This plague doctor in the background was an oddly welcome distraction from the news

The news took an unexpected turn recently, during a broadcast about the coronavirus pandemic by the BBC’s Helena Wilkinson, when someone wandered into shot wearing the mask of a plague doctor.

It seemed depressingly apt, but people still enjoyed the distraction.

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It caused historian Dr Phil Weir to suggest this link.


Which makes perfect sense, because …

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This BBC News clip went viral because something very weird happens in the background

Source Chris Smith Image BBC News