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Saturday, 29 February 2020

Idiocy: It's the new global pandemic

As the potentially deadly coronavirus makes its way across the globe, Americans are doing their best to avoid catching the disease - by stopping drinking Corona beer.
Crazy as it sounds, 38% of Americans this week said they wouldn't buy Corona "under any circumstances" because of the outbreak, a survey from 5W Public Relations reported. A further 14% said they wouldn't order a Corona in public.

Another survey conducted by YouGov found consumers' intent to purchase Corona fell to its lowest level in two years.

In another survey, 8% of Americans believed that chocolate milk comes only from brown coloured cows. An incredible 48% were not aware how chocolate milk is made.

It's not just Americans suffering from this particular - and worrying - strain of idiocy. I heard this week that a children's birthday party in Tasmania was cancelled because of an irrational fear of children catching the coronavirus. 

Also in Australia, fears of the coronavirus have prompted the intellectually challenged to start hoarding, of all things, toilet paper, leaving supermarket shelves empty. 

Britain has Brexit to show off its proud stupidity to the world, while Thailand also has a particularly virulent strain.

Take the case of Marut Puangbanjong, a Phuket airport taxi driver found guilty in November of two charges against him for reckless driving that resulted in a six-vehicle wipeout and the death of motorbike rider.

He is required to present himself to the Phuket Land Transport Office to have his commercial driver’s licence suspended.

Until he does, he can continue to drive tourists around.

Phuket Land Transportation Office (PLTO) Chief Policy Specialist Praprai Sounkul told  The Phuket News the taxi driver faces a three-month ban on driving any commercial passenger vehicles.

But asked why the PLTO is refusing to act on a court verdict, Prapai said: “I cannot use any other source of confession to proceed the banning. I want to ask him by myself.”

A fine example of complete idiocy.

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