COVID and the Protests

Ashish K. Jha writes, “1. I support the protesters. 2. I am deeply worried protests will fuel outbreaks. 3. I am angry we are in a position where there is tension between racial justice [and] fighting COVID because we didn’t suppress the virus.” I think that’s exactly the right take.

I also Tweeted something about the relationship between the disease and the protests: “Ironic: The government’s incompetence in stopping the coronavirus early led to the lockdowns, which contributed to restlessness and social-starvation that contributed to the protests, which will lead to mitigating the government’s incompetence with respect to criminal justice.”

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