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NYT Wonders: Say, Maybe Cheering The BLM Protests Has Undermined Epidemiologistsí COVID-19 Credibility
HotAir ^ | July 6, 2020 | Ed Morissey

Posted on 07/06/2020 1:32:01 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat

The deuce you say! This flash from the Paper of Record only surprises to the extent that the New York Times covered this issue at all. “Are protests unsafe?” their headline asks, and then adds, “What experts say may depend on who’s protesting what.”...If experts want to retain credibility, they should take better care of it. And that also applies to the mainstream media outlets that spent the last month pretending that this issue didn’t exist at all, including the New York Times. The Atlantic’s Zeynep Tufecki points out that the Gray Lady has been just as hyperbolic and slanted as any other media outlet when it comes to beachgoing, for instance, which is much less risky than congregating shoulder-to-shoulder for protests:

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes
"If experts want to retain credibility, they should take better care of it."

I don't think they really care about credibility.

1 posted on 07/06/2020 1:32:01 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat
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To: CheshireTheCat

It is laughable that the corrupt MSM , and local media, has been wringing their collective hands at the increase in COVID “cases” whatever that is, and then they blame people going to bars.

Not one mention, ever, of all the protestors doing the left’s dirty work. Just an absolute coincidence that the COVID cases went up after the protesting. Nothing to see here, right?


2 posted on 07/06/2020 1:35:33 PM PDT by Obadiah (Kill the deep state or lose the Republic.)
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To: CheshireTheCat

My question is, “When have the ‘experts’ EVER told us the unvarnished truth about COVID-19?”

From where I sit, the answer to that question is “NEVER”.

And they have just ratcheted up already fraudulent case count rules. . . so it is all BS all the time.


3 posted on 07/06/2020 1:37:19 PM PDT by RatRipper ( Democrats and socialists are vile liars, thieves and murderers - enemies of good and America.)
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To: CheshireTheCat

Ya think?

You can’t have it both ways


4 posted on 07/06/2020 1:44:59 PM PDT by Kozak (DIVERSITY+PROXIMITY=CONFLICT)
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To: CheshireTheCat

Amazing how these masks learn so quickly. In March they wouldn’t protect us but now they do! Amazing. And the virus is now so smart it avoids protesters - they’re safe!


5 posted on 07/06/2020 1:45:42 PM PDT by Dilbert56
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Everyone Jumps Off Bridge After New Government Order Telling Everyone To Jump Off Bridge!

https://babylonbee.com/img/articles/article-5902-1.jpg

U.S.—After state governments across the country directed their citizens to shut down their businesses and just kinda hope things worked out, a new order has been issued: everyone is to jump off a bridge immediately.

A government official issued the order to solve our current crisis, and everyone immediately complied.

“Everyone jump off a bridge,” said a representative of the government.

“OK,” said everyone. “If the government says so, it’s probably a good idea. Besides, what can we do? It’s the government. They definitely have the best people working on it.”

The directive was designed to end coronavirus. Medical experts believe it’s the best, most effective way to stop the virus.

Assuming everyone follows through and obeys the order, coronavirus will be wiped out, according to officials. There are no bad side effects, as far as anyone can tell.

A few people pointed out that it could kill everyone, but these people are anti-science and obviously hate their neighbors.

https://babylonbee.com/img/articles/article-5902-1.jpg


6 posted on 07/06/2020 2:02:32 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Who, now in America, are people not allowed to criticize in our life, in public, and in politics?)
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Thanks. Good article, including its quotes from Thomas Chatterton Williams in The Guardian:

Less than two weeks ago, the enlightened position in both Europe and America was to exercise nothing less than extreme caution. Many of us went much further, taking to social media to castigate others for insufficient social distancing or neglecting to wear masks or daring to believe they could maintain some semblance of a normal life during coronavirus. At the end of April, when the state of Georgia moved to end its lockdown, the Atlantic ran an article with the headline “Georgia’s Experiment in Human Sacrifice”. Two weeks ago we shamed people for being in the street; today we shame them for not being in the street...

“The risks of congregating during a global pandemic shouldn’t keep people from protesting racism,” NPR suddenly tells us, citing a letter signed by dozens of American public health and disease experts. “White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to Covid-19,” the letter said. One epidemiologist has gone even further, arguing that the public health risks of not protesting for an end to systemic racism “greatly exceed the harms of the virus”.

The climate-change-denying right is often ridiculed, correctly, for politicizing science. Yet the way the public health narrative around coronavirus has reversed itself overnight seems an awful lot like … politicizing science.

7 posted on 07/07/2020 2:52:20 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Trust the risen Lord Jesus to save you as a damned and destitute sinner + be baptized + follow Him)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Politicized and weaponized epidemiology is *not* actually epidemiology.

8 posted on 07/09/2020 4:59:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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