1,000 health professionals say don’t shut down protests using coronavirus as excuse

1,000 health professionals say don’t shut down protests using coronavirus as excuse

[Ed. – If there is anyone who isn’t convinced that the reaction to the pandemic was overblown to cater to liberal interests, this should erase all doubts.]

A group of health and medical colleagues has penned an open letter to express their concern that protests around the United States could be shut down under the guise of coronavirus health concerns.

The letter — which went on to draw more than 1,200 signatures — focuses on techniques to reduce harm to people protesting racial injustice.

“We created the letter in response to emerging narratives that seemed to malign demonstrations as risky for the public health because of Covid-19,” according to the letter. …

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“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.”

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