Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians View Post
Welp, we're now at 3253 cases and 195 deaths.
A perfect example of why I'm not comfortable with throwing it all wide open again is the gain of over 100 cases/day and people still can't get tested. Where my husband works, is up in the NW section of the state, heavily agricultural and ASSUMED not heavily affected. But, how would they know? He works for the largest healthcare provider in the state and they are not testing. They are not referring to the ER for testing. Private labs are not testing and the county scheduled one day to test by appointment and have not repeated it since. So they are reporting 11 cases. Obviously, people so sick they got transferred to a more equipped acute facility down in OKC that IS testing but testing up where he works is pretty much nonexistent.
Based on first hand reports, I don't trust the numbers, and we're still gaining over 100 cases per day in the state which obviously is low, so why on earth are they in such a rush to open everything back up? I suspect this is going to cause a HUGE surge in cases once they do.
"why on earth are they in such a rush to open everything back up? I suspect this is going to cause a HUGE surge in cases once they do."
I'm so glad I'm 68, retired 6 years ago. I was self employed and had a business for many years. If I was 48, it would really be rough if I was unable to open up. I would rather risk getting the virus!
There are safe ways I or any business could have re-opened. Distance, mask if necessary.
The neighborhood restaurants we still patronize for take out are hanging on by a thread. Even at half capacity (distancing) I don't know if they could make it even if they reopen.
There's no easy answer, but another Great Depression at the expense of "keeping everyone safe" isn't the answer.
We try keeping busy with projects distancing from the news broadcasts which helps keep our sanity.
Sent from my SM-S320VL using Tapatalk