Can we still trust the CDC?!

OMG Trump ruins everything.  If we cannot even trust the CDC for reasonable, science-based guidance we are in real trouble.  On twitter, Paul Starr points out that CDC removed guidance about singing in churches.

Oh, man, that is bad.  If there is one thing we know about the science of transmission of this virus, singing spreads tons of virus from infectious individuals.  It’s probably roughly equivalent to an ongoing coughing fit.

The actual scientists of the CDC surely know this and know that singing in an indoor space where people congregate is an absolutely horrible idea.  But, it seems, alas, ascientific ignoramuses from the Trump administration want to quash this to make the dumbest of their right-wing Evangelical supporters happy.  Ugh, ugh, ugh.  And, the horror is that when the megachurch of Dallas or Orlando or wherever has all these people singing they will then go out into their communities.  This is just begging for super-spreading events to happen.  So, so, so stupid.  This situation is truly scary.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

One Response to Can we still trust the CDC?!

  1. R. Jenrette says:

    One would think there would be a deluge of resignations in our civil service. I guess standing on principle doesn’t pay the bills. Give me liberty or let me be steamrolled!

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