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Help me understand

I need help understanding the science.

How is it okay for rioters to go without masks in large crowds and not have to worry about them spreading COVID-19, but it’s not okay for a person to walk in a building by themselves with no one else around. I need to understand why a rioter who is breaking the law by destroying property or assaulting others is not subject to being arrested or getting a fine, but a law-abiding citizen without a mask is.

Also, why does it make sense to release convicted criminals into the general population to protect them from the virus when they have a much safer, controlled environment in prison where social distancing and disinfected cleaning can be regulated and verified. Aren’t our elected leaders interested in protecting law-abiding citizens from the Covid-19 virus and from crime? I thought supporting our laws and constitution was part of their oath of office.

I guess I’m dense, because even with a bachelor’s of mathematics degree and a master of science degree, I’m having trouble understanding the logic of how the science works here.

Please help me.

Jim McConnell

Vancouver


 

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