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The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 12 new cases Thursday.

There were no new deaths reported.

Ten county residents are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, six locally and four out of the area.

Two more local health care facilities joined the Oregon Health Authority’s weekly outbreak list this week.

Aviva Health has eight cases, according to the Wednesday report, and South River Community Health Center has five cases.

CHI Mercy Medical Center’s outbreak had no new cases this week, remaining at 66 total.

The Landing a Senior Living Community’s outbreak had no new cases this week, standing firm at six cases.

Many local nursing homes have been hit with outbreaks during the course of the pandemic, but the others are listed as resolved. Among those resolved cases are large outbreaks that had hit Curry Manor Memory Care in Roseburg and Forest Hill Assisted Living, formerly Forest Glen, in Canyonville.

Other nursing homes with smaller resolved outbreaks are Umpqua Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Riverview Terrace, Timber Town and Rose Haven Nursing Center.

There were no new outbreaks at local schools listed in this week’s outbreak report.

One of the biggest sources of outbreaks in Douglas County has been churches, but those churches are not included in the state’s outbreak reports.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team has not named the churches involved, but said earlier this week that one-third of the new cases in the past two weeks were linked to outbreaks at two local churches.

Douglas Public Health Network is supporting 729 people, 146 in isolation because they have the disease and 583 in quarantine because they’ve been in contact with an infected person.

Many of those in quarantine have been linked to several local school outbreaks, the response team said. However, a single case involving a student, staff member or volunteer is enough to list an outbreak as connected to a school.

Current school outbreaks in this week’s report from the state include one student and one staff member or volunteer at Oakland High School, two staff members or volunteers at Jo Lane Middle School in Roseburg, one staff member or volunteer at North Douglas Elementary School in Drain, three students and two staff members or volunteers at East Sutherlin Primary School, and two staff members or volunteers at Myrtle Creek Elementary School.

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Mike

After administering only 2 doses of vaccine yesterday, Douglas County fell again to 2nd to last in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. ONLY 4,587 of Douglas County’s 112,251 residents have been vaccinated since receiving the vaccine 46 days ago on December 16. That is a mere 4.9% of Douglas County residents vaccinated compared to the Oregon average of 10.4%.

Only Columbia County (3.7%) has vaccinated a lower percentage of their resident than Douglas County. Below is the percentage of residents vaccinated in each Oregon County today according to the Oregon Health Authority.

COUNTY----------%

Wheeler--------27.26

Deschutes------14.17

Harney----------12.58

Polk--------------11.50

OREGON--------10.39

Hood River------9.93

Lincoln------------9.91

Jefferson---------9.40

Marion-----------9.29

Sherman---------9.20

Benton-----------9.18

Wasco------------9.18

Wallowa---------9.01

Lake---------------8.75

Multnomah-----8.61

Crook-------------8.26

Jackson-----------8.06

Baker--------------8.04

Gilliam------------7.43

Clackamas-------7.20

Klamath----------7.09

Union-------------7.06

Washington-----6.98

Lane---------------6.95

Yamhill-----------6.64

Clatsop-----------6.63

Linn----------------6.29

Josephine--------6.18

Curry--------------6.12

Coos---------------5.96

Umatilla----------5.94

Grant--------------5.77

Malhuer----------5.58

Morrow-----------4.99

Tillamook--------4.97

Douglas-----------4.94*******

Columbia---------3.67

Our County Commissioners claim low supply of vaccine is the reason for Douglas County’s slow vaccine roll-out to its residents. If so, ask yourself why vaccine supply is not an issue for the rest of Oregon, with some counties having vaccinated six times more residents. Moreover, the CDC (below link) indicates 665,325 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Oregon, which is enough to vaccinate 15.8% of Oregon’s residents. But Only 438,277 doses have been administered. This means Oregon has 227,048 vaccine doses that have NOT been administered. That’s an average of 6,300 doses sitting on the shelf in EVERY Oregon County that have yet to be administered which is almost 50% more than the 4,587 doses Douglas County has administered so far in 46 days.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations

Mike

7 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release from the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force. This brings Douglas County totals to 1,871 cases and 48 deaths.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 181 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 161.3 today for Douglas County, which is less than the maximum case rate of 200 required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to remain open.

Mike

Of all U.S. states, Oregon has received the 8th highest number of vaccine doses per capita according to the CDC (below link). Oregon has received 665,325 doses of vaccine, which is enough to vaccinate 15.8% of its residents with a first dose. Meanwhile, Oregon has administered 423,604 doses of vaccine, which is enough to vaccinate 10.0% of Oregon residents with their first dose.

