[Ed. – ‘Listening to medical experts should not be political.’ –Pete Buttigieg]
We spent the last couple of months being hectored by public health experts and earnestly righteous media personalities who insisted that easing lockdown policies was immoral, that refusing to social distance or wear masks was nigh upon murderous. … But now that the George Floyd protests are serving as some kind of Great Awokening, many of the same are saying “never mind” about all of that. …
Now, I don’t begrudge anybody for believing that the fight against racism or police brutality is important. But this “argument” rests on some preposterous assumptions.
[Thomas] Frieden … is very concerned about public trust. Me too. But you know what erodes public trust in people like Frieden? When they say that you’re a fool or monster who will get people killed for wanting to go to church or keep your business open but you’re a hero when you join a protest they approve of.