epidemiology is precisely the science concerned with tracking disease spreads, according to locale, demographics, economics, etc. you do know that infectious disease spread and public health correlates with wealth/poverty, amongst many other dynamics, right? that certain living conditions are more conducive to contagion than others? that some groups are either genetically or else chronically predisposed to illnesses? how about communities which live in areas with poor air quality, because, say, for instance, urban planning and approval for waste management facilities or power plants tends to consign them to areas with low income
? and low income, in a country with systemic racism, as pertained in jim crow-era america, correlates thus with race? what does this mean for a respiratory illness such as covid, where lethality correlates with air quality/pollution
? what happens in a country where healthcare is so closely tied into earnings, private employment, ability to pay/ability to insure, etc.?
none of this is complicated. yes, it is science. it involves data, observation, modelling, planning. look it up, it's all on wikipedia
for you. or maybe that's a bias western capitalist source too?!?
do you think it's an accident that so many black americans have died of covid relative to their white compatriots? or maybe it is because they have big dicks and white men have big brains? that's your type of science, right?
and i see nothing wrong with a journalist concerned with public health and science pointing out that a president who has broken all fact-checking counters during his tenure has presided over a leadership which is mendacious and obfuscatory when it comes to scientific data and facts; and that you can't lie or media spin your way out of a lethal pandemic. for you to say that it is 'virtue signalling' suggests to me you have some sort to rot in your brain. that's not what virtue signalling even is. go practice your amateur culture wars bullshit.
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