The below table provides the number of vaccine doses delivered and the number of vaccine doses administered to each state as a percentage of their total population.

--------------------------Doses---------Doses

---------------------Delivered---------Administered

State-----------------------%-------------%

Alaska-------------------26.4----------16.3

West Virginia----------17.0----------14.5

Rhode Island----------16.4-----------8.6

Connecticut-----------16.2----------12.3

Hawaii------------------16.1-----------9.1

New Hampshire-----16.0-----------9.4

Vermont---------------16.0-----------10.8

Oregon-----------------15.8-----------10.0******

Florida------------------15.8-----------9.1

Maine-------------------15.8----------10.4

Massachusetts-------15.4-----------8.4

Pennsylvania---------15.4----------10.9

New Mexico----------15.2----------12.6

New York--------------15.1-----------9.6

USA AVERAGE--------15.0-----------9.4

Arkansas---------------15.0----------10.1

Oklahoma-------------15.0----------11.1

Minnesota------------14.9-----------9.2

Nebraska--------------14.9-----------9.2

Delaware--------------14.8----------10.3

Wyoming--------------14.8-----------9.9

South Dakota---------14.8----------12.0

Kentucky---------------14.6-----------9.1

Maryland--------------14.6-----------8.4

Tennessee------------14.6------------8.9

Virginia----------------14.4------------9.8

Mississippi-----------14.3------------7.9

California-------------14.3----------- 8.3

North Dakota--------14.2----------12.8

Kansas-----------------14.1-----------7.6

Colorado--------------14.1-----------9.9

Louisiana-------------14.0-----------9.5

Georgia----------------13.7-----------8.5

Arizona----------------13.9-----------8.2

New Jersey-----------13.9-----------9.0

Indiana----------------13.8-----------9.0

Wisconsin------------13.7-----------8.4

Michigan--------------13.6-----------9.8

Missouri--------------13.6-----------7.2

North Carolina------13.6-----------9.1

Washington----------13.5-----------9.0

Illinois-----------------13.4-----------8.0

Alabama--------------13.4-----------7.2

Montana--------------13.3-----------9.8

Ohio--------------------13.3-----------8.2

Iowa--------------------13.2-----------8.0

Idaho-------------------12.4-----------6.8

Texas-------------------12.6-----------8.3

Utah--------------------12.5-----------8.9

Nevada----------------12.0-----------7.8

South Carolina-------10.9-----------9.1

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations

Mike

After conducting a "mass vaccination event" yesterday at the County Fairgrounds and administering 801 doses of coronavirus vaccine, Douglas County is STILL almost the WORST county in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. ONLY 4,658 of Douglas County’s 112,251 residents have been vaccinated since receiving the vaccine 45 days ago on December 16. That is a mere 4.9% of Douglas County residents vaccinated compared to the Oregon average of 10.0%.

Columbia (3.6%) and Tillamook (4.5%) are the ONLY Oregon counties to have vaccinated a lower percentage of their resident than Douglas County. Below is the percentage of residents vaccinated in each Oregon County today according to the Oregon Health Authority.

COUNTY----------%

Wheeler--------27.26

Deschutes------14.12

Harney----------12.55

Polk--------------11.74

OREGON--------10.04

Lincoln------------9.88

Jefferson---------9.35

Hood River------9.30

Marion-----------9.19

Sherman---------9.14

Benton-----------9.12

Wasco------------9.05

Wallowa---------9.01

Crook-------------8.23

Multnomah-----8.20

Baker--------------8.00

Jackson-----------7.99

Lake---------------7.92

Gilliam------------7.38

Klamath----------7.09

Union-------------7.06

Lane---------------6.92

Clackamas-------6.80

Clatsop-----------6.61

Yamhill------------6.53

Washington-----6.48

Linn----------------6.23

Josephine--------6.06

Coos---------------5.95

Umatilla----------5.93

Curry--------------5.77

Grant--------------5.76

Malhuer----------5.58

Morrow-----------4.99

Douglas-----------4.89******

Tillamook--------4.51

Columbia---------3.59

Our County Commissioners claim low supply of vaccine is the reason for Douglas County’s slow vaccine roll-out to its residents. If so, ask yourself why vaccine supply is not an issue for the rest of Oregon, with some counties having vaccinated six times more residents. Moreover, the CDC (below link) indicates 665,325 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Oregon, which is enough to vaccinate 15.8% of Oregon’s residents. But Only 423,604 doses have been administered. Oregon has 241,721 vaccine doses that have NOT been administered. That’s over 6,700 doses for EVERY Oregon County that have yet to be administered and is more than Douglas County has administered to date. How can supply be the issue as claimed by our County Commissioners with SOOO many Oregon doses sitting on shelves collecting dust and NOT administered?

