Isn’t it baffling that Hollywood celebrities, some of whom have spent their entire lives honing their craft, found time to become internationally-renowned experts in visual medicine? You would think that the medical school in Beverly Hills would be more prevalent in our modern society, given just how many of the rich and famous count themselves among the alumnus.
I’m being insincere and more than a little bit snarky, of course, but for a point: Hollywood’s armchair experts are no more privy to information about coronavirus than you or I, and, as such, their opinion is just that.
For instance, there is the latest absurd claim from Barbara Streisand.
Hollywood star Barbra Streisand managed to work in a plug for her single “Don’t Lie to Me” from her 2018 album Walls in a rant claiming that President Donald Trump is directly responsible for the more than 20,000 deaths in the United States due to coronavirus. The accusatory tweet posted on Easter Sunday said that Trump is “unfit” to lead the country.
Barbra Streisand, who endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016, lashed out at President Trump in her vitriolic tweet by calling him incompetent and a liar. “Now, with more than 20,000 people dead because of his incompetence and lies, he’s proven that the can’t handle the truth. He’s unfit to lead this nation… especially in a time of crisis,” the Oscar-winning actress wrote.
How Doctor Streisand came to this conclusion is currently unknown, and whether or not her claim will be peer-reviewed has yet to be seen.