When do religious leaders get to make pronouncements on matters of science and health? Oh because they are ‘religious.’
Stupid is as stupid does. The sheep will blindly follow. Because religion. And their children, not the clerics, will be the ones paying the true price.
This will no doubt also impact the tourism industry. Who in their right mind would visit potentially infection- ridden locations when there are so many other safer options in the region.
Islamic scholars were once world-leading pioneers in astronomy and mathematics. Alas as Islam became more fundamental and anti-reality, this is no longer the case.
Why does humanity tend to default stupidity over time?