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations

Mike

Yesterday’s County Commissioner’s Coronavirus Task Force press release said there was supposed to be a “mass vaccination event” that day at the County Fairgrounds. Yet, today’s press release (below link) does not mention whether the “mass vaccination event” was held nor how many Douglas County residents were vaccinated.

Below is the exact quote from Saturday’s Press releases:

“Douglas Educational School District and Aviva Health are holding an invite-only mass COVID-19 vaccination event for early learning and K-12 staff, who fall within Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Phase 1bvaccine prioritization schedule today, Saturday, January 30, 2021, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm in Douglas Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.”

http://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1-31-2021-DCCRT-DAILY-UPDATE-COVID-19.pdf

st paddy

the county commissioners got their vaccine, no one else counts

Mike

The Oregon Health Authority indicates 801 doses were administered yesterday in Douglas County. 5 people received their second dose. The remaining 796 people received their first dose.

According to the County Commissioner's press release, the vaccine for the Saturday mass vaccination was supplied by the Douglas County Public Health Network which received 700 doses from the state on Thursday. What hasn't been explained is how 801 doses of vaccine were administered when supposedly only 700 doses were available.

mworden

No where did it say only 700 doses were available. 700 new doses were received by DPHN. Maybe they rooted around some dusty shelves at Mercy and Aviva and came up with another 101 doses. From everything I've learned in this comment section that would be my first guess.

Mike

And no where did I say 700 doses were available. The press release said DPHN was supplying the event with vaccine. It didn't mention vaccines were coming from other sources.

Mike

Oops. Guess I did say that. Sorry.

smb

Each vaccine type has it's idiosyncrasies as far as how many doses you can get out of each vial. Pfizer is supposed to get 5 per vial, Moderna 10. The variable is pretty close to an extra dose per vial per type. Also, the entire county gets rolled up so 801 could also include other entities than Aviva giving doses (actually, when they input into the database).

Mike

Dodger Stadium's COVID-19 vaccination site shut down after anti-vaccine and far-right protesters gather at entrance.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/dodger-stadiums-covid-19-vaccination-site-temporarily-shut-down-after-protesters-gather-at-entrance/ar-BB1deHDY?li=BBnb7Kz

mworden

For those who don't understand how lag times impact reporting:

"Vaccinations in Oregon

On Saturday, OHA reported that 25,500 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 19,867 doses were administered on Friday and 5,633 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Friday.

Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).

Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 407,869 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 665,325 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA's dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard has been updated Saturday."

https://ktvz.com/news/coronavirus/2021/01/30/oregon-reports-19-more-covid-19-deaths-2-in-deschutes-county/

Mike

Maybe you can help me understand how the Douglas County Commissioners claim (below link) that, “753 eligible Douglas County residents received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine” at the Douglas County Fairgrounds a week ago on January 23. Yet, even after a week's lag time, the Oregon Health Authority reports only 610 doses were administered in all of Douglas County January 23 and only 32 more doses were administered the next day on January 24, which still doesn’t add up to 753 doses.

http://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1-24-2021-DCCRT-DAILY-UPDATE-COVID-19.pdf

mworden

Sorry, Mike, I can't help you understand it because I don't have enough information to reach an informed conclusion. Are the figures wrong, are they delayed, is there malign intent, human error, blue space lasers, sick staff at Aviva? So far, I've ruled out blue space lasers. I highly doubt malign intent.

I encourage people to collect information from multiple good sources and then use their logic, reason and core values to come to a conclusion. People can use the info I provided from a news source in whatever way they choose.

In the meantime, the pandemic is still going strong and if we want businesses to stay open it's important that we wear masks, avoid travel and unnecessary gatherings, social distance when we're with other people, and keep washing our hands. It's important to avoid potential super-spreader events like attending indoor anti-mask meetings with several hundred other people. It would certainly be ironic if anti-covid restriction meetings triggered enough cases to put us back in the extreme risk category where certain businesses have to close. But it could happen.

Mike

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Mike

Douglas County is the 2nd WORST county in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. ONLY 3,846 residents of Douglas County have been vaccinated since the county received the vaccine 45 days ago on December 16. That is a mere 4.2% of Douglas County residents vaccinated compared to the Oregon average of 9.7%.

Only Columbia County (3.5%) has vaccinated a lower percentage of their resident than Douglas County. Below is the percentage of residents vaccinated in each Oregon County today according to the Oregon Health Authority.

