Dumb protests

“Thousands of demonstrators – many of them carrying placards proclaiming Covid-19 to be a “hoax” or a “scam” – recently gathered in Trafalgar Square in London to protest against lockdown restrictions. Among the speakers was Piers Corbyn, the older brother of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who was fined £10,000 for his part in organising the rally, in defiance of the new rules restricting public gatherings of more than 30 people. He described the rally as an “epic success”.”

(The Week, 5 Sept 2020)

My comment:   So what, for these crazy people, would not be a “ hoax” or a “scam”?   Maybe, several members of their own families on life support in hospital?  Or, more likely (since they are focused solely on their own convenience), catching covid 19  themselves and ending up on a ventilator?  Why do we give publicity to these deeply ignorant and selfish people?

For those of us influenced by the civilized and inclusive teachings of Epicurus, the advice of scientists is impartial and informed, and trashing it is totally self-defeating and socially toxic.

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