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Charlie Brooker's 'Antiviral Wipe' Was The Best And The Worst Of Britain

Charlie Brooker's 'Antiviral Wipe' Was The Best And The Worst Of Britain
By Donny Mahoney Updated

You'd have to admit, one of the key tenets of Ireland's coronavirus strategy - 'don't be the Brits' - has been pretty effective at curtailing a massive loss of human life during the last two months. While it's probably too much to expect Ireland to respond to a crisis on this scale with the vision and efficiency of, say, Germany, studying the Brits for lessons in what not to do has certainly stood to Irish public health policymakers.

The British's government's absurd and depressing response to the Covid-19 emergency was satirised in all its horror last night by the great Charlie Brooker, who took a break from envisioning scenes from a dystopic near-future in Black Mirror to create a one-off episode of his Wipe series. It was called 'Antiviral Wipe' and it was aired last night. Joining him were correspondents Philomena Cunk and Barry Shitpeas.

The show is available to watch back on the BBC iPlayer. We presume it'll find its way to youtube at some stage as well. Whether you were looking for jokes about Boris Johnson's flippant attitude to Covid-19, the Imagine obscenity or 5g conspiracy theories, Brooker had all bases covered last night.  These clips will sate your appetite for the entire 45-minute episode.

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