What this article says about precarious work makes much sense. The whole thing raises other issues for me too... 1/n
Calling someone a liar, and the cause of a statewide shutdown, seems harsh and simplistic in terms of assigning blame. Do we know he deliberately lied? Even if he did, could he predict the purported consequences?
Contact tracing conversations go two ways. Were the relevant questions asked? Did all info get through? Again no blame. These conversations are hard and even the interviewer can’t predict which info will swing the public health response.
The whole issue of individual blame for infectious disease transmission seems overblown to me. This person didn’t invent COVID. They caught it unwittingly too.
Pausing the state until they worked out what was going on (which they did - kudos) made sense with or without the pizza vector theory. Gave them time the better assess the situation
I don’t know if there’s been deliberate deception but if this much touted investigation shows not, I hope we hear about that too.
Most people, from the politicians to the public health people to the public, have something to fear with outbreaks like this, but let’s not allow that to be the fear of being branded a liar or inept or a fool or otherwise pilloried
That much I think we can control.

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