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NowThis | Journalist breaks down anti-lockdown arguments

NowThis | Journalist breaks down anti-lockdown arguments

(3:23) In every right, there is an inherent responsibility. Journalist and activist Justin King explains why he can't trust the anti-lockdown protestors to protect him.
NowThis YT channel May 11, 2020

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Guest: (93 days ago)

The dumbshits and jackoffs who assembled to bitch about wanting to get their hair cut and muscled their way into the capitol building should be made to sit and watch this until they understand it and can recite it word for word.

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The dumbshits and jackoffs who assembled to bitch about wanting to get their hair cut and muscled their way into the capitol building should be made to sit and watch this until they understand it and can recite it word for word.

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The frustration of the anti-lockdown folks is understandable to some extent.   They want straightforward answers and deadlines, but scientific researchers are trained to express honest, quantified  levels of uncertainty instead.  Why no “straight answers” about risk or immunity, answers needed for decision-making?  There are none and never can be:  people are not identical. There are countless variables in peoples’ genetics, health histories, the location and intensity of the infection, the virus strain and environmental factors, and a researcher can only focus on one at a time.  Physicists have understood mechanics for centuries, but can’t infallibly predict the turn of a card in poker.  Understanding the odds, though, through hard-won discoveries, becomes clearer over time and is subject to change as more information is verified.  The choice of how to act on those odds- breaking quarantine, playing Russian roulette with Covid-19 for a bag of snacks (would you gamble your life or a permanent disability on 20 to 1 odds, if the payoff is a roll of toilet paper?) is up to the individual and those responsible for public health- it’s politics.  Though one or more governments may try to stack the deck for profit or to avoid blame, the rigged tables eventually become obvious through science and group experience- and that takes time.

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The frustration of the anti-lockdown folks is understandable to some extent.   They want straightforward answers and deadlines, but scientific researchers are trained to express honest, quantified  levels of uncertainty instead.  Why no “straight answers” about risk or immunity, answers needed for decision-making?  There are none and never can be:  people are not identical. There are countless variables in peoples’ genetics, health histories, the location and intensity of the infection, the virus strain and environmental factors, and a researcher can only focus on one at a time.  Physicists have understood mechanics for centuries, but can’t infallibly predict the turn of a card in poker.  Understanding the odds, though, through hard-won discoveries, becomes clearer over time and is subject to change as more information is verified.  The choice of how to act on those odds- breaking quarantine, playing Russian roulette with Covid-19 for a bag of snacks (would you gamble your life or a permanent disability on 20 to 1 odds, if the payoff is a roll of toilet paper?) is up to the individual and those responsible for public health- it’s politics.  Though one or more governments may try to stack the deck for profit or to avoid blame, the rigged tables eventually become obvious through science and group experience- and that takes time.

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