The German government released a tongue-in-cheek ad hailing an unlikely hero in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic: the humble couch potato. The short video shows an elderly man recalling his "service" to the nation back when he was just a young student “in the winter of 2020, when the whole country’s eyes were on us.” He goes on to say, “I had just turned 22 and was studying engineering, when the second wave hit. Suddenly the fate of this country lay in our hands. So we mustered all our courage and did what was expected of us, the only right thing. -- We did nothing.… Our couch was the frontline, and our patience was our weapon.”

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