt. So that's butter off, bacon off, chocolate off, biscuits off, grapes off, raisins off, sausages off, salami off, cheese off, ham might be off, gammon off, Kobe beef off, lard off, cakes off, pastry anything off, and this tedious list can go on and on. Non-diet beverages except for tea and coffee. Just hand me a revolver and bottle of vodka. Bugger. Vodka is off. Too many calories.
Bullets contain lead. Very unhealthy?
I guess it was 10 to 15 years ago everyone was screaming about obesity and how unhealthy we are. All the fast food places started coming out with calorie counts and so called healthy choices. It was about that time that Carl's Jr. and Hardees, Same company different names. Carl's Jr in the west and Hardees on the east coast. They came out with a menu of high calorie, high fat gutbusters. Even to this day they advertise double bacon extra cheese double cheeseburgers and extra large fries. They found a profitable market for the anti religion of health folks
I think it was about three years ago I went to a Hardees about an hour from here and ordered a bacon double cheeseburger and fries and it was delicious. Very tasty but it felt like a heart attack on rye. It was so bad for me but WTF it tasted great and went down well with a large soda.
If it worked for fags they wouldn't do it. Treasury considerations.
Yesterday's Telegraph headline – lose 5lbs and save the NHS £100 million. I'm up for that if I get half of the £100 million I save the NHS from shedding a few pounds.
Via Mr Frost: http://nannyknowsbest.blogspot.com/2020/07/the-nhs-has-become-state-religion.html
St Jamie of Oliver is featured in the next post – he's looking a bit porky himself.
Perhaps if he lost 10lbs he'd save the NHS £200 million.
The simple alternative would be to let the Covid virus run its course – allegedly, it will kill all the fatties, so they won't then need to impose regulation, taxes or nannying on the survivors. Somehow I don't think they'll see it that way.
Excellent point. Not only the fatties but everyone with chronic ill health too. Would save the NHS billions if 70% of the clinical budget could be saved like this.