1200 public health experts have signed an open letter asserting that Black Lives Matter mass gatherings should be encouraged because “white supremacy” is a bigger health threat than COVID-19.
“White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19,” states the letter, before adding, “Black people are twice as likely to be killed by police compared to white people, but the effects of racism are far more pervasive,” (a claim which is completely misleading given that black people are far likelier to be involved in violent confrontations with police).
The letter goes on to basically assert that COVID-19 isn’t a threat, so long as people are protesting against racism, which is a bigger threat, a completely ludicrous assertion that sounds like it came straight from a far-left protest group, not 1200 public health experts.
“As public health advocates, we do not condemn these gatherings as risky for COVID-19 transmission,” states the letter. “We support them as vital to the national public health and to the threatened health specifically of Black people in the United States.”
The letter then claims that ‘stay-at-home’ protests shouldn’t be treated the same because they “not only oppose public health interventions, but are also rooted in white nationalism and run contrary to respect for Black lives.”
The health experts then go on to assert that BLM protesters shouldn’t be arrested, shouldn’t be held in vans and that tear gas shouldn’t be used against them due to the threat of it exacerbating symptoms of people infected with COVID-19.
The letter also says that facemasks should be ‘celebrated’ and not seen as an easy way for criminals and looters to hide their identity.
The letter was drafted by infectious disease "experts" at the University of Washington, which has been integral in studying the coronavirus in the US. They write that "pervasive racism" is now "the paramount public health problem," superseding the virus. WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) June 5, 2020
Commenting on the letter, journalist Michael Tracey tweeted, “The letter was drafted by infectious disease “experts” at the University of Washington, which has been integral in studying the coronavirus in the US. They write that “pervasive racism” is now “the paramount public health problem,” superseding the virus. WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!”
In the space of 10 days, leftists and even public health officials have gone from demanding police arrest ‘stay-at-home’ protesters for the crime of gathering outside, to demanding the abolition of police and encouraging mass gatherings of people outside.
You’re bad and “killing granny” for participating in a protest while remaining inside your car, but tens of thousands of people gathering in close proximity in cities across America is good because “racism” or something.
No, this isn’t an episode of the Twilight Zone, it’s 2020.
Time to end the Lockdowns and open up the Country for Summer
so who are these 1200 experts? what are their names and where are their credentials? oh! these are vote fraud names on mail in ballots. one can go to the internet or white pages in any city phone directory and create a few, or go to the cemetery like the democraps do in chi. for names and birthdays. when this alleged letter assert that blm -battery, larceny and murder protesters shouldn’t be arrested, the origin of this letter lacks any and all credibility. ANOTHER HOAX. get real America, the democraps want to make you slaves.
Let’s see… COVID19 killed over 100,000 and rogue cops kill… ONE?
death toll numbers are a media fraud. for a patient to die and to be listed as the third cause of death: a death cert. have three lines for entry: primary cause than 2ed/3ed. the diseased must have tested POSITIVE for the virus to be listed as the third cause of death. in philadelphia, it was discovered that 260 of the death tagged from the virus were never tested for the virus.cdc wants any and every death a virus. IT IS A NUMBERS GAME. recently a man died of acute alcohol poisoning but was tagged a virus fatality. recall the alleged ER resident that the ny slime reported as died from the virus. WRONG! the patient who died shared the same name and an assumption was made- slime noted an error in reporting but no apology to the family of the resident who allegedly died. ALL FAKE NEWS!
Dr. Fauci stated during testimony given before the Senate last month that COVID-19 fatalities are very likely being undercounted. Many people have likely died as a result of COVID-19 and it’s complications outside of hospitals or healthcare facilities, without ever being diagnosed or even seeking medical treatment. Don’t believe the popular delusion that all such deaths result in an autopsy. Unless there’s suspicion of crime, hardly any deaths at home these days result in an autopsy. Routine autopsies only happen on television. In many jurisdictions, the local coroner or medical examiner doesn’t even have a medical background.
COVID-19 undercounting is thought to be the case because of spikes in “excess deaths”, which indicate the degree by which total reported deaths exceed the statistical norm for a period, after first subtracting out those directly attributed to COVID-19, seasonal flu, etc. That excess number isn’t reported with the official COVID-19 count, however, because it’s not possible to differentiate between undiagnosed COVID-19 fatalities and excess deaths that were only an indirect result of the pandemic. For example, additional deaths may also have occurred at home because people had strokes, heart attacks, embolisms, etc, but didn’t call an ambulance or go to an ER because of pandemic conditions existing at their local hospitals.
As of today, June 7, U.S. COVID-19 fatalities total 112,284. That the news has been focused on something else has changed nothing. Pretending the number isn’t real won’t either.
@MOS#8541: Except for George Floyd. He had COVID19 but the left would NEVER add him to their padded statistics.