Health Experts' Letter Okaying Crowds to Protest Infuriates the Internet, Especially People Who Have Already Lost So Much

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It’s pretty hard to say how disgusting it is that “health experts” who were willing to keep us all locked up forever or until a vaccine came, who were behind the imposition of all kinds of random rules that grievously harmed people and the economy are now just completely thrown that all under the bus with the embrace of the protests.

As we reported, those health experts wrote a letter saying basically that the protests were so important that they trumped concerns about the virus.

The letter can really can be reduced to the insanity of this picture.

Not only that but they claimed those who protested the lockdowns were “rooted in white nationalism and run contrary to respect for Black lives,” the letter continued, in a further bizarre take.

As journalist Michael Tracey observed, this wasn’t just random nutters saying this, this included “infectious disease “experts” at the University of Washington, which has been integral in studying the coronavirus in the US. They write that “pervasive racism” is now “the paramount public health problem,’ superseding the virus.”

Here’s a sample of one making the same argument:

Tucker Carlson ripped the letter.

“Huh?” Carlson responded incredulously after reading part of the letter. “In other words, anybody who complains about being locked down is a racist, except the people who refuse to be locked down because they are protesting racism. Heads, I win. Tails, you lose.”

“These are public health officials,” he continued. “This is insanity. Just days ago you were told that any kind of gathering could kill thousands of people. You would be a murderer. You would be a genocidal murderer. That is before we learned that viruses have their own woke political agenda and the only rallies we should ban are those being held by people who have the wrong ideas, people who want to earn a living or go to church. Those protests are racism. Oh.”

This letter and the allowed protests has infuriated people, not because they begrudge anyone the right to protest. It’s those whose lives and businesses have been harmed by the lockdowns. Protests of First Amendment rights over the lockdown weren’t important, saving people’s jobs and businesses wasn’t important, saving people’s lives with other medical treatment wasn’t important either. No one will ever be able to fully count the damage of all this, and it’s infuriating that “experts” can dismiss it all like this and then on top of it all paint concerns as “racism.”

But perhaps one of the most affecting losses that people can never get back was identified by Fox’s Janice Dean, who lost her father-in-law and mother-in-law in April in a nursing home in New York to the virus.

How many thousands of people were denied the ability to even have a wake or a funeral for their loved one? And then to see health experts, the media and Democrats just give a nod to thousands of people in the streets altogether, because suddenly that’s important and allowable, but to have been denied is just painful and infuriating beyond belief.

People poured out their hearts to Dean.

In addition, some shared how they still have not been able to see their parents or other family members who are in hospitals or nursing homes.

Those are things that people can never recover.

Never has the choice been so starkly painted.