|OT| Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) news & discussion - No, it's not just a flu


Apr 18, 2019
Yeah we have something similar in the UK: the "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme.
Basically everyone each (meaning: per person!) gets 50% off (up to 10£) their bill in selected restaurants, 3 days a week in August.

Now, let alone the sheer idiocy of including fast food chains instead of actually helping local restaurants, you get the discount only if you eat in!
Take out and eat in the park 200m away from the next person? NOPE.
Eat in beside a table full of coughing people? YES PLEASE!
Damn that is unfortunately short-sighted. Financial incentive to worsen the pandemic which in turn makes the economy worse by orders of magnitude.

It's out of a looney tunes cartoon.