Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Science: COVID Lockdowns Are Racist

 

Look at this racist. I mean … just look at him.
I’ve long thought the COVID lockdowns were unconstitutional, overbroad, and ineffective. For this, I’ve been called a “grandma killer.” But now Science™ has proven my moral superiority. You see, lockdowns are an insidious tool of White Supremacy.

According to a UK study sponsored by the Woolf Institute, working from home can lead to more prejudice.

Workplace friendships are key to breaking down misconceptions, the England and Wales study for the Woolf Institute suggests.

Institute founder Ed Kessler said as more people work from home they risk going “back into isolated silos”.

He called on ministers to focus on offices and workplaces as a “vital” area for improving community relations.

More than 11,000 adults across England and Wales were interviewed. The Institute then used a technique called Multilevel Regression Poststratification, which certainly sounds very sciency. This revealed that working from home — and the lockdowns that force people to work from home — are racist. And you can’t argue with science.

The study suggests that of those who work in shared offices, three-quarters (76%) – regardless of ethnicity – were in a setting that is ethnically diverse.

However, it suggests that unemployed people are 37% more likely to only have friends from their own ethnic group.

And it warns that without alternative settings to offices being set up, opportunities for social mixing between different religious and ethnic groups will be greatly reduced.

Thank you, Science™, for confirming that my lockdown skepticism is not only sound on libertarian principles, but also on wokeness. Anyone who promotes lockdowns is a racist, white-supremacist science-denier. I bet they even think that all lives matter.

Hopefully, the Woolf Institute will next prove that masks cause climate change so we can all go about our lives in peace and freedom.

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  1. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    And studies show that wealthy people are 99.99% more likely to live in comfortable lockdown environs than poor people. Perhaps VP Harris can be put in charge of some kind of bussing program to deal with this issue.

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    • November 16, 2020, at 3:43 PM PST
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  2. WI Con Member
    WI ConJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Sounds like mandated mixed racial & sexual deviant quarantining are in our future. It’s the only way to combat both eeeeevviiilllss!

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    • November 16, 2020, at 4:02 PM PST
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  3. Headedwest Coolidge

    Multilevel Regression Poststratification

    Just give up. Once they break out the Multilevel Regression Poststratification on you, it’s game over.

    I am assuming that Multilevel Regression Poststratification actually exists and is a valid statistical test.

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    • November 16, 2020, at 4:20 PM PST
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  4. Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler Member

    Headedwest (View Comment):

    Multilevel Regression Poststratification

    Just give up. Once they break out the Multilevel Regression Poststratification on you, it’s game over.

    I am assuming that Multilevel Regression Poststratification actually exists and is a valid statistical test.

    According to Wikipedia, it’s used to estimate polling results without having to go to the work or expense to actually contact a lot of extra people. What could go wrong?

    Edit: Especially given it’s alias “Mister P”

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    • November 16, 2020, at 4:39 PM PST
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  5. Weeping Member

    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):

    Headedwest (View Comment):

    Multilevel Regression Poststratification

    Just give up. Once they break out the Multilevel Regression Poststratification on you, it’s game over.

    I am assuming that Multilevel Regression Poststratification actually exists and is a valid statistical test.

    According to Wikipedia, it’s used to estimate polling results without having to go to the work or expense to actually contact a lot of extra people. What could go wrong?

    (rolling his eyes)

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    • November 16, 2020, at 4:42 PM PST
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  6. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):

    Headedwest (View Comment):

    Multilevel Regression Poststratification

    Just give up. Once they break out the Multilevel Regression Poststratification on you, it’s game over.

    I am assuming that Multilevel Regression Poststratification actually exists and is a valid statistical test.

    According to Wikipedia, it’s used to estimate polling results without having to go to the work or expense to actually contact a lot of extra people. What could go wrong?

    Edit: Especially given it’s alias “Mister P”

    I understand one of the priorities of the Biden Administration will be to work with Google, Facebook etc to develop an algorithm based on how each voter would vote if they knew what was in their best interest, which could be run on every Election Day, thus eliminating the messy need for personal action to cast a ballot and precinct by precinct counting. Polls would close everywhere at 8pm EST and we’d have results at 8:01.

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    • November 16, 2020, at 4:48 PM PST
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  7. Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler Member

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):

    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):

    Headedwest (View Comment):

    Multilevel Regression Poststratification

    Just give up. Once they break out the Multilevel Regression Poststratification on you, it’s game over.

    I am assuming that Multilevel Regression Poststratification actually exists and is a valid statistical test.

    According to Wikipedia, it’s used to estimate polling results without having to go to the work or expense to actually contact a lot of extra people. What could go wrong?

