Whaddup, North Dakota?

Hat tip: Scissorhead Dennis Cole

“Those who don’t want to wear a mask shouldn’t be shamed into wearing one.” — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R)

Strong advice from the Governor of Sturgis, who probably is culpable for a great deal of the spread of the Trum-Virus in the midwest…

We note that (per the W$J) “the percentage of tests for Covid-19 coming back positive in South Dakota has soared to 46%. That’s more than eight times the World Health Organization’s recommended 5% threshold for businesses to be open.” That’s astonishing, and Noem is still not mandating public health initiatives. Unbelievable.

The NYTimes:

“The United States, after battling the coronavirus for eight months, recorded over 99,000 new cases on Friday, a global record. Two dozen states reported their worst weeks for new cases; none showed any improvement.

“Fourteen states reported single-day records for new cases on Friday: Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Montana, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oregon, Kansas, Ohio, Colorado and Maine. And three states hit record deaths: Tennessee, Montana and New Mexico.”

 

Let’s compare/contrast with someplace more sane, like perhaps, oh, Belgium:

“The prime minister of Belgium, which has one of the world’s highest Covid-19 infection rates, announced a national lockdown on Friday, calling it a “last chance” to keep the country’s health care system from collapse.”

And the England is predicted to go into lockdown in November.

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3 Responses to Whaddup, North Dakota?

  1. Ten Bears says:

    Covidota. North and South Covidota.

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  2. roket says:

    And here I am freaking out because the positivity rate in my county is 6.3% and rising. Christmas is going to really suck this year for lots of people.

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  3. donnah says:

    Anyone who goes out in public without a mask is a selfish asshole. Period.

    Liked by 1 person

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