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After months of pleading for social
distancing, health officials support
Seattle protests. Black Lives Matter calls them ‘too dangerous.’

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 6/5/2020 10:49:33 AM

Just a couple weeks ago, it would have been the stuff of public health professionals’ nightmares: Thousands of people clustered together amid a pandemic, chanting, shouting, and, after police hit them with tear gas, coughing. But that was before Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd, and before the week of protests (snip) Jennifer Balkus, an assistant professor of epidemiology at UW and another signatory, said it was a risk to gather and recognized the concern of a spike in infections. But, she said, institutional racism is “a public health crisis that’s been with us for decades.”

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Strict rules are for us working people, not for the "woke."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: janjan 6/5/2020 11:15:14 AM (No. 433364)
The media have a new shiny thing to torment Americans with. The Covid drama did its job of killing the economy. They’re hoping that the riots finish it off.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 6/5/2020 11:24:01 AM (No. 433371)
What are they going do when there are no spikes?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo 6/5/2020 11:26:31 AM (No. 433374)
So follow the science was Justin one big science, media and goobernment lie. Stop lying and let’s us go in with our regular lives!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/5/2020 11:36:43 AM (No. 433387)
It was just BS all along.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 6/5/2020 11:43:34 AM (No. 433395)
As I watched the giant political theatre/supposed funeral in NYC of St. George the Druggie, I remember Mayor DeBlasio attacking the entire Jewish community for some Satmar Hasids participating (masked, at a distance) in a funeral procession for a beloved Rabbi. Gotta love the double standard.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: dbdiva 6/5/2020 11:55:35 AM (No. 433410)
As someone commented on the earlier Rachel Levine thread below there is a true epidemic of abortion in the country. So....... if an organization that called itself PBLM (Pre Born Lives Matter) wanted to march that would most likely not be classified as a crisis. No permit for them!! OTOH if a Pride group wanted to protest it would be deemed a crisis since they were cooped up so long public health officials would be concerned about the possibility of LGBXYZZ suicides. They wouldn't be able to grant permission for them to march fast enough.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/5/2020 1:54:19 PM (No. 433542)
We had months of Antifa types spitting on Trump supporters exiting their rallies. I haven't seen any of the left recommending Antifa types wear a mask to protect the health of Trump supporters. Please call the WaPo, NYTs, CNN, and MSNBC to ask them for a reaction to this story.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: czechlist 6/5/2020 7:30:27 PM (No. 433862)
I'm torn Part of me wants these protests to prove the virus isn't as dangerous as predicted Another part wants all of those rioters to catch it and suffer.
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