Liability and cost are why boxes of disposable masks claim to be "not for medical use." The masks will still help reduce COVID-19 transmission.
To the teachers I know - thank you for your service to your students and your communities.
This meme, taken from Facebook, is false. It's disinformation, as is any similar meme or comment or Tweet that implies the CDC has been dishonestly overstating COVID-19 deaths.
New cases and positivity percentage are down, as are new hospitalizations. Deaths are holding steady. But hold on to your hats, Colorado, because schools are reopening and the course of COVID-19 is going to get worse from here.
This meme is so wildly wrong that it shouldn't pass anyone's sniff test, never mind need a detailed numerical debunking like the one that follows.
I look forward to the day when I can delete the bookmarks to Jefferson County Public Health, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Centers for Disease Control.
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.