New York City Council Democrat Mark Levine, who represents Uptown Manhattan and is chairman of the council's health committee, insisted Wednesday that any spike in COVID-19 cases which may occur as a result of recent mass protests and riots is the fault of racism — not the fault of those who gathered in large groups without social distancing.
"Let's be clear about something," Levine tweeted, "if there is a spike in coronavirus cases in the next two weeks, don't blame the protesters. Blame racism."
? Many have questioned the sudden change of heart experienced by myriad politicians, who up until very recently were castigating Americans who broke social distancing rules or refused to wear masks in public as committing an egregious act — and are now cheering protesters who are gathering in huge crowds of people, shoulder-to-shoulder, most without masks.
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