• The German government tells people to be as 'lazy as raccoons' as it deploys humor to control the spread of COVID-19

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    The German coronavirus ad campaign was released to the public on November 14, 2020
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    Official adverts created by the German government last week encouraged the country to be "lazy as raccoons" to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
    One of the ads, which was widely shared on social media, shows an old man speaking about how in the "winter of 2020" people became "heroes" after doing "absolutely nothing."
    Last month, Berlin's tourism authority launched an ad campaign featuring an elderly woman in a floral mask giving the middle finger to people who refuse to wear...
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