Americans watched in disbelief as protestors, rioters, and looters flooded the streets after the death of George Floyd.
After all, the country had just gone through three months of devastating government-imposed lockdowns allegedly for American’s “safety.”
And now fake news CNN is helping to spread this laughable report about the George Floyd riots.
CNN Health promoted a letter allegedly signed by 1,200+ “public health professionals” – though CNN didn’t disclose the full list of signatories or their self-professed medical qualifications – claiming that fighting “systemic racism” was a matter of “life or death” for the Black Community so protestors, rioters, and looters didn’t have to follow social distancing guidelines.
“We created the letter in response to emerging narratives that seemed to malign demonstrations as risky for the public health because of Covid-19,” the letter read.
“Instead, we wanted to present a narrative that prioritizes opposition to racism as vital to the public health, including the epidemic response. We believe that the way forward is not to suppress protests in the name of public health but to respond to protesters demands in the name of public health, thereby addressing multiple public health crises,” the letter continued.
The health professionals argued it was possible to protest and minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus – differentiating it from the “dangerous” reopen America protests.
“However, as public health advocates, we do not condemn these gatherings as risky for COVID-19 transmission. We support them as vital to the national public health and to the threatened health specifically of Black people in the United States. We can show that support by facilitating safest protesting practices without detracting from demonstrators’ ability to gather and demand change. This should not be confused with a permissive stance on all gatherings, particularly protests against stay-home orders,” the letter declared.
So-called “experts” screamed on cable news that protests attended by hundreds of Americans to pressure Governors to reopen their economy would lead to mass extinction events as the disease would spread uncontrollably if Americans gathered in large groups.
“We are having people scream and protest in large crowds with no masks on all around the country – these are literally all possible set-ups for super-spreading events like the choir practice above. The great irony of protesting during an epidemic, only to create more epidemics,” Doctor Abraar Karan wrote.
The hypocrisy on the protests and the fact that fake news CNN Health published it in full uncritically showed that the lockdowns had nothing to do with public health and were just Democrat Governors flexing their muscle and initiating politically-motivated lockdowns.
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