New cases may have stabilized, at least temporarily. But new hospitalizations and new deaths continue to rise, just as we're about to reopen the industrial-sized petri dishes known as schools across Colorado.
It sure seems like failing to wear a mask, hosting keg parties, and even sending a student to school who has COVID symptoms could qualify as criminal negligence during a pandemic.
New cases and positive tests are up. So are new hospitalizations and, unfortunately, new deaths are now clearly up above the previous lows. Plus a detailed look at positivity percentage and deaths by date of death vs. date of illness onset.
We are allowed our own opinions, but not our own facts. I'll admit - publicly - if I got my facts wrong. The "Sweden will have so-called herd immunity" crowd must do the same.
If a mask blocks carbon dioxide, it will be fantastic against COVID-19. And a mask doesn't have to be able to block individual viruses to reduce transmission.
If people had followed public health guidelines we'd be able to reopen schools. But they didn't, and now we can't. The data shows why.
Collective action by teachers' unions is needed to protect teachers, students, and the community at large.
This is a response I wrote to a woman who said "Once you catch them stacking the death rate like that you can't trust anything they say."
If you think mask orders are unConstitutional, you're wrong. The Supreme Court affirmed a ruling on similar laws for mandatory motorcycle helmets in 1972.
Let's not forget that every civil liberty is subject to reasonable limits, and occasionally even unreasonable limits, so long as those limits are established properly and equally applied. If you think wearing a mask is an unreasonable limit, then you're really not going to like mandatory vaccinations for essentially everyone if we end up a... Continue Reading →