Businesses Offer Free Junk Food for Proof of COVID Vaccination

Businesses Offer Free Junk Food for Proof of COVID Vaccination

On Mar. 8, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study which found that 78 percent of the people in the United States who have been hospitalized, placed on a ventilator or died as a result of COVID-19 were either overweight or obese.1 2 3

Overweight or Obese People are Most at Risk for COVID-19

According to the CDC report, of the 148,494 adults who were diagnosed with COVID-19 during a visit to a hospital’s emergency department or an inpatient visit during March to December 2020, 71,491 were admitted to the hospital for care. Of those who were hospitalized, 27.8 percent were overweight and 50.2 percent were obese. The CDC defines overweight as having a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more and obesity as having a BMI of 30 or more.1 2 3 4

The latest data from the CDC estimates that, among American adults 20 years of age and over, 73.1 percent are overweight or obese, with 30.7 percent falling into the former category and 42.4 percent into the latter.5 6

Ryan Light, MD of the Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group in Virginia said:

It’s not surprising that people with obesity have more significant trouble with COVID. It’s a respiratory disease, and a lot of people who have morbid obesity have respiratory complication just because of the weight on the chest.7

“It’s not from carrying the weight. Their lungs are restricted so they’re not able to expand to get the oxygen they need,” noted Ethan Lazarus, MD, president-elect of the Obesity Medicine Association.8

Losing Weight: “A Key Piece of the Puzzle”

This revelation about the extreme susceptibility of overweight and obese Americans to COVID-19 is truly amazing. Bill Maher, host of the political TV talk show Real Time, referred to it as the “key piece of the puzzle… by far, the most pertinent factor.”9 What is more amazing, though, is how little the U.S. government, the media and the medical industry have focused on it.

Instead, the attention has almost entirely been focused on the number of people who have been infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and listed as having died of COVID-19 or the various experimental biologics that are being administered or the CDC’s newest guidelines about masking and “social distancing” or the latest lockdown restrictions or the sizable segments of the population that are refusing to get vaccinated or the idea of requiring so-called “vaccine passports” in order to travel or engage in other routine activities.

“Imagine how many lives could’ve been saved if there had been some national campaign, ala Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! program, with the urgency of the pandemic behind it. If the media and the doctors had made a point to keep saying, ‘But there’s something you can do,'” Maher said. “But we’ll never know, because they never did, because the last thing you want to do is say something insensitive. We would literally rather die.”9

Maher added…

Instead, we were told to lock down. Unfortunately, the killer was already in the house. And her name is Little Debbie.9

For all you health nuts who are unfamiliar Little Debbie, let me enlighten you. Little Debbie is the brand name of a wide assortment of sugary snacks, including cakes, cookies, doughnuts, pies and pastries—best sellers such as Little Debbie nutty buddy bars, honey buns, Swiss rolls, mini muffins, cosmic brownies, glazed doughnut sticks, mini frosted doughnuts, pecan sweet rolls, oatmeal creme pies, fudge rounds and Zebra cakes. All of them guaranteed to drive your blood sugar and calorie counts through the roof and, by extension, possibly increase your susceptibility to health conditions such as COVID-19.10

Free Doughnuts, Popcorn, Fries and Hot Dogs for the Vaccinated

Not only have our government leaders, news sources and medical professionals failed by not encouraging us to lower our susceptibility to COVID-19 by eating better, exercising regularly and attaining a healthier weight, what we’re seeing now are businesses actually offering junk food to people as a reward for getting vaccinated. In recent years, pediatricians and drugstores have tried to entice children to get annual flu shots by offering them free ice cream in exchange.11 With the COVID-19 vaccines now, a similar strategy has been adopted targeting the broader population.

In March, Krispy Kreme announced a promotional campaign to offer a free glazed doughnut to each customer who presents proof of COVID-19 vaccination… every day for the rest of this year. Movie theaters such as Cleveland Cinemas in Ohio are offering free popcorn to customers who show their vaccination card. Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland began offering 10-cent beers to people who provide their vaccination card.12 13 14

Then there’s my favorite—French Fries. Super Duper Burgers in San Francisco has been offering free fries. According to a news report, “All you’ll have to do is snap a selfie at the vaccine facility, post it to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #COVIDVaccine.” At Nathan’s Famous at Coney Island, it’s free hot dogs for those who provide their vaccination card.15 16

And it’s not just in the U.S. where this idea of bribing people to get a COVID-19 biologic has taken hold. In China, they’re offering ice cream. Buy-one-get-one-free ice cream cones in Beijing… but only if you’ve been vaccinated.17

So the strategy is to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by helping them gain weight (and all the health issues that accompany that) and, thereby, be more susceptible to COVID-19? From a health standpoint, this makes no sense.


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Click here to view References:

