“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 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.