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    Logic.  https://www.texastribune.org/2020/07/29/louie-gohmert-coronavirus/

    U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, he said in an interview with East Texas Now where he speculated that he may have caught the virus from wearing his mask....

    “I can’t help but wonder ... if I injected the virus into my mask when I was moving,” he said in an interview.

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    Here's another informative web site.  Apparently some of the medical community use this one.  Saw one of the Dr. Gupta's mention it.

    If you click on a state you get a new page with detailed information.  Still state-based graphics though, instead of locale.  Not sure why this is.  Maybe they just can't break the data out.  Here in Washington the hot spots are around Yakima and Seattle.  Huge areas are okay but they all get lumped in to "Washington".

    https://covidactnow.org/?s=790144

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    2 hours ago, Zed Head said:

    Just have to followup with one more.  The qualities required to get elected to Congress are way beyond my understanding.  Representing Texas.  Worth a watch.

    https://www.axios.com/louie-gohmert-mask-wearing-coronavirus-5a241b3c-8fa3-4835-a15f-779d5c891290.html

     The qualities start with a big ego.

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    I have to pyle on.  The good part is from about 0:39. 

    Gohmert Pyle.  Sha-zaam...gaaaawwwllllyy.

     

     

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    30,000 person experiment.  I'm so glad I don't have to make today's decisions.  I just needed to watch my bank account and avoid getting sick since I had no insurance.  Big university classrooms are packed.  This can't end well.

    https://www.wdrb.com/news/university-of-kentucky-begins-performing-covid-19-tests-on-30-000-students/article_ccd25f62-d5a5-11ea-8cda-e76d7ab72ba4.html

    https://covidactnow.org/us/ky/county/fayette_county?s=819151

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    I just heard a news story that added some perspective.

    Many people like to argue that CO-19 isn't worse than flu, which kills a certain number of people every year.  I heard yesterday that in my state (Colorado) only about 50% of the population gets a flu shot annually. My bet is that Colorado probably has a higher flu vaccination rate then many other states (although we have a pretty depressing number of anti-vaxers in K-12). It's pretty obvious to me that we'd have fewer flu fatalities if more people got vaccinated. 

    Taking preventive measures helps you stay healthy; doesn't matter if it's masks, separation or vaccination.

    Ditto for the need to take advantage to fight CO-19 when vaccinations become available.  

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    1 hour ago, Pilgrim said:

    I just heard a news story that added some perspective.

    Many people like to argue that CO-19 isn't worse than flu, which kills a certain number of people every year. 

    Here are the CDC estimated influenza related deaths by year.

    2018-2019, 34,157

    2017-2018, 61,099

    2016-2017, 38,230

    2015-2016, 22,705

    2014-2015, 51,376

    2013-2014, 37,930

    2012-2013, 42,570

    2011-2012, 12,447

    2010-2011, 36,656

    This year we're already at 150,000+ Covid-19 deaths and it's climbing after a slow start. 

     

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    Unfortunately facts don't matter to those who are convinced that they are being persecuted. They may wear seat belts and motorcycle or bike helmets, but a face mask is an abhorrent thing that trespasses on their 'Murrican liberty.

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    Schools are opening as we sit.  Some are already quarantining teachers and students after positive test results.  As a bunch of rational thinkers here on our car forum, it's easy to see that it's just not going to work.  You can't put a bunch of snot-nosed kids together, or even teenagers, and expect disease to not spread.  Schools will be the new nursing homes, disease spreading centers.  We won't have to wait for Fall to see the case numbers start rising again.  They'll probably be rising again before the end of August, if they don't just keep rising from now.

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    2 hours ago, Mark Maras said:

    This year we're already at 150,000+ Covid-19 deaths and it's climbing after a slow start.

    Not trying to be contentious here, but the 'deaths climbing'  will always be a fact of life for any statistic of living things.  When the number of deaths does not climb we have either A)  ALL achieved immortality  B. the resurrection of the dead is happening in real time or C) the Zombie apocalypse  is upon us. One of my 'pet peeve' phrases.  

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