    Edit: Especially given it’s alias “Mister P”

    I understand one of the priorities of the Biden Administration will be to work with Google, Facebook etc to develop an algorithm based on how each voter would vote if they knew what was in their best interest, which could be run on every Election Day, thus eliminating the messy need for personal action to cast a ballot and precinct by precinct counting. Polls would close open everywhere at 8pm am EST and we’d have results at 8:01 7:59 am.

    FIFY

     

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    • November 16, 2020, at 4:53 PM PST
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  8. Charlotte Member
    CharlotteJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Multilevel Regression Poststratification

    If you have a multilevel regression poststratification lasting more than four hours, call your doctor.

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    • November 16, 2020, at 5:12 PM PST
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  9. The Reticulator Member

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):
    Polls would close everywhere at 8pm EST and we’d have results at 8:01.

    Why not 5pm, so election officials don’t have to put in overtime?

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    • November 16, 2020, at 6:56 PM PST
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  10. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Maybe we can just lock up the white people and allow POCs to do as they please? Or are we already doing this?

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    • November 16, 2020, at 8:14 PM PST
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  11. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge

    The people that favor the Lockdows are the same people who are least affected by them. They tend to be professional class white people living in suburbia. Shame on the elites that demand their lessers provide them food and services and delivered products, while holding up in their suburban castles scolding those same lessors for improper masking and MAGA-ness. Wuhan Flu really gave the elites trying to create a feudal society a vast acceleration of the effort. San Fran is the future–super wealthy elites living in enclaves of walled mansions with cheap service laborers who are unable to live in the same city.

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    • November 16, 2020, at 8:23 PM PST
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  12. kedavis Member

    Well sure, most of what the left wants hurts minorities worst. That’s why they get mad at white people for not being hurt too!

    But we can expect that the calls for lockdowns etc going away because they’re racist, won’t be made if Biden takes office. It will all just be “for their own good” etc.

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    • November 16, 2020, at 11:11 PM PST
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  13. Full Size Tabby Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Well sure, most of what the left wants hurts minorities worst. That’s why they get mad at white people for not being hurt too!

    Yes. Joining a long line. Minimum wages disproportionately put black men out of work. Opposition to school choice keeps black children in poorly performing schools. Opposition to effective law enforcement keeps crime rates high in black neighborhoods. Abortion kills disproportionately black babies. Favoring college through loan forgiveness and free tuition favors white people and disadvantages the many black men who prefer hands-on work (skilled or unskilled) .

     

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    • November 17, 2020, at 5:28 AM PST
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  14. Old Bathos Moderator

    Untreated medical conditions. stress from economic loss, malnutrition, and other potentially deadly conditions caused by enlightened white people who love lockdowns will likely continue to kill disproportionate numbers of non-white, lower-income folks all over the globe than COVID. But of course, we can’t overlook the diversity-intensive value of shared office birthday cake which is certainly a topic worthy of research dollars in some alternate universe.

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    • November 17, 2020, at 11:21 AM PST
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  15. Biden Pure Demagogue Inactive
    Biden Pure DemagogueJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Multilevel Regression Poststratification shows a disproportionate share of the dead continuing to vote for Biden post toe tag.

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    • November 17, 2020, at 6:46 PM PST
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  16. The Reticulator Member

    Biden Pure Demagogue (View Comment):

    Multilevel Regression Poststratification shows a disproportionate share of the dead continuing to vote for Biden post toe tag.

    You’re supposed to set posts upright and not stratify them.

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    • November 17, 2020, at 7:29 PM PST
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  17. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
    Misthiocracy got drunk andJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Anyone who promotes lockdowns is a racist, white-supremacist science-denier.

    A while back I mused that the Covid Police in my town would quickly be condemned as racist because I suspected that the majority of the people violating the rules would be BIPoC (since they take public transit in greater numbers, they’re less likely to have jobs where they can work from home, etc.).

    I was wrong. It hasn’t happened. I hypothesize that enforcement officers have been told to go easy on BIPoC offenders in order to avoid this exact outcome, but I have no data to back up that hypothesis.

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    • November 18, 2020, at 10:55 AM PST
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  18. kedavis Member

    Misthiocracy got drunk and (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Anyone who promotes lockdowns is a racist, white-supremacist science-denier.

    A while back I mused that the Covid Police in my town would quickly be condemned as racist because I suspected that the majority of the people violating the rules would be BIPoC (since they take public transit in greater numbers, they’re less likely to have jobs where they can work from home, etc.).

    I was wrong. It hasn’t happened. I hypothesize that enforcement officers have been told to go easy on BIPoC offenders in order to avoid this exact outcome, but I have no data to back up that hypothesis.

    Other than it’s exactly what you’d expect from the people who do such things?

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    • November 18, 2020, at 12:40 PM PST
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