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Health Experts Were Wrong Again

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How many times can a group of experts be wrong before they lose the title? Does the title mean anything anymore?

Health experts told us repeatedly that bars, gyms, and restaurants would become hotbeds for COVID-19 spread as states began reopening in the spring and summer of 2020. “Go there and you might die,” they warned. It turns out, they were wrong. Very wrong. Wrong. As in “factually incorrect.”

ABC News analyzed public data and found not only that bars, gyms, restaurants, nail salons, barbershops, and stores were not hotbeds, but that they only accounted for a small percentage, if any, of new outbreaks after the initial wave of COVID last year.

“If any.”

“Based on ABC News’ analysis of public data of all coronavirus cases in four states and D.C., the outbreak settings accounted for less than 5% of all COVID-19 cases in those states,” the report reads.

“Experts who spoke with ABC News said contact tracing efforts around the country were very limited, representing only a fraction of reported new cases, as was testing at specific businesses and locations. This meant that smaller businesses and industries, particularly retail shops, couldn’t identify all of the cases that spread at that one location, according to Dr. Jason Andrews, an associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University’s School of Medicine.”

The locations found to be hit the worst include manufacturing and food processing centers. Between July 7, 2020, and the end of March 2021, 286 COVID-19 cases in the state of Washington were linked to manufacturing settings; 349 more cases were linked to food plants. That’s just one state. North Carolina recorded 4,803 cases related to meat and poultry factories from May 2020 to the end of March 2021.

There’s more information to be gathered to pinpoint exactly where outbreaks took place, but nothing so far vindicates the health experts. These fancy-dressing, steak-eating experts were not just wrong, their errors hurt people. Think of all of the bar, gym, salon, and restaurant owners who suffered and even lost their futures because of these warnings and statements…

Words have never meant less, as we argued yesterday. Titles appear not to mean much more.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.

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    • Exactly. I get that we’ve never went through something like this and you have to slow for a degree of error, but on this scale, people need to be held accountable. I think accountability is sorely lacking in this country, ESPECIALLY with the people in power.

      • Accountability is not in the “leftists” vocabulary for those of like mind. I am anticipating promotions and celebrations based on the warped view of their success. Biden will not have anyone fired because he has never had a position dependent on holding people accountable. This is difference in a career politician and a business person.

        • Well said.
          Accountability doesn’t exist but for only certain types of people in American society today: Trump supporters, Republicans, Republican politicians, White police officers, 15 year old white boys marching in pro-life rallies, religious Caucasian people, conservatives, and on and on

  1. But post some “misinformation” on your private FB page or in a YouTube video…

    BANNED and UNABLE TO POST

    Tell lies on “media” channels or post it on FB or Twitter?
    Business as usual!

    • Also the naked hypocrisy of them banning people talking about hydroxychlroaquine as a treatment, but right now there’s media and government pushes to blindly vaccinate everybody. What happened to your doctor being the person who should tell you what medicines you should and shouldn’t be able to take? Not everybody should get it based on their specific health conditions. That kind of stuff is somehow allowed on these same platforms.

  2. Steak eating? I doubt that Bobby, sure they are eating expensive food prepared by mentally unbalanced genius chefs, but my bet would be more Quinoa and Kale than Steak….bad for the planet dontchaknow.

  3. And it’s SO “anti-science” that gyms were closed and kept at minimum capacity when we all know that being healthy and not obese is one of the best defenses against this whole COVID thing! These “scientists” are all complete frauds and should not be listened to ever again!

  4. This virus can only be transmitted between animals. Masks don’t work. Masks do work. The virus can live on surfaces. The virus can’t live on surfaces. The virus can live on surfaces. Going to the gym, church, nail and hair salons and eating indoors are super spreader events. Engaging in protests that are mostly peaceful are perfectly safe. We need ventilators! We don’t need ventilators. We need to socially distance 6 feet apart. (CDC). You can reduce that to 3 feet. (WHO). Pre January 20- we’re not sure if the vaccine is safe. Post January 20- the (same) vaccine is safe. You need to wear two masks even if you are vaccinated. The virus doesn’t live on surfaces. The list continues to grow seemingly on a daily basis.

    A more appropriate title for this article should have been- “Health experts were wrong again and again and again and again and again etc etc etc..”

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