Public Health asks ‘what racial biases do you have?

A Madison City-County Health Department demands:

Examine your assumptions!

In its 07-02-2020 posting of new coronavirus restrictions, the Dane County/City of Madison Public Health Department also issued a moral scolding.

If you’re worried about this uptick in cases of COVID-19, we ask that you worry less about people protesting and more about how you, your family, and your friends can change their social behavior to slow the spread of the virus. We also ask that you consider your assumptions. What racial biases do you have that have led you to believe that protesting is a driver of this pandemic instead of the actions that actually are driving it?

Now that is one heck of an assumption! Our taxpayer-supported Public Health Department even throws in some BLM propaganda, a photograph of a mural reading “Silence is Violence.” The slogan, and two sepulchral white heads, are painted on plywood covering a window.

It could also be said that broken windows (and intimidation, beatings, extortion, looting, and fire-bombing) are also violence. It could be said, but not in Madison WI. Not safely, anyway.


Covid riots

Public Health throws in some bonus social justice preaching


Especially since Public Health says — on the one hand, that “two public health crises — racism and the pandemic — are intersecting to disproportionately affect Black and Latinx members of our community.”

Then follows that with “people who are testing positive are mostly hanging out at bars and getting together with family and friends.” Not that the disproportionately affected folks could be hanging out and getting together.

Indeed, experts say (“experts say!”) they cannot link the massing of people in the George Floyd protests/riots with COVID-19 outbreaks. (Any more than they could link Wisconsin’s Spring voting.)

Blaska’s Bottom Line That does not excuse Public Health’s own “request” that citizens “worry less about people protesting.” Then again, our local elected officials have declared racism to be a public health menace, so expect more of this finger wagging. No soup for you!

What wrong assumptions do YOU have?

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25 Responses to Public Health asks ‘what racial biases do you have?

  1. Normwegian says:

    Just one word, :BULLSHIT!”

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      C’mon Norm; if you feel strongly about this, no need to mince words…

      The Gotch

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  2. Balboa says:

    Go EFF yourselves public health officials. so hypocritical it is beyond words. But But I thought COVID19 was decimating minorities communities!!!

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  3. madisonexpat says:

    And they wonder why they have no credibility. For a while “gun violence” was deemed a public health issue. Because…… science.

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  4. patrickmoloughlin says:

    Once again, telling us how to set our priorities. You shouldn’t be upset about property damage, because people are being killed. You shouldn’t be concerned about protesters spreading the virus while Trump is holding rallies without a mask. You needn’t concern yourself with the 500 black men gunned down in Chicago every year by another 500 black men, you should be more upset about George Floyd’s death at the hands of a white cop.

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  5. madisonexpat says:

    Dear Madison Public Health officials, I am biased against idiots, fools, entitled, intersectional victims and social justice warriors. That’d be anyone that believes in the statement you’ve issued. White guilt in Madison is more contagious than Covid. And more dangerous.

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    • Ed says:

      Love it. Spot on.

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    • Good Dog,Happy Man says:

      The #HateAmericaFirsters, #AngryBlueFisters and end-stage TDSers are outgassing a volatile organic compound. It’s highly contagious airborne virulent virus spread through casual contact with the government/media, (academic/entertaintment) industrial complex. (beware of).

      To stop this proglobotic panDEMic, (“Dem” surrounded by “panic”), and for the health and safety of the healthy rational community, the Makistani Health Department should round up all the infected Lefties and quarantine them in FEMA-style camps.

      Let’s flatten the curve and stop the spread of special snowflake SLW schtoopidt-didity.

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  6. Balboa says:

    gob·ble·dy·gook
    /ˈɡäbəldēˌɡo͞ok/
    —–language that is meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of abstruse technical terms; nonsense.

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  7. Here’s what I have to say about that “silence is violence” BS rhetoric.

    Apathy Fertilizes A Breeding Ground For Stupidity

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  8. “What wrong assumptions do YOU have?”

    In the past, I assumed that social justice warriors were once intelligent human beings that are exhibiting signs of temporarily insanity, it’s become crystal clear that that assumption was incorrect and they are in fact imbeciles and we all know that…

    I deeply apologize for having such terribly, terribly incorrect assumptions; it’s off to the hive mind reeducation chambers for me…

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  9. Ed says:

    I wonder how many people who have tested positive have lied about being at a bar/restaurant instead of being at the ritos, I mean Peaceful protests?

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  10. You can’t argue with stupid people that think like this…

    They will drag you down to their level of intelligence and then try to beat the crap out of you with their many years of experience being stupid.

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    • Normwegian says:

      may have to pilfer that line.

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      • Normwegian wrote, “may have to pilfer that line.”

        Use it all you want, it’s really not my creation it’s just my wording of something I read in the past.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        The eminently pilferable Samuel Clemens original:

        ‘Never Argue With An Idiot. They Will Drag You Down To Their Level And Beat You With Experience.’

        While you’ll find a wealth of others HERE, they all boil down to:

        Never Argue With a Fool, Onlookers May Not Be Able To Tell the Difference!

        The Gotch

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  11. richard lesiak says:

    One of our biggest problems is the total lack of leadership. The president; let the governors decide on a virus response. Governor; it’s up to the mayors. Mayors; dump it tp public health guys. Top trump medical advisors; screw them. Governor makes a ruling; sue him right away. Kicking the can down the road till it gets to the people the least capable then raise hell about it.

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    • richard lesiak wrote, “The president; let the governors decide on a virus response.”

