Health Economist: Study Shows Unrest Slowed Coronavirus Infections. Weeks now of massive protests over the death of George Floyd, an African American who died during an arrest when the arresting officer knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes.
The protests raised concerns on social distancing rule and the fear of another coronavirus surge. health experts are now claiming that the mass George Floyd protests actually helped prevent coronavirus infections.
“While the protests themselves were large gatherings that do not match well with social distancing guidelines, the protesting population is not the only one that may have a behavioral response,” the economists write. “For example, other individuals who did not wish to participate in the protests, perhaps due to fear of violence from police clashes or general unrest, may have chosen to avoid public spaces while protests were underway.”
The paper says that people watching the protests were concerned about another outbreak and stayed home. But, here is what the paper buried in their report, the fact that the protests “caused an increase in the spread of COVID-19 among those who attended the protests,” according to the economists. It is just that their number would have been overwhelmed by the lower amount of infections in those avoiding public spaces during the protests.
DATA, TEST, ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
The report was named, “Black Lives Matter Protests, Social Distancing, and COVID-19”, these are the Data,Test, Analysis and Results
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Health Economist: Study Shows Unrest Slowed Coronavirus Infections
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