This just in from the Government of the United States
The right to peaceably assemble is permissible based entirely on your political views.
This is banana republic shit now. t.co/d1nNJqarJG
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) June 6, 2020
How ridiculous. Medical experts are supposed to be smart but they completely contradict themselves with this. It makes absolutely no sense at all.
Same bullsh*t, different day. No positive ideas – only negative. Never build, only burn.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) June 6, 2020
Many people all over the country were prevented from properly mourning lost loved ones because policymakers and health officials limited public funerals to just 10 people. For months, public health officials urged people to stay inside and avoid gathering in large groups; at their behest, governments closed American businesses, discouraged non-essential travel, and demanded that we resist the basic human instinct to seek out companionship, all because COVID-19 could hurt us even if we were being careful, even if we were going to a funeral rather than a nightclub. All of us were asked to suffer a great deal of second-order misery for the greater good, and many of us complied with these orders because we were told that failing to slow the spread of COVID-19 would be far worse than whatever economic impact we would suffer as a result of bringing life to a complete standstill. . . .
People who failed to follow social distancing orders have faced harsh criticism and even formal sanction for violating these public health guidelines. To take just one extreme example, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to use law enforcement to break up a Jewish funeral.
After saying no to so many things, a significant number of public health experts have determined that massive protests of police brutality are an exception to the rules of COVID-19 mitigation. Yes, these protests are outdoors, and yes, these experts have encouraged protesters to wear masks and observe six feet of social distance. But if you watch actual footage of protests—even the ones where cops are behaving badly themselves—you will see crowds that are larger and more densely packed than the public beaches and parks that many mayors and governors have heavily restricted. Every signatory to the letter above may not have called for those restrictions, but they also didn’t take to a public forum to declare them relatively safe under certain conditions.
“For many public health experts who have spent weeks advising policymakers and the public on how to reduce their risk of getting or inadvertently spreading the coronavirus, the mass demonstrations have forced a shift in perspective,” The New York Times tells us.
But they could have easily kept the same perspective: Going out is dangerous, here’s how to best protect yourself. The added well, this cause is important, though, makes the previous guidance look rather suspect.
Well, yes. It suggests that they weigh politics — the right sort of politics, that is — ahead of public health. And it suggests that because they do.
RICHARD FERNANDEZ: The Collapse of Social Distancing and Establishment Authority.
While you were told getting a haircut could kill tons of people, health officials are not concerned about covid spread in big protests.
We were told for months not to be in large groups. Yet, apparently, it was okay all along as long as you were protesting. But not any protests, as protesting the covid lockdowns were genocidal.
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