We Can Thank the Protesters for Their Laboratory [OPINION]
The apparent murder of Mr. George Floyd by four individual members of the Minneapolis police will lead to a better understanding of the COVID-19 virus.
The people who protested the alleged murder of their fellow citizen by armed agents of the government have also created a volunteer laboratory to understand the dangers – or lack thereof – posed by the COVID-19 virus.
Out of fear of this Chinese imported virus, America shut down its economy and began shoveling borrowed money to businesses and individuals. The elected officials and their advisors, acting out of an abundance of caution, took unprecedented actions to prevent the spread of death.
We heard lots about testing and future vaccines. The only thing we didn't hear about was getting thousands of Americans from coast to coast to go out and violate the health orders of the government and see how they reacted to the COVID-19 virus.
Nobody would have suggested it because it was seemly impossible. Given what we have been told, it would be insane.
I can't imagine how much the average individual would have been asked to be paid to jeopardize themself and their family in these conditions. Instead, it was all done for free (looters excluded) by people who were outraged by the alleged murder by the government.
There have been protests day after day all across America. Social distancing has been ignored and masks (how much do they matter anyway?) have been randomly used by the protesters.
Thanks to the protesters, we will know more about the judgment of our government soon enough.
Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.