Noam Chomsky compares anti-maskers to mass shooters


By: - Climate DepotJanuary 19, 2021 10:41 AM

https://www.thecollegefix.com/noted-covid-expert-noam-chomsky-compares-anti-maskers-to-mass-shooters/?fbclid=IwAR036yw4jpIdEIKb-snFdCbs0t4MbRyVdag-9lPlIj7xLv79nZWpF3iTSVM

College Fix excerpt: Chomsky claimed that people who oppose wearing masks are an “epidemic” in American politics, more concerned about protecting their freedoms than following science:

“I mean, do you have an individual right to take an assault rifle and go to the supermarket or mall and start shooting randomly?” he questioned. “That’s what it means not to wear a mask. It’s a strange kind of individualism.”

If Chomsky had bothered to read the research cited by Atlas before Twitter censored it, or followed the flood of research papers on COVID-19 mitigation practices in the past year, he would have known the case for mask mandates is incredibly weak, at best.

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