So were Kaivan Shroff not a Senior Advisor at the Institute of Education, the utter ignorance that this tweet promotes would not be as problematic. But because this demonstrates the intellectual vacuity of the "educated class" in America, it requires some clarifications.
1. Mr. Shroff seems to imply that there is an epidemic of LEO dying from COVID.
Mortality Rate for people between 35-64: 6%
%COVID deaths:
# LEO fatalities from COVID: 105
# Total LEO: 750,340
% of LEO Dead because of COVID: 0.013 %
Est# of Deaths from other causes: 45,020
Compare this to the % of Covid deaths for individuals between 25-64: 0.05%
You are actually less likely to die from COVID if you are NOT a member of Law Enforcement, than if you are.

Dataset(s) can be found here:
2. The number of LEO's killed in the line of duty is quite small. Using the same dataset, the total number this year is 193.
But so is the likelihood of dying at the hands of police. In 2019, the total number was 621.
The difference is, of course, human agency.
Despite the vernacular, no one is a victim of cancer. Cancer doesn't have agency. Humans do.
BLM assumes that LEO have agency and use it to indiscriminately target Black men.
Blue Lives Matter assumes that protesters have agency and have unfairly targetted LEO
rather than the Mayors, Governors and Legislators who enact the laws which Law Enforcement Officers enforce. That is they are being singled out for blame and are being scapegoated.
They also believe that LEO plays a fairly important role in their communities and if they were removed or if their roles were diminished this would negatively impact the community.
3. Given Biden's statements regarding reinstituting lockdowns, Mr. Shroff seems to imply that lockdowns work. Unfortunately, epidemiological data implies that the severity of previous flu seasons has a greater impact on mortality than does whether or not a lockdown
was implemented. Since the premise of Lockdown science cannot explain Sweden, we should assume that the premises are wrong.
4. Finally, and of course, NY and CA have much higher mortality rates than South Dakota, Utah, and other states that have not locked down. Since Trump did not act like a dictator and did not impose restrictions, each state should be judged by its outcomes.
It is only wishful thinking to believe that tourism and an influx of outsiders caused California and New York to have higher mortality rates.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Diogenes Kin

Diogenes Kin Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @DiogenesKin

15 Sep
Spent some time with my LGBTQ++ identifying, mixed-race former high schooler. Last night.
It seems even Gen-Z is chomping under the bit of the boomer\millenial self-righteous alliance. Quotes (as best as I can remember)
"Liberals who dismiss Black Conservatives are dismissing the lived experience of Black Conservatives. They are being self-righteous believing they know what is best for Black People"
"We," their LGBTQ++\mixed-race friend group, "don't like Trump but we don't know what we will get with Biden]Harris. They have done terrible things in the past and they don't talk about it. We expect them to do the same if elected."
Read 12 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!