      Bitch all you want Richard but President Trump was absolutely correct to do that. It’s the Governor’s responsibility and if they choose to delegate that down the chain of command to the counties and municipalities that’s also their prerogative. Remember the federal government isn’t supposed to rule with an iron fist, we’re not a totalitarian country like China that can dictate from the top like that. The federal government offers recommendations on such things it’s up to the state or local levels to implement their strategies. That’s how it is supposed to work, but of course everything is President Trump’s fault.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        The CRIPPLINGLY IMBECILIC are that way for a good reason; they choose imbecility over a fact-based Universe.

        To wit:

        (bolds/caps/italics mine throughout)
        The preservation of the public health has historically been the responsibility of STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

        The public health authority of the states DERIVE FROM THE POLICE POWERS GRANTED BY THEIR CONSTITUTIONS and reserved to them by the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”

        In addition, the federal government MAY ASSIST OR TAKEOVER the management of an intrastate incident IF REQUESTED by a state OR_IF_THE_FEDERAL_GOVERNMENT_DETERMINES_LOCAL_EFFORTS_ARE_INADEQUATE.

        The staggeringly stupid will read this in their native DUMB@$$, which directly translates to: ORANGE_MAN_BAD

        Mother Gaia would be a better place were flaccidly enfeebled ignorance to physically hurt!

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Just bite it gotch. Your just an insulting fool that’s so full of himself your ready to explode.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        I didn’t say it was trump’s fault. I Did say that kicking the can down the road to the person least qualified is the basic flaw in the system. Somewhere along the line someone needs to grow a pair. Recommendations and implementation? How’s that workin’ for ‘ya? Take that line to Arizona and Fld. and see what response you get. Everytime I post an opinion you and your buddy crotch go into grievance mode. Complaining about the liberal media while Faux News edited trump’s photos. Hypocrisy Hypocrisy as gootch is always bitching about.

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  12. Scott F says:

    This is beginning to have a Chairman Mao or Khmer Rouge feel to it.

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  13. georgessson says:

    After waiting 12 hours, I think the comments posted to the Public Health site are relevant. IMHO, The Public Health Department announcement is the ne plus ultra in infuriating/exasperating articles thus far produced in MDSN…. And ironically NOT by MADSN 365 or Isthmus, but by a public agency.

    #1 “What racial biases do you have that have led you to believe that protesting is a driver of this pandemic…”

    It’s not racial biases that lead people to thinking protests are driving an uptick in cases. It’s that you, the public health department, told everyone to avoid mass gatherings because they lead to the spread of covid.

    #2 It’s a very racist comment to assume that all protesters are black, since I’ve seen every race there.

    #3 That is the most intelligent virus I have ever studied!! It chooses where and when to spread! It recognizes racism and avoids those who are fighting for equality! Amazing!! What will they think of next???

    #4 Now even Public Health talk politics too. Please keep posting facts and numbers, not your political opinion. BTW, this picture does not relate to the Covid topic.

    #5 So the virus is NOT transmitted by people grunting and sweating together and breathing one another’s air as they pull down statues, march while chanting, or mob the vehicles of passing motorists, but it IS transmitted if I enjoy a beer in my yard with my family and friends on Independence Day? Wow, that’s #OneWokeVirus

    #6 If the public health department doesn’t understand how protests which consist of large crowds of people would contribute to a supposed increase in cases then that’s scary. Lol

    #7 Arizona more specifically Maricopa county (where there were large protests for weeks) starting beginning of June went from 700 cases a day to 3,000-5,000+ cases per day starting about June 15th roughly 2 weeks after the protests started with the vast majority being in Maricopa county.

    #8 “Our data are not showing a large impact from protests at this time”……folks this says it all. So go ahead and gather in as big a group as you want cuz The Rona doesn’t show up in protests…

    #10 How does this picture and most of these statements…telling people to check their ideologies/opinions… have anything to do with your tax funded job responsibilities regarding public health? Who are you letting update your social media?

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  14. georgessson says:

    After waiting 12 hours, I think the comments posted to the Public Health website are relevant. Their PSA announcement is the ne plus ultra infuriating/exasperating article published thus far in this city. It is ironic that it is from a public agency.

    #1 “What racial biases do you have that have led you to believe that protesting is a driver of this pandemic…” It’s not racial biases that lead people to thinking protests are driving an uptick in cases. It’s that you, the public health department, told everyone to avoid mass gatherings because they lead to the spread of Covid.

    #2 It’s a very racist comment to assume that all protesters are black, since I’ve seen every race there.

    #3 That is the most intelligent virus I have ever studied!! It chooses where and when to spread! It recognizes racism and avoids those who are fighting for equality! Amazing!! What will they think of next???

    #4 Now even Public Health talk politics too. Please keep posting facts and numbers, not your political opinion. BTW, this picture does not relate to the Covid topic.

    #5 So the virus is NOT transmitted by people grunting and sweating together and breathing one another’s air as they pull down statues, march while chanting, or mob the vehicles of passing motorists, but it IS transmitted if I enjoy a beer in my yard with my family and friends on Independence Day? Wow, that’s #OneWokeVirus

    #6 If the public health department doesn’t understand how protests which consist of large crowds of people would contribute to a supposed increase in cases then that’s scary. Lol

    #7 Arizona, more specifically Maricopa county (where there were large protests for weeks) starting beginning of June went from 700 cases a day to 3,000-5,000+ cases per day starting about June 15th roughly 2 weeks after the protests started with the vast majority being in Maricopa county.

    #8 “Our data are not showing a large impact from protests at this time”……folks this says it all. So go ahead and gather in as big a group as you want ‘cuz The Rona doesn’t show up in protests…

    #10 How does this picture and most of these statements…telling people to check their ideologies/opinions… have anything to do with your tax funded job responsibilities regarding public health? Who are you letting update your social media?

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