If the recent mass protests in this country have shown us anything aside from the obvious fact that they honor the memory of George Floyd, they are also providing evidence that this unconstitutional and unscientific mass quarantine should end.
There have been mass protests all over the United States in the last thirteen days in cities like Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston and too many more to name. Not only are the protesters not observing social distancing but also many are not wearing face masks, which by the way according to the CDC are ineffective and cannot filter out viruses that measure .1 µm and less.
In case you haven’t seen the many images of protesters marching, here are a few from select cities across the U.S.:
Recently many healthcare professionals have stated the protests are not a danger and unlike the protest against the quarantine, are safe and will not spread COVID-19. Global health expert Jennifer Nuzzo tweeted: ‘We should always evaluate the risks and benefits of efforts to control the virus. In this moment the public health risks of not protesting to demand an end to systemic racism greatly exceed the harms of the virus.’
In fact, more than 100 health professionals have signed a petition saying coronavirus should not be used as an excuse to not protest.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer (Michigan-D), who arrested people protesting the lockdown and also arrested store owners who opened up during the quarantine, marched with BLM protesters and others obviously ignoring social distancing and again many not wearing masks. The same was true of other leaders who marched in Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. If in the next week or two there is no spike in mortality rates, the entire issue should be put to rest and the country should be reopened without phases, just reopened period. (As I’ve written before, this policy would be the essence of the Politics of Duh.)
Of course, let’s remember even a large spike in the amount of cases does not necessarily mean that much; testing is now far more prevalent and it also includes people getting tested for antibodies, which is becoming more and more popular.
In many places across the world, citizens are starting to push back on COVID-19 limitations. In Italy, a group calling themselves ‘Orange Vests,’ led by retired Carabinieri general Antonio Pappalardo, refuses to wear masks. Pappalardo said: “These lungs are mine. I will take care of my lungs. Breathing is sacred.”
The Constitution does not only protect those who protest but it also protects citizens who have been deprived of their livelihood and subjected to ridiculous quarantining, prevented from expressing their religious freedom and thwarted from their ability to lead a happy, normal life.