1200 public health experts have signed an open letter asserting that Black Lives Matter mass gatherings should be encouraged because “white supremacy” is a bigger health threat than COVID-19.
“White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19,” states the letter, before adding, “Black people are twice as likely to be killed by police compared to white people, but the effects of racism are far more pervasive,” At best this statement is misleading, but in reality the assertion is just plain false. The letter goes on to assert that 'COVID-19 isn’t a threat, so long as people are protesting against racism, which is a bigger threat', this from supposed 'Public Health Experts' but sounding more like it came straight from a far-left protest group.
“As public health advocates, we do not condemn these gatherings as risky for COVID-19 transmission,” states the letter. “We support them as vital to the national public health and to the threatened health specifically of Black people in the United States.”
It just gets more demented as the letter then claims that ‘stay-at-home’ protests shouldn’t be treated the same because they “not only oppose public health interventions, but are also rooted in white nationalism and run contrary to respect for Black lives.”
The 'health experts' then go on to assert that BLM protesters shouldn’t be arrested, shouldn’t be held in vans and that tear gas shouldn’t be used against them due to the threat of it exacerbating symptoms of people infected with COVID-19. The letter also says that face-masks should be ‘celebrated’ and not seen as an easy way for criminals and looters to hide their identity.
Commenting on the letter, journalist Michael Tracey tweeted, “The letter was drafted by infectious disease “experts” at the University of Washington, which has been integral in studying the coronavirus in the US. They write that “pervasive racism” is now “the paramount public health problem,” superseding the virus. WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!!”
The same virtue-signalling leftists now posturing about racism and encouraging lawbreaking, looting, and the flouting of social distancing rules in the middle of a pandemic, are the same virtue-signalling leftists that were screaming that those participating in a protest whilst remaining in their cars were “killing granny”.