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.
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.
There are none so blind as those who will not see.
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."
Here's another response I wrote to an anti-masker comment on one of Colorado Governor Jared Polis' Facebook page.