Safer at Home? Maybe Not.
During the past three weeks, an outbreak of demonstrations, looting, and rioting has been splashed across our various viewing screens for all to see. The question raised by these public displays has been one of confusion and questioning. Whatever happened to all of the dire warnings and admonition to strict adherence to stay at home, and limit your trips outside due to the pervasive pandemic that is running rampant throughout our country.
Health professionals signing a letter, something akin to that ever-popular parental permission slip for a school field trip has come into play. These 1,000 to possibly 1,200 “health and medical colleagues” expressed concern about fears of COVID19 shutting down the demonstrations, looting, and rioting.
Over 1,000 health professionals sign a letter saying, Don't shut down protests using coronavirus concerns as an excuse - WRAL.com
Protesting Racism Versus Risking COVID-19: 'I Wouldn't Weigh These Crises Separately' - Wisconsin NPR
Over 1,000 health professionals sign a letter saying, Don't shut down protests using coronavirus concerns as an excuse - CNN
Now, these “health professionals” aren’t defined as doctors or epidemiologists or pandemic experts in the articles. However their overall agreement to not worry or be concerned about the COVID19 virus during the demonstrations, looting and rioting is in direct contradiction of CDC and WHO and the advice of the science, we were chided to strictly adhere to beginning back in February and March of this year.
We were told, #saferathome, don’t take any unnecessary trips, don’t gather in groups, don’t go to church, wash your hands, stay at least six feet away from anyone else. If you didn’t follow these and other safety rules, you were a certain statistic for getting the COVID19 virus.
Fast forward to May 25, 2020, and the following three weeks of demonstrations, looting, and rioting, where all of the aforementioned admonitions for everyone’s personal safety were tossed aside like yesterday’s cat litter. We’re now hearing that an estimated 70 COVID19 testing sites were damaged or destroyed during the protests. However, none of the above-mentioned news articles were able to verify the number of sites and the extent of the damage.
At odds with the over 1,000 health professionals and their signed letter -
Birx’s comments mirror those of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has raised concerns that the protests could lead to a spike in cases. “It’s a perfect set up for further spread of the virus in the sense of creating these blips which might turn into some surges,” Fauci admitted on local D.C. radio station WTOP last week.
Is it any wonder why the public is befuddled, confused, and stupefied, and the contradictory and mixed messages being put out by “health professionals?” As it appears that these professionals and their science are incapable of giving us a straight answer to the pandemic, why should we continue to believe them?