Originally Posted by Darian Rachal
Rich, I went to small(11 students) homeschool graduation last night in a local auditorium. I'm guessing that about 125 attended. The crowds were mingling in the lobby and there were very few people wearing masks. No one was maintaining any distance from anyone else. I just do not get the impression that most people around here are overly concerned about this virus. I ran into a cousin(68 years old) of mine earlier today in a Hobby Lobby. He was ill with a slight fever a number of weeks ago and tested positive, but didn't think it was a big deal.
It's my understanding that the death rate from the virus is extremely low. At this point, it really is not something that concerns me other than government policies hindering businesses, churches, etc. from normal activities.
I agree with you Darian. It is in the interest of the left to keep the hysterics out there like Dave C. in full panic mode. They want to insist that numbers are "spiking".
You might have noticed that in some areas of the country, they ignore absolute numbers and instead will say things such as "IN so and so county, the coronavirus has spiked to 150% of the previous weeks numbers". They won't let you in on their little secret though that in So and so county, last weeks numbers were 6 new cases testing positive and now this week they had 9 new positives, a 150% increase.
This is the game they play. And their deceit is such that they don't emphasize the fact that as numbers testing positive are going up, NATURALLY because more people are being tested, yet the numbers of daily deaths
is going down.
Guys like Dave C. thinks he can "guilt" me into wearing a mask around him. I certainly wouldn't purposely want to infect someone, however many health experts and professionals have said that the only way we can a handle on controlling this virus is to get Herd Immunity going.
Problem with Dave C. is that he thinks he's dealing w/a leftist numbers idiot, as most leftists are.
I think I have a handle on numbers and stats, and if he's so damned concerned about me or someone like me infecting him, I suggest he stay home and wrap himself in a cocoon.
In fact he put up a posting, chiding those of us who don't always wear a mask saying:"Did you guys know the FDA just approved a drug that reduces your chance of getting Covid-19 by 5X? It's trade name is called wearamaskasshole"
Well my response to him would be "kissmyassasshole