We are losing everything because stupid people watching State Propaganda TV can not grasp the science and think wearing a mask is some how denying them liberty. This is the same group of people that want to deny reproductive rights to women, deny women rights to their own medical choices, deny marriage, and deny access and service rights to LGBTQ+ people, but think nothing of wearing seat belts and observing the speed limits. They are so deluded by Hannity and Carlson that they can not even see the reality around them. Yesterday I seen a video of an angry old man force his way into a Walmart when they refused him entrance with out a mask, and he made an ass of himself and kept threatening the staff. This morning I was reading of a commission meeting where people were shouting wearing a mask was against their right of liberty, it was tyrannical, it was destroying civil rights, and also they demanded to know what the commissioners were going to do about the horde of rioters they were sure were going to storm W.P.B. Hugs
The number of new coronavirus cases across the country per day has reached more than 26,000, up from about 21,000 two weeks ago, according to an Associated Press analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Over 120,000 deaths in the U.S. have been blamed on the virus, the highest toll in the world.
In Georgia, the number of people hospitalized because of COVID-19 rose to 1,000, erasing a month’s worth of progress.
Infections are at their highest level since the outbreak began, nearly two months after Georgia began lifting restrictions on businesses. Gov. Brian Kemp has required face coverings by waiters, barbers and others working face-to-face with customers but has largely let businesses decide whether customers must wear masks.
In Orlando, 152 coronavirus cases were linked to one bar near the University of Central Florida campus, said Dr. Raul Pino, a state health officer in the tourism city.
“A lot of transmission happened there,” Pino said. “People are very close. People are not wearing masks. People are drinking, shouting, dancing, sweating, kissing and hugging, all the things that happen in bars. And all those things that happen are not good for COVID-19.”
In the U.S., Arizona, in particular, is seeing disturbing trends in several benchmarks, including the percentage of tests that prove positive for the virus. Arizona’s is the highest in the nation.
The state’s positive test rate is at a seven-day average of over 20%, well above the national average of 8.4% and the 10% level that public health officials say is a problem. When the positive test rate rises, it means that an outbreak is worsening — not just that more people are getting tested.
At Maryland’s Fort Washington Medical Center on the outskirts of the nation’s capital, workers described a scramble to find beds, heartbreaking encounters with family members of critically ill patients and frustration with Americans who do not believe the coronavirus threat is real.
“Everybody is out lounging on the beaches. Just thinking that it’s over. And it’s not,” respiratory therapist Kevin Cole said. “It’s far from being over. And unfortunately, it’s those people that will keep this pandemic going.”
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