Kind of Really Mealy-Mouthed

“The time frame from when you get a test to the time you get the results back is sometimes measured in a few days,” [Dr. Anthony] Fauci said Tuesday.

“If that’s the case, it kind of negates the purpose of the contract [sic] tracing because if you don’t know if that person gets the results back at a period of time that’s reasonable, 24 hours, 48 hours at the most … that kind of really mitigates against getting a good tracing and a good isolation.” [All bolding is mine]

(Christina Maxouris and Holly Yan, “1000 died of Covid-19 in 1 day. Now the US is on track to hit 1 million new cases in 2 weeks,” CNN, 7-22-10)

Flabby rhetoric kind of really mitigates against cogent messaging. In a healthier country, when you expound the fallacy of what was fallacious, to use John Stuart Mill’s phrase, you don’t beat around the screaming bush.

It would do America kind of good if the embattled Dr. Fauci, justly touted as our leading infectious disease expert, were granted immunity to lose the frog in his throat.

(c) 2020 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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