You can’t make this insanity up!

Health experts back protests despite coronavirus since ‘white supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19’

NEWS 
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Dozens of public health and disease experts said the risks of contracting COVID-19 at large protests shouldn’t deter people from demonstrating against racism, National Public Radio reported, citing an open letter penned by the health experts.

What are the details? 

“White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19,” the letter said, according to NPR.

“Initially written by infectious disease experts at the University of Washington, the letter cited a number of systemic problems, from the disproportionately high rate at which black people have been killed by police in the U.S. {stats do not support this BTW} to disparities in life expectancy and other vital categories — including black Americans’ higher death rate from the coronavirus. […]

Local governments should not break up crowded demonstrations “under the guise of maintaining public health,” the experts said in their open letter. They urged law enforcement agencies not to use tear gas, smoke and other irritants, saying they could make people more susceptible to infection and worsen existing health conditions.”

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