Skip to comments.NYT Wonders: Say, Maybe Cheering The BLM Protests Has Undermined Epidemiologistsí COVID-19 Credibility
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 whos 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 didnt exist at all, including the New York Times. The Atlantics 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:
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I don't think they really care about credibility.
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?
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.
You can’t have it both ways
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!
Everyone Jumps Off Bridge After New Government Order Telling Everyone To Jump Off Bridge!
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, its probably a good idea. Besides, what can we do? Its the government. They definitely have the best people working on it.
The directive was designed to end coronavirus. Medical experts believe its 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.
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.
Politicized and weaponized epidemiology is *not* actually epidemiology.
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