Peter Openshaw, a professor at Imperial College London, told the BBC this morning that hugging is a “high-risk procedure” and that it’s best if we greet people at a distance with “a smile and a kind word.”
Openshaw is a member of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG). Speaking to BBC Breakfast he said:
“Some of us are quite happy not to be hugging and kissing many times on the cheek. This is a high-risk procedure, I would say in medical terms and I would certainly not be embracing people closely. I think you can greet people perfectly well at a distance with a smile and a kind word. I think we must be extremely cautious.
I think we’re all in agreement that this is a moment when we need to be very cautious if we’re going to preserve our freedoms going forward into the summer. The more cautious we are now, the more likely it is that we’re going to be able to open up as we hope to over the summer.”
Peter thinks it best that we avoid hugging and kissing in order to preserve our freedoms. I guess irony wasn’t on the curriculum when Peter went to school then eh?
Who the fuck are these people? Hugging, a high-risk procedure? Really? Is this Revenge Of The Nerds IV? Are we really listening to dateless wonders and geeks telling us when we can be intimate with each other?
I bet Openshaw married the first girl that laid him. The gloves are off now. It’s time to send these people up, to expose them for the lunatics they are. I said in a previous piece, that there was a time when the nations comics would be queuing up to annihilate Openshaw and his witchdoctor chums.
It’s time to laugh these goons out of town and out of our lives forever.