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  1. We are making big decisions based on this data. If things are being double/triple counted, or as some friends have told me, they are counting people who have been "contact traced" as positive even though they have not been tested, then the data is incorrect and misleading. This actually dilutes the mortality rate because it inflates the number of cases that are compared to deaths. Given that the mortality rate is declining, what changed. Better treatment? It's less deadly in the summer? Isn't it more likely that we are counting more COVID cases than there actually are? As far as masks, I think they are hurting more than helping. People are constantly touching / adjusting their masks. If a person is infected, they are now transferring the virus which is concentrated on their mask to their hands, and then they touch things. The CDC says that you are supposed to wash your hands if you touch your mask. Nobody is doing this. Masks look pretty nasty, so I am guessing that many people are not washing them either. A coworker of my daughter is battling a bacterial infection in her lungs because she wore the same mask and never washed it. People are being told to wear them, but not how to care for them.
  2. Now you have money for a cart. 😉
  3. It's called discussion. Shutting down someone would be removing their posts or banning them. This site does really well at allowing open debate as long as it doesn't get political or personal. I factored that in. Cases continued to decline for almost a month after opening, but really started to skyrocket 2-3 weeks after the protests in late May/Early June. Seems to be a decent correlation to me. When I was watching protests on TV with people packed together yelling an screaming, I thought at the time there was going to be a spike in cases. Again, the fact that death rate continues to drop in Ohio and nationwide is a really good sign IMO.
  4. You can't even go into a bank now, so... Let's look at Ohio's data. Our daily cases / deaths were bad during the total shutdown. Cases actually went down when things opened back up in mid/late May despite more testing. Cases began to go back up in mid-June which many people assign to the hoards of people protesting and anti-protesting. Many say that is due to increased testing, but since hospitalizations are going up to, I don't believe that to be the case. Most importantly, our fatality rate has been trending down since late May. I attribute this to our doctors and nurses identifying COVID-19 and treating earlier. Maybe I am wrong, but to me it is a good thing that we have more cases with a declining death rate.
  5. I can tell that you don't come to Ohio/Kentucky/West VA often.
  6. The more they legislate, the more people want to resist. They are sick this dictatorship. They've been running commercials asking people to wear masks, but they're so lame that people are laughing at them. As more stories of the government boosting numbers come out, people don't trust them and resist more. The state released numbers last week by county, and at least one county came out and said their numbers aren't nearly as high as the state reported. The incompetence of our elected officials is really showing.
  7. So as governor, I could say that wearing a burka for instance is a risk and make it illegal with a wave of my magic wand? It's a slippery slope. I'm not anti-mask. I am pro common sense. He made it a criminal offense in "red" counties, but a few months ago was letting felons out of prison to protect them from COVID-19. All the local and county police departments are releasing statements that they are not going to be the mask police, so what good does it do. The more they try to assert authority, the more people become opposed to what they say. Heck, my county sheriff put out a statement asking people to stop calling 9-1-1 when the see someone without a mask.
  8. Gov. DeWhine has declared that it is a criminal misdemeanor to not wear a mask in "red" counties of Ohio. Many police departments have released statements that they do not intend to enforce this. Since when can a Governor declare a law without the support of the legislature?
  9. I started with that, but now I pretty much extend my middle finger and raise it into the air.
  10. Nothing like that, but I am hearing contract tracers are counting anyone that a positive person came into contact with as positive even without a test. I've heard this from friends both here and in Texas.
  11. Many days I would walk at or around 90 deg., but mid-90s is to high. I would plan on a 9-holer, ride, or wait until evening to go out.
  12. It's definitely too hot to walk, but it's fine for riding.
  13. I feel your pain. https://bnc.lt/yzOb/BXuvqxAvP7
  14. I played Arrowhead in Minster today with my cousin. Nice course. That’s up in @Jeremie Boop country. Where the heck is he?
  15. 92. Not a good day on the course. I had a few good drives, a few decent iron shots, and a few good putts. The rest was 💩
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