COUNTY----------%

Wheeler--------27.26

Deschutes-----13.40

Harney----------12.55

Polk--------------11.31

Lincoln-----------9.77

OREGON---------9.67

Hood River------9.15

Wallowa---------9.01

Marion-----------8.96

Benton-----------8.96

Jefferson---------8.93

Sherman---------8.86

Multnomah-----7.96

Lake---------------7.88

Jackson-----------7.85

Wasco------------7.78

Crook-------------7.57

Gilliam------------7.38

Union-------------7.03

Klamath----------6.82

Lane---------------6.70

Clackamas-------6.60

Clatsop-----------6.54

Baker--------------6.52

Yamhill------------6.31

Washington-----6.21

Linn----------------6.18

Josephine--------6.01

Coos---------------5.94

Umatilla----------5.92

Grant--------------5.76

Curry--------------5.44

Morrow-----------4.99

Malhuer----------4.46

Tillamook--------4.42

Douglas-----------4.16

Columbia---------3.51

Our County Commissioners untruthful claim low supply of vaccine is the reason for Douglas County’s slow vaccine roll-out to its residents. If so, you need to ask yourself why vaccine supply is an issue in Douglas County and hasn’t been an issue for the rest of Oregon, with some counties having vaccinated six times more residents. Furthermore, the CDC (below link) indicates 614,525 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Oregon and only 407,865 doses have been administered. Oregon has enough vaccine to administer the first dose to 14.6% of its residents. It also means 206,660 vaccine doses are sitting on Oregon shelves collecting dust. That’s over 5,740 doses sitting on the shelves of EVERU Oregon County.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations

Mike

6 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release from the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force. This brings Douglas County totals to 1,854 cases and 48 deaths.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 185 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 164.8 today for Douglas County, which is less than the maximum case rate of 200 required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to remain open.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 185 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 3,618 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 185 cases by 3,618 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 5.1% today.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 173 new coronavirus cases and 3 deaths. The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 1,135 cases and 16 deaths over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 687 new coronavirus cases and 19 deaths today in Oregon. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 4.0% today.

Marine Vet

One of the biggest sources of outbreaks in Douglas County has been churches, but those churches are not included in the state’s outbreak reports.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team has not named the churches involved, but said earlier this week that one-third of the new cases in the past two weeks were linked to outbreaks at two local churches. Kinda say's it ALL Doesn't it.?

Mike

After vaccinating only 37 new people yesterday, Douglas County REMAINS nearly the worst county in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. In the 42 days since receiving the vaccine, ONLY 3,438 residents of Douglas County have been vaccinated. That is a mere 3.8% of Douglas County residents vaccinated compared to the Oregon average of 9.1%.

Only Columbia County (3.4%) has vaccinated a lower percentage of their resident than Douglas County. Below is the percentage of residents vaccinated in each Oregon County today according to the Oregon Health Authority.

COUNTY----------%

Wheeler-------22.95

Deschutes-----12.23

Polk-------------10.63

Harney---------10.07

OREGON--------9.07

Wallowa--------8.92

Sherman--------8.80

Hood River-----8.73

Marion----------8.66

Lincoln----------8.58

Benton----------8.48

Jefferson--------7.81

Lake--------------7.69

Multnomah----7.69

Wasco-----------7.68

Jackson----------7.65

Crook------------6.62

Klamath---------6.48

Lane--------------6.35

Clackamas------6.31

Clatsop----------6.01

Linn---------------6.00

Washington----5.95

Yamhill-----------5.88

Josephine-------5.80

Grant-------------5.67

Baker-------------5.64

Coos--------------5.51

Umatilla---------5.40

Union------------5.36

Curry-------------5.11

Gilliam-----------4.97

Morrow----------4.87

Tillamook-------4.23

Malhuer---------4.00

Douglas----------3.76*********

Columbia--------3.37

Our County Commissioners untruthful claim low supply of vaccine is the reason for Douglas County’s slow vaccine roll-out to its residents. If so, you need to ask yourself why vaccine supply is an issue in Douglas County and has NOT been an issue for the rest of Oregon, with some counties having vaccinated six times more residents than Douglas County. Furthermore, the CDC (below link) indicates 614,525 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Oregon and only 382,326 doses have been administered. Oregon has enough vaccine to administer the first dose to 14.6% of its residents. It also means 232,199 vaccine doses are sitting on Oregon shelves collecting dust. That’s over 6,400 doses per county sitting on shelves collecting dust.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations

Mike

7 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release from the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force. This brings Douglas County totals to 1,848 cases and 48 deaths.

