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.
COVID reminds us that there is a reason we have science - because reality is neither easy nor tidy, neither are people, and if we want to be more than mere monkeys gaping at the approaching storm, we need a torch to aid our way out of ignorance and into enlightenment.
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.
No-one can be an expert in all things, and the average Facebook user lacks the education and experience to be an expert on such complicated subjects as epidemiology or infectious diseases.
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.
If you see people claiming COVID is less dangerous than human trafficking like in the image above, you're looking at a QAnon conspiracy meme.
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.