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(CNN)   On July 27, 2020, at 7:20 AM GMT, Boris Johnson became self-aware   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-07-27 12:26:13 PM  
Isn't he known for using self-deprecating humor to distract from genuine issues?
 
2020-07-27 9:58:55 PM  
Maybe he's slimmer but he's still grotesque.
 
2020-07-27 10:00:28 PM  
"Was"?
 
2020-07-27 10:03:28 PM  
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020​/​07/26/government-unveils-12-week-plan-​help-britons-slim-amid-fears/

Scientist discovered the coronavirus prevents the routine burning of carbohydrates. This results in fat build-up inside lung cells -- something the virus needs to reproduce. If you can stop this fat build up, you still get the coronavirus, but it is more like a cold instead of a near death experience (or just a death experience for the really unlucky).

The UK is actually doing something worthwhile there.

What else do people do to stop fat buildup in their body? How about exercise? Search: "COVID-19 exercise." Oh look:  Exercise May Protect Against Deadly COVID-19 Complications.
 
2020-07-27 10:06:05 PM  
The sleeper has awoken.
 
2020-07-27 10:07:02 PM  
Ok, in the middle of a pandemic...the nation has more important issues to focus on.

Rent
Utilities
Food
Staying safe
Keeping a job or finding a job

That is a push...when things are normal.

However, if you want to compromise...emphasize exercise.
That's health, stress relief and something to keep occupied in this atypical time.
Just a bit every other day makes a big difference.

So don't say weight and diet...say exercise.
Protests don't count.
 
2020-07-27 10:07:53 PM  
PROBLEM: most people in the UK can no longer afford food

SOLUTION: time to tackle obesity!

I want to help run the Brexit propaganda machine. It looks like so much fun turning lemons lemonergh.
 
2020-07-27 10:12:15 PM  
*hides from the people that will hear this and think 'so catching covid-19 is a good way to lose weight, and it can't be that serious because now he's out jogging'*
 
2020-07-27 10:15:32 PM  
Cup of Tea

Boris Johnson is... oh, I don't know how to say it. I wouldn't say he's some kind of 3d chess genius, he's not honest, but he's not actually a moron.

I look at him and I see the same dumb things about me and it makes me think of why I like Homer Simpson.

Horrible reason to elect someone though.
 
2020-07-27 10:16:36 PM  

lincoln65: Cup of Tea

Boris Johnson is... oh, I don't know how to say it. I wouldn't say he's some kind of 3d chess genius, he's not honest, but he's not actually a moron.

I look at him and I see the same dumb things about me and it makes me think of why I like Homer Simpson.

Horrible reason to elect someone though.


That said he did go to a coronavirus hospital not wearing a mask, for the express purpose of meeting patients, and even I ain't that dumb so...
 
2020-07-27 10:20:33 PM  
It's bad enough that when your SO goes on a diet, you go on a diet. This guy decides he was fat and now a whole nation has to fight obesity?
 
2020-07-27 10:26:54 PM  

transporter_ii: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020​/​07/26/government-unveils-12-week-plan-​help-britons-slim-amid-fears/

Scientist discovered the coronavirus prevents the routine burning of carbohydrates. This results in fat build-up inside lung cells -- something the virus needs to reproduce. If you can stop this fat build up, you still get the coronavirus, but it is more like a cold instead of a near death experience (or just a death experience for the really unlucky).

The UK is actually doing something worthwhile there.

What else do people do to stop fat buildup in their body? How about exercise? Search: "COVID-19 exercise." Oh look:  Exercise May Protect Against Deadly COVID-19 Complications.


Oh shiat don't say that. My plan to eat this winter is to eat the suet balls my neighbours hang for the birds.
 
2020-07-27 10:43:52 PM  
I believe the best thing I can do to help out in this crisis is to stay out of the hospital. So I've managed to lose 48 lb in the last four months, but I'm still too fat. Working on it though.
 
2020-07-27 10:51:14 PM  
So want to be a thin jingoistic racist asshole.
Hooray for you.
 
2020-07-27 10:53:37 PM  

clkeagle: Isn't he known for using self-deprecating humor to distract from genuine issues?


It's a genuine issue to be sure, but the trend I've been seeing online and in things like city council meetings is that people are trotting it out to excuse sh*tty behaviors on their part, such as not wearing masks and not socially distancing. It goes kind of like, "Hello, I'm a doctor-lawyer and I shouldn't be forced to wear a masks because a) it doesn't help medically, b) it's unconstitutional, and c) obesity is the real problem."

They do a similar trick with school shootings and bringing up how the real problem is the south side of Chicago.
 
2020-07-28 12:03:06 AM  
I'd bet a couple quid he balloons like a poisoned dog within a year.
 
2020-07-28 5:19:26 AM  
For a relatively small amount of money (compared to the trillions we're throwing at the pandemic), a big government effort towards better diet and exercise and general healthy behaviors could likely create outcomes that would offset all the coronavirus deaths.
 
2020-07-28 7:45:43 AM  
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