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    Why Public Health Experts Have Lost All Credibility...

    And that we need not listen to them...

    More than a thousand public health experts signed an open letter specifically stating that "we do not condemn these gatherings as risky for COVID-19 transmission. 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 conceded that mass protests carried the risk of spreading coronavirus, and offered some good—if naive—advice for people who are going out anyway: wear masks, stay home if sick, attempt to maintain six feet of distance from other protesters. Many protesters are wearing masks, but others are not. And while we can blame the police for forcefully corralling people into close quarters, it's a bit rich for public health experts to endorse protesting under conditions that they know are impossible for protesters to meet.

    https://reason.com/2020/06/04/george...cials-disease/
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    That should have happened when we got the propaganda to stay 6 feet apart, wash your hands, wear a face mask at all times (even when swimming).

    People treat propaganda as truth after it has been repeated so many times. I am irritated when I hear this on broadcasts.

    The other thing we could add to this loss of credibility is that the public health experts (if they believe the propaganda) are promoting racism when promoting "safe" infection of great numbers of protestors. If the coronavirus is so widespread and deadly, the experts are endorsing the deaths of these protestors.

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    Responses to this letter are the reason I don't believe that the typical American is able to walk and chew gum at the same time in their exploration of complex social / political issues. Do I agree with the letter? More 'no' than 'yes.' Does this letter mean "we need not listen to [Public Health Experts]"? Come on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    And that we need not listen to them...
    It definitively makes you realize how politically driven they are in their expert assessments. Which makes you wonder how valid man-made climate change is now and how politically partisan driven that issue is as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
    That should have happened when we got the propaganda to stay 6 feet apart, wash your hands, wear a face mask at all times (even when swimming).

    People treat propaganda as truth after it has been repeated so many times. I am irritated when I hear this on broadcasts.

    The other thing we could add to this loss of credibility is that the public health experts (if they believe the propaganda) are promoting racism when promoting "safe" infection of great numbers of protestors. If the coronavirus is so widespread and deadly, the experts are endorsing the deaths of these protestors.
    It is amazing, the hypocrisy and even getting involved in a political issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanD View Post
    Which makes you wonder how valid man-made climate change is now and how politically partisan driven that issue is as well.
    No kidding...
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    The stated reason I've read elsewhere was that racism is a public health epidemic in the US so it justifies action here. Granting that for the sake of argument, it's even less controversial that unemployment and poverty are also public health concerns that shorten one's life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    And that we need not listen to them...
    wow
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanD View Post
    It definitively makes you realize how politically driven they are in their expert assessments. Which makes you wonder how valid man-made climate change is now and how politically partisan driven that issue is as well.
    Oh, this article below made me rabid. It was originally published in the Los Angeles Times (they've conveniently deleted it now) and was used in part as an excuse to close California beaches. Kim Prather, some idiot "atmospheric chemist", was declaring beaches dangerous, because surf spray contained sewage, and sewage might contain covid. I nearly fell out of my chair with disbelief. "This woman is a scientist?"

    https://www.northcoastjournal.com/Ne...s-and-swimming

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhitney View Post
    That should have happened when we got the propaganda to stay 6 feet apart, wash your hands, wear a face mask at all times (even when swimming).

    People treat propaganda as truth after it has been repeated so many times. I am irritated when I hear this on broadcasts.

    The other thing we could add to this loss of credibility is that the public health experts (if they believe the propaganda) are promoting racism when promoting "safe" infection of great numbers of protestors. If the coronavirus is so widespread and deadly, the experts are endorsing the deaths of these protestors.
    That part really seemed twisted.
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