Sunday, August 15, 2021

Panic Over COVID in Drinking Water

 I recently heard that bottled water has become hard to buy in Tri-Cities, Washington because of COVID-19 in the public water system.  This seemed implausible.  According to EPA:

Is drinking tap water safe?

EPA recommends that Americans continue to use and drink tap water as usual. The World Health Organization (WHO)has stated that the, “presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies and based on current evidence the risk to water supplies is low.”1 Additionally, according to the CDC, COVID-19 is mainly thought to spread between people who are in close contact with one another. Read more from the CDC about transmission of COVID-19. Further, EPA’s drinking water regulations require treatment at public water systems to remove or kill pathogens, including viruses.

Searches using keywords of COVID-19 and Tri-Cities found no matches.  This is the sort of panic that the left loves; terrify people until, in the words of Rahm Emmanuel:

You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. 


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