1 Betz B. CDC study finds 78% of people hospitalized for COVID were overweight, obese. Fox News Mar. 9, 2021.
2 Kompaniyets L, et al. Body Mass Index and Risk for COVID-19–Related Hospitalization, Intensive Care Unit Admission, Invasive Mechanical Ventilation, and Death — United States, March–December 2020. MMWR Mar. 12, 2021.
3 Lovelace B. CDC study finds about 78% of people hospitalized for Covid were overweight or obese. CNBC Mar. 9, 2021.
4 U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Defining Adult Overweight & Obesity. Mar. 3, 2021.
5 CDC. National Center for Health Statistics. Mar. 31, 2021.
6 Monaco K. Over 73% of U.S. Adults Overweight or Obese. MedPage Today Dec. 11, 2020.
7 MoKavanagh M. CDC study highlights concerns linked between obesity and COVID. WTKR Mar. 12, 2021.
8 Takala R. CDC Study Finds 78 Percent Hospitalized for Covid Were Overweight or Obese. Mediaite Mar. 8, 2021.
9 Real Time With Bill Maher. New Rule: Give It to Me Straight, Doc | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO). YouTube Apr. 16, 2021.
10 Target. Little Debbie.
11 Cáceres M. Ice Cream for Flu Shots That Don’t Work. The Vaccine Reaction Oct. 3, 2019.
12 Dickler J. Free with Covid vaccine: Krispy Kreme, marijuana, beer and more. CNBC Mar. 31, 2021.
13 Lewis S. Krispy Kreme will give you a free doughnut every day this year — if you’ve been vaccinated. CBS News Mar. 24, 2021.
14 Suttell S. 10-cent beer, free popcorn and more: COVID vaccine incentives pile up. Crain’s Cleveland Business Mar. 25, 2021.
15 Forberg S. These Companies Are Handing Out Freebies if You Get Your COVID Vaccine. MoneyWise Mar. 26, 2021.
16 Wida EC. 7 deals and food freebies you can score with a COVID-19 vaccine card. Today Apr. 14, 2021.
17 Wang V, Bradsher K. How Will China Vaccinate 560 Million People? Start With Free Ice Cream. The New York Times Apr. 6, 2021.

Note: This commentary provides referenced information and perspective on a topic related to vaccine science, policy, law or ethics being discussed in public forums and by U.S. lawmakers.  The websites of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provide information and perspective of federal agencies responsible for vaccine research, development, regulation and policymaking.

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10 Responses to "Businesses Offer Free Junk Food for Proof of COVID Vaccination"

  1. c   April 26, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Disgusting. It reminds me of various credit card companies who set up tables at my college campus giving students a free candy bar when they applied for a credit card. But this is much more insidious.

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  2. Frances Lilian Wellington   April 26, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    The system being marketed is to con innocents into a higher carbohydrate higher risk category… of the four stages of metabolic syndrome, leading to insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and full blown type two diabetes.

    When insulin resistance occurs in the brain it creates “brain fog” (the reduction of cognitive thinking processes). People affected by brain fog have great difficulty in critical thinking to sort out problems, create and work through goals, and make the right decisions in life. They can therefore tend to rely upon others (particularly ‘authority figures’) to make decisions for them. They can more easily bow to pressure when being bullied, coerced with overwhelming amounts of confusing conflicting information.

    This manipulation of impaired minds is one of the deliberate constructs of the system being pushed upon innocents.

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  3. INGRID C DURDEN   April 26, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    It is terrible. I am overweight too, and everything you have, from a cold to a sore toe, is blamed on being overweight. Do these people know, that the garbage sprayed on vegetables and fruit, the plastic in which food is wrapped, and many other cheimicals, can cause weight gain? Do they know how hard it is to loose weight if there is nothing healthy to eat in your town? And then they offer people yet more garbage. You can hardly call any of this food !

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  4. Cathy   April 26, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    Stupid is as stupid does. One more reason to ignore all the pro vaccine propaganda. Makes me think of the wolf in the “Little Red Riding Hood” story. I just wonder who will have the courage to play the part of the woodsman and put a stop to this insanity.

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  5. Truth Seeker   April 26, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    If something is offered for free, you better ask questions such as, “Why the need for bribery🤔?” Or, “What is the incentive driving this free giveaway 🤔?” And be willing to go down that rabbit hole! It’s an oxymoron.

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  6. Mary   April 26, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    I would like to know how many of those people were on prescription medicine. I was on Lipitor for for 8 years and gained 80 lbs during that time. I went from a healthy 145 to 230. It made me lethargic and I also got severe migraines from it and ended up on a migraine med. ER one night because the migraine was so bad I was vomiting and not the first time. I have always been a healthy eater. Also hypothyroidism. I stopped the Lipitor after 8 years and got better Still haven’t lost the weight though. Also right after I started the Lipitor I got a nasty red raw burning itchy yeasty smelling rash that where I sweat. Several years after I got the rash my daughter found out she and some of her kids have celiac. My doctor refused to test me for it until I yelled at her that it was my money and body and she had no right to refuse me. Before I was tested I stopped eating gluten and lo and behold the rash went away. I then decided to stop the Lipitor and within days the headaches went away. I went back to see her once more to get the results of the bloodwork and have not been to a doctor in 13 years. I have no intention of going back. I will be 70 this year and have had enough.

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  7. Julie   April 26, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Well, this takes the cake! or doughnut! Whatever! I have not eaten a doughnut in over 20 years and avoid the other junk and fried foods also. Are people so stupid, really???? And why would you take such a ridiculous bribe? Unbelievable.

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  8. Tom   April 26, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Nothing about the entire fake pandemic and the forced gene altering therapy solutions makes one iota of sense. I will need $5 million dollars guaranteed payable to my beneficiaries before I get any injections…not some darn donut.

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  9. Redpill   April 27, 2021 at 7:11 am

    West Virginia to give $100 savings bonds to young people who get COVID shot:
    \https://nypost.com/2021/04/26/west-virginia-giving-100-bonds-to-young-people-who-get-vaccine/

    West Virginia is giving $100 savings bonds to residents between the ages of 16 to 35 who get vaccinated for the coronavirus, a report said.

    The measure, announced by Gov. Jim Justice on Monday, comes as a large share of the state’s eligible population have not received even one dose of the vaccine.

    “We’re going to give a $100 savings bond to every single one that steps up and takes their vaccines,” Justice said at a Monday press briefing, according to WSAZ.

    The government is now bribing (oops) encouraging people to get the shot. How sad of a country have we become.

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  10. Karla   April 27, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    My child works for Whole Foods in Texas. They paid their employees $100 to get the vaccine. Likewise with the grocery chain Kroger in Texas. $100 to employees who received the Covid vaccine. That’s nefarious.

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