Roseburg Veteran Affairs reported 4 new coronavirus cases since yesterday, bringing Roseburg VA totals to 191 cases and 6 deaths.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 189 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 168.4 today for Douglas County, which is less than the maximum case rate of 200 required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to remain open.

Mike

The Commissioners Response Team reported 189 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 3,780 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 189 cases by 3,780 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 5.0% today.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 244 new coronavirus cases and 1 death. The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 1,129 cases and 14 deaths over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 946 new coronavirus cases and 8 deaths today in Oregon. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 4.1% today.

The Oregon Health Authority tracks hospital statistics for seven different regions in Oregon. Region 3 consists of Douglas, Coos, Curry and Lane Counties. The OHA reported there are 16 ICU beds and 106 non-ICU beds available in Region 3 today. 31 coronavirus cases are hospitalized in Region 3 today. 11 are in ICU. There were 86 new coronavirus cases reported in Region 3 today.

st paddy

coos county is doing better at vaccinations than douglas county. it appears that their county commissioners are not involved.

https://kcby.com/news/local/over-3300-vaccines-administered-in-coos-county-with-525-having-received-second-dose

Mike

I beg to differ. The Coos County Commissioners are involved because (below link), "The Coos County Board of Commissioners are the Local Health Authority, and are responsible for assuring that Coos County's residents receive the essential health services mandated in Oregon law."

http://www.co.coos.or.us/Portals/0/Public%20Health/Annual%20Reports/Annual_Report_09-10.pdf?ver=2011-12-06-140941-803

The reason Coos County has led Douglas County is because their public health agency has since mid December provided an on-line survey (below links) to sign up eligible people and/or organizations and schedule their vaccinations. That critical service was not offered by Douglas County until the second week of January and is still significantly lacking.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3QdHwkeM-1JZJlUugJcEDX_e5qD_0UargK257EW2McvA0Jw/viewform

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdAcV3zcrefZl5oirUp555RGMOhcoIWW_OjXtPuskEcuanGUA/viewform

Another major differences appears to be Coos County Commissioners have not sought the limelight and perpetually congratulated their selves like our Douglas County Commissioners during their daily press releases. And need I point out Coos County has done a better job dealing with coronavirus with 1,055 cases and only 16 deaths in an area that probably receives as much if not more tourists spending time and spreading the disease.

Mike

Contrary to what is reported above, there were 5 new outbreaks at Douglas County schools. Those five schools listed below had a total of 12 new coronavirus cases since last week according to the Oregon Health Authority school outbreak list. Teachers constituted the majority of cases.

School-------------------------Students------Staff

Oakland High----------------------1-------------1

Joseph Lane Middle-------------0-------------2

North Douglas Elementary----0-------------1

East Sutherlin Primary----------3-------------2

Myrtle Creek Elementary------0-------------2

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/covid19/Documents/DataReports/Weekly-Outbreak-COVID-19-Report.pdf

Mike

Even yesterday's County Commissioners' press release indicated the recent increases in people isolated and in quarantine is due to new school outbreaks. The following is a quote from their press release:

"729 Local Contacts and Cases Being Supported in Isolation and Quarantine.

Once again we are reporting a large number of residents that are currently being asked to isolate or quarantine themselves due to a positive COVID case...We wanted to let you know that the majority of those residents are linked to several local school outbreaks."

http://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/1-28-2021-DCCRT-DAILY-UPDATE-COVID-19.pdf

NJ

I like the one I pulled up from a link you posted about cases in Israel. The New York Times is pretty comprehensive. Early this morning it indicates that Oregon has 16 cases, 13 from Douglas County : https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/covid-cases-deaths-tracker.html

Marine Vet

One of the biggest sources of outbreaks in Douglas County has been churches, but those churches are not included in the state’s outbreak reports.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team has not named the churches involved, but said earlier this week that one-third of the new cases in the past two weeks were linked to outbreaks at two local churches. Says it All.

Democrat

it's not fair to "not" list the churches involved in Covid cases but list all other facilities. what's "up" with protecting churches?? NOT RIGHT....!!!

FormerDemocrat

I agree. Now, I’m thinking, ok, we’ll, what if some of the positive church folks are being counted at schools? That just doesn’t seem right.

NJ

The problem with reporting cases caused by Church gatherings is "how does one lead those who feel they're the leaders of the flock?" They view the world only according to 'their' truth, now a syndrome of hiding behind their God to preach whatever they'd like. It now seems to be done without any actual reverence to God or the teachings of Jesus, but only of being led astray by the Godless of nefarious intent.

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