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Coronavirus Causing (Egg) Shell Shock

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Police were called to two grocery stores in the central Israeli city of Rishon Letzion after a fight broke out because of a shortage of eggs. Other supermarkets are limiting shoppers to one carton of eggs each. In many store, eggs have sold out. Meanwhile, overnight Sunday, Israel got a shipment from Portugal of no less than 1 million eggs, and that followed previous egg imports from Spain and Ukraine.

Along with toilet paper – a strange matter in itself – eggs have become the symbol of the current distress. But anyone with common sense and some compassion will look at this egg tumult and think, “Guys, are you serious?” Of all consumer products, this is what you’re fighting over?

Cultivating the image of eggs as a healthy and basic food that is required in every home (which is in stark contrast to what eggs actually contain) is the Poultry Growers Board and their lackeys in the Agriculture........

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