The problem with epidemics is that they usually aren't. As we lerned with the Covid pandemic, the experts were usually wrong. Completely wrong, horribly wrong. Now, in early 2021, many of us look on the experts with a jaundiced eye (see what I did there?).
It's bad enough that they were wrong about Covid, they are trying to couch social problem sin medical terms. For example, the CDC now says that racism is an epidemic, which is plainly wrong.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky called racism an “epidemic” — a claim frequently made by leftist academics.
No, it's not, not by any rational standard. And, I would expect the CDC to use a rational metric before claiming that something is epidemic. Which makes Director Rochelle Walensky a damn lair, and a flunky for the left.
Racism is not an epidemic. It appears in far less than 1% of the population. Dare I say less than 0.1% of the population. To paraphrase Ben Shapiro, if you can show me one concrete example of racism, I'll stand beside you and protest it. If you make the claim, and cannot show a concrete example, you are simply a jackass.