What started out as peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd, have morphed into nightly vandalism, looting and rioting in cities like Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City for weeks with no end in sight. What’s worse is that left-wing politicians seem to be encouraging them in a move that threatens the U.S. economy and working families.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Robert Redfield, issued a dire warning that another surge of COVID-19 infections and deaths could result from the mass protests in already hard-hit areas like Washington, D.C. and Seattle.
“I do think there is a potential, unfortunately, for this to be a seeding event,” Redfield reportedly said. “And the way to minimize it is to have each individual to recognize it’s to the advantage of them to protect their loved ones, to (say): ‘Hey, I was out. I need to go get tested.’ You know, in three, five, seven days, go get tested. Make sure you’re not infected.”
The fake news media has been actively attempting to steer the narrative away from shoulder-to-shoulder protestors. Instead of urging peaceful Black Lives Matter supporters to find other ways to advocate for police use-of-force changes, establishment media outlets have blamed police arrests and a planned Trump Rally in Tulsa for reasons why a virus spike is imminent. The liberal-leaning University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy went as far as to blame officers using tear gas and pepper spray to stop looting, arson, and murder for a potential spread.
“Using it in the current situation with COVID-19 around is completely irresponsible,” prof. Sven Eric Jordt reportedly said in an NPR interview. “There are sufficient data proving that tear gas can increase the susceptibility to pathogens, to viruses.”
Minnesota has suffered repeated infection hikes in weeks following the initial protest on May 26. Hennepin County, where Minneapolis is located, has been stung by the highest infection and fatality rates in the state, outpacing others by five times the number of deaths. Despite the imminent danger to protestors, community members, and America’s vulnerable elders, Democrat governors are now ignoring health officials.
“The best way you can avoid either acquiring or transmitting infection is to avoid crowded places, to wear a mask whenever you’re outside and if you can do both, avoid the congregation of people and do the mask, that’s great,” infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly said.
Out of all the governors. Democrat ones have issued the most stringent stay at home orders and resisted reopening their state economies. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer railed against right-wing groups that organized social-distancing protests opposing her draconian lockdown.
“The fact of the matter is, these protests — in a perverse way — make it likelier that we are going to have to stay in a stay-at-home posture,” Whitmer reportedly said after citizens rallied at the state capital building to demand the governor allow them to go back to work. “The one thing that we know with certainty is that the best tool we have right now is social distancing, and we all are eager to reengage our economies, and yet we have to be really smart about it.”
To show off just how hypocritical she is, just a few weeks after criticizing that protest, Governor Whitmer shrugged off combating the spread to join mass protestors and thumb her nose at police everywhere. She was photographed walking only inches from other demonstrators and kneeling shoulder-to-shoulder with BLM protesters, she posed for hundreds of photos.
In the days since Whitmer marched, Michigan reached a new record high, they hit 60,000 cases of coronavirus. While hospitalizations have not risen, daily cases counts are not diminishing. Earlier this week Michigan reported 125 new cases.
In New York City, Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered virus tracing teams to omit protest questions and data. He has also said he will defy Governor Cuomo’s plan to reopen NYC on Monday because he is worried about a further spike in cases as a result of the protests.
In Washington State, riots and mass gatherings have apparently already caused a spike. “COVID-19 transmission is continuing to increase throughout Washington,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee reportedly tweeted. “Today @WADeptHealth released the latest statewide situation report, and there is reason for strong concern.”
The irresponsible gatherings and civil unrest caused by left-wing radicals are pushing the U.S. economy to the brink of closing, again. Lives will be lost, and businesses will close but heaven forbid any Democrats publicly acknowledge that these riots and protests might be the reason for the increase in cases.