How mainstream media outlets report on things like studies and other "pop-science" research that always seems to confirm progressive narratives - or at least that's how it might appear to any reader who doesn't read past the 3rd paragraph (many don't), or doesn't take a closer look at the research themselves.
H/T: Zero Hedge
Such is the case with a recent report published by Time Magazine proclaiming that the protests aren't to blame for the recent resurgence in coronavirus cases in most parts of the country. Of course, a closer look shows that a more appropriate title might be "Nationwide COVID-19 Spike Caused By Protests Not As Bad As Feared".
At least one inconvenient fact was buried in the Time report:
In Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., respectively, several police officers and members of the D.C. National Guard tested positive following the demonstrations; law enforcement groups nationwide have been criticized for failing to wear masks during the demonstrations. Furthermore, smaller protests have continued through June, and it will take time before any spread of the virus at these more recent events shows up in the data.
Bottom line: Time seemingly provides cover for the lawless protesters while sticking it to the law-abiding workers trying to earn half a living at restaurants and bars.
“I think indoor transmission, events that might be happening at bars, are more important for the trajectory of the virus than the protests were,” says Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease and pandemic preparedness expert at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. “What the protests added wasn’t as impactful as some of the other changes that were going on in society at the same time.”
Predictably, the rest of the left-wing media apparatus duteously ran with it and an army of liberal twatters are using the new propaganda to back their blue-check overlords.
I mean these articles are everywhere. https://t.co/TpDE1jgfbE— NimaSesh (@NimaSesh) July 2, 2020
It's unfortunate you think the protests are spreading covid-19, they aren't. https://t.co/N4UJn8gKxh— NY State of Mind (@Eloquent_Orator) July 2, 2020
Protests held in 300+ cities following the death of George Floyd did not cause a significant increase in coronavirus infections. These somewhat surprising results are supported by Covid-19 testing data in many populous cities where demonstrations were held.https://t.co/FYpA6zXpFX— Andrew Kimmel (@andrewkimmel) July 2, 2020
If this is true, why the fuck are you shutting businesses down again, I'm "essential" what ever that means and have been out working this entire time, 99% of folks are wearing mask in public. This isn't about covid, this is about control until November. https://t.co/1aYyz7AwbD— Essential King 💯 (@DanEspinoza986) July 2, 2020
Mass gatherings that Democrat politicians advocated for- most definitely played a factor.— @JoMichigan (@JoMichigan1) July 2, 2020
After Americans "stayed home" for 4 friggin months, Democrat politicians rewarded them with a big "FUCK YOU" to all who sacrificed normalcy to "flatten the curve."