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Why not quarantine McDonald's and ban soda pop?

Posted

Specializes in ER. Has 28 years experience.

With all this talk about the Coronavirus, and all the risks to the vulnerable population, why aren't we banning junk food and soda pop?

We are severely impacting our economy because of this concerning virus, yet the very real things that are threatening more people, and compromising their health, is okay with the government.

The dietary habits of America are appalling. They have decreased the general health of the population greatly. We have mitigated that with expensive medications and treatments. But wouldn't it be better if we did things to prevent these problems?

Yet, the state is taking drastic measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. This is a question worth asking.

Daisy4RN

Specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg. Has 20 years experience.

And last time I checked more people died from opiate/drug OD so why aren't we doing more about that! Meanwhile they allow all the pot shops to remain open.

Emergent, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 28 years experience.

7 minutes ago, Daisy4RN said:

And last time I checked more people died from opiate/drug OD so why aren't we doing more about that! Meanwhile they allow all the pot shops to remain open.

Can we please talk about how Trump is ruining America by supporting the soda-pop industry?

toomuchbaloney

Has 43 years experience.

We all need comic relief. It's a healthy way to cope with stress and anxiety.

Daisy4RN

Specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg. Has 20 years experience.

7 minutes ago, Emergent said:

Can we please talk about how Trump is ruining America by supporting the soda-pop industry?

That is right, he should ban the big gulp!

8 minutes ago, Daisy4RN said:

That is right, he should ban the big gulp!

I don't know about that and as he's told us, he's so obviously " the healthiest president ever!!"... Still, by the looks of things, it might do him some good to curb his McDonald's intake.

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Ado Annie, ASN

Has 8 years experience.

In an attempt at a serious answer to the question

When *you* drink a soda, it doesn't affect *my* health. But if you have this virus and we go to the same restaurant, I have a pretty good chance of getting it.

um... bad example. I should have said, "if you have the virus and we go the same *gym*, I have a pretty good chance of getting it" LOL

3 hours ago, Emergent said:

Can we please talk about how Trump is ruining America by supporting the soda-pop industry?

It's quite rich that people who are off in other threads insisting that even as the national infection approaches 1m confirmed cases and the death toll approaches 55k with no end in site, no discussion can be allowed about the Trump Administrations failures with Corvid because it's just "partisan" and offensive. The same folks who are here now acting like others are partisan jerks when they themselves are posting messages in various threads blathering about Hillary Clinton and throwing out nonsense about "Obamacare end of life mandates" as if they were real.

You have to wonder if some folks are irony-impaired.

Edited by HeartlandRN

Orion81RN

Has 7 years experience.

1 hour ago, Ado Annie said:

In an attempt at a serious answer to the question

When *you* drink a soda, it doesn't affect *my* health. But if you have this virus and we go to the same restaurant, I have a pretty good chance of getting it.

um... bad example. I should have said, "if you have the virus and we go the same *gym*, I have a pretty good chance of getting it" LOL

If that restaurant diagram on the news was accurate, then you were correct the first time.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Philadelphia PA instituted soda tax 2 years ago

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...The 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax raised $191.7 million in its first 2½ years, between January 2017 and this June, according to city revenue data.

Meanwhile, the programs that the tax funds — pre-K, community schools, and improvements to parks, recreation centers, and libraries — are growing.

https://www.inquirer.com/news/philly-soda-tax-revenue-spending-20190821.html

Studies about the tax show that beverage sales in Philadelphia stores dropped after it took effect, while sales at stores just outside the city increased. Soda vending machines removed from Philly and many suburban high schools too.

Don't take away my Mickey D's .99C burger... my only treat these days when I venture out for pharmacy/grocery run.

adventure_rn, BSN

Specializes in NICU, PICU.

7 hours ago, Ado Annie said:

In an attempt at a serious answer to the question

When *you* drink a soda, it doesn't affect *my* health. But if you have this virus and we go to the same restaurant, I have a pretty good chance of getting it.

um... bad example. I should have said, "if you have the virus and we go the same *gym*, I have a pretty good chance of getting it" LOL

Strongly agree. It’s like the anti-vax argument. You can do whatever you want to with your own personal health, but when your health behaviors directly impact people who are more viler able than you, the government should step in and set regulations.

I'm just here for the comic relief. Carry on. 😜