RALEIGH – The Pandemic Panic did not subside with the passage of the election (not that the election itself has truly been resolved); to the contrary, it seems to be ratcheting up.
One example of this artificial panic is the decision by Wake County Public School System to ban spectators, including parents, from school sporting events.
“[…] The district announced Thursday that spectators will no longer be allowed at school sporting events in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Beth Roach’s son is a senior on the soccer team at Apex High School.
She says her son is devastated. Roach worries how the move will impact the future of the student athletes.
“Show us the science that says this is going to encourage the spread. You are taking away a financial opportunity for potentially underprivileged kids who need things like football and soccer to get to college. I think that’s really critical because if you don’t have spectators you can’t have coaches come watch them,” said Roach. […]”
Well, providing the supporting evidence for this decision should be easy, right, because the purveyors of Pandemic Panic are all about the ‘Science and Data’?
Well, here is some science released by N.C. Department of Health and Human Services just last week:
Wow; who’da thunk it?
But none of it matters, of course, to those that need to maintain appearances that they’re “doing something” to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Such is the theater of Pandemic Panic.