A group of physicians in Germany has decided to protest the shortage of PPE to protect against COVID-19 infection by posing nude. The group calls its protest Blanke Bedenken, which translates as “naked concerns,” and has started a Twitter account of the same name.
German doctors have stripped naked in a series of photos to show how vulnerable they feel without adequate PPE on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/a8I17AAH5P
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 28, 2020
Thank you for mentioning us @guardian, even though the situation for British doctors is even harder. Doctors’ solidarity! We will miss you! #NoBrexit #blankebedenken #hausärztinnensindda #corona https://t.co/7S0Ke4VdZ1
— Blanke Bedenken (@BlankeBedenken) April 27, 2020
On its site the group, which was launched on Thursday and has since garnered growing attention online, has featured more photos of doctors posing in their medical practices, some wearing nothing but a stethoscope, hiding their private parts behind medical equipment, paperwork and toilet rolls.
In one of the photos a doctor holds up a sign that reads in German, “I learned to sew wounds. Why do I now need to know how to sew masks?”
You’d think physicians would have learned from the numbskulls at PETA that getting naked might be good for some publicity but rarely helps your cause.
Germans like being naked. I'm fairly certain the rest of us wish they didn't.
— The Contrarian (@TheCont83801381) April 28, 2020
Germans don’t need much of an excuse do they .
— david paterson (@djpaterson1) April 27, 2020
Why? Apart from the fact that Germans like taking their clothes off?
— AII (As It Is.) (@myseasoninhell) April 27, 2020
What is it with Germans and getting naked?
— MedEighty (@MedEighty) April 27, 2020
Who cares, germans get naked when the wind blows.
— feldaddy77 (@FelicianoLuna7) April 28, 2020
Glad they have enough free time to do this.
— I Luv Shrimp (@based_rants) April 28, 2020
They just want to show off their junk.
— VolScovi (@carpetmansam) April 28, 2020
— Jackmeridan (@jackmeridan) April 28, 2020
Some are naked…with masks on??
— TexanforLife (@LauraD972342) April 28, 2020
So they have time for this? Just stupid.
— Alfredo Zibechi (@bolsoforever) April 28, 2020
Any reason to get naked ???
— Jdub2.5 (@5Jdub2) April 28, 2020
Looks good to me….but I’ve been inside a long time .
— Helen (@haj4457) April 28, 2020
— Pierce Marble (@PierceMarble) April 28, 2020
I like how that one dude is checking someone's lungs naked. That had to be an odd appointment.
— Jocko Briarcliffe (@JockoBriarclif1) April 28, 2020
hope he sanitized that chair
— Chiselhead 2 (@aginghunk77) April 28, 2020
peak attention seeking behavior. pic.twitter.com/ysydOPI7Ng
— NO MASK, NO PROBLEM 🙂 (@JDANKS420) April 28, 2020
The ones making the choreographed dance routine videos always seem to have PPE to the max.
— Black Sheep (@BenTps) April 28, 2020
Blue-checked journo doing his damnedest to make sure MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell doesn't get away with trying to help save lives during COVID19 crisis https://t.co/h0kz1gndTd
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 1, 2020