Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19



  • The church thing was before the protests, here in ks. We had, maybe 12 deaths from church clusters in ks. I never missed a service, our pastor and every one I knew around central ks did streaming services, they still do. They recently opened up with masks and social distancing, no materials, one way in and one row dismissed at a time. No socializing. Parking was even every other space, with one entrance. I went to a protest with the police and naacp at the court house. Everyone had a mask one. It was organized and peaceful. I haven’t heard of anyone dying in ks from protests. People did get Covid from a wedding in great bend, nobody goes by the rules! I was at walmart🤬 no masks on quite a few! 1 gal had a KSU T-shirt on!🤡



  • @Crimsonorblue22 said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    The church thing was before the protests, here in ks. We had, maybe 12 deaths from church clusters in ks. I never missed a service, our pastor and every one I knew around central ks did streaming services, they still do. They recently opened up with masks and social distancing, no materials, one way in and one row dismissed at a time. No socializing. Parking was even every other space, with one entrance. I went to a protest with the police and naacp at the court house. Everyone had a mask one. It was organized and peaceful. I haven’t heard of anyone dying in ks from protests. People did get Covid from a wedding in great bend, nobody goes by the rules! I was at walmart🤬 no masks on quite a few! 1 gal had a KSU T-shirt on!🤡

    Yes! This is my view as well. Rules should be content neutral. If you want to have church or a funeral or a protest outside with masks and social distancing, that should be fine. I don’t support different rules for different activities. The first amendment applies equally to protests and exercise of religion. Anyone is free to not like it but that’s the law. And from a humanitarian point of view, it’s gross to say you can’t be at a family member’s burial (if it’s a nonreligious ceremony) but can protest.

    Kansas contact tracing is also a trash fire since anyone can opt out.



  • Funeral thing is cruel, I know quite a few from my home town that couldn’t have them. But, some of them didn’t want to fly and or bring older folks to them. Most had graveside and planned for a memorial later. They didn’t want to gather. Smart!



  • @Crimsonorblue22 said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    Funeral thing is cruel, I know quite a few from my home town that couldn’t have them. But, some of them didn’t want to fly and or bring older folks to them. Most had graveside and planned for a memorial later. They didn’t want to gather. Smart!

    I don’t begrudge anyone who doesn’t want to participate. A good friend is eloping in a few weeks to avoid crowds at his wedding. My grandpa hasn’t attended his beloved church for months. My discomfort is with those who want government to enshrine those choices in law, but protesting for specific causes is totally fine. Not like the virus reads Kendi, DiAngelo, and Coates and decides it won’t infect those folks.



  • Quite a headline from the daily tar heel

    https://twitter.com/tarheelsoup/status/1295337202495426560?s=21



  • @benshawks08 guess they got it covered 🦠🏃🏿♀🤡



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Funerals and weddings are impossible choices. My wife’s uncle died a couple weeks ago and she fretted for 3 days about whether to go – 90 minute visitation followed by a rosary at the funeral home, plus full Mass church service and graveside service the following morning (traditional catholic funeral with about 200-300 family members through 5 generations). We ended up driving 3.5 hours to Springfield and back just for the visitation (stayed about 20 minutes and left before the rosary part). My wife thought she could follow social distancing… yeah, right… walks in the funeral home door, bursts into tears, hugging her sobbing aunt who she hadn’t seen since Christmas.

    I was apologizing to her cousin about not being able to stay for his dad’s funeral, and he said he’d tried to talk his extended family out of having the full big funeral mass etc. but felt pressured to do it. He talked my 81-year-old mother in law out of coming back for the funeral too. She was upset. Everyone was upset. The entire situation was more painful than any funeral I’ve ever been to.

    Frankly, a funeral ban might’ve been better. Blame the governor instead of expecting relatives to make those choices.



  • @DanR only in Mizzou, huh? I’m pretty sure they don’t have any bans on mass gatherings. But, they have a lot of deaths too. I hope they remain healthy! Does your wife have online classes or in classroom? So tired of this!



  • @benshawks08 said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    Quite a headline from the daily tar heel

    https://twitter.com/tarheelsoup/status/1295337202495426560?s=21

    🙄. You know it’s the start of a new school year when UNC students complain about UNC. A proud tradition among the student body.



  • @Crimsonorblue22 She’s planning to meet half her students at a time on alternate days, but giving students the option to do all-online from the get-go or at any point in the semester. (she teaches graduate classes, so they are smaller groups-- half a class would not be more than 7 at a time if everyone chooses in-person).

    Lots of teachers had hoped to be able to let students zoom into live classes (with some online and some in class). They tested the technology and, unfortunately, the online students couldn’t hear class discussions clearly enough to make it work. Partly due to masks and partly due to the fact that classrooms aren’t set up for that. Can’t exactly share a microphone!

    @Crimsonorblue22 said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    @DanR only in Mizzou, huh? I’m pretty sure they don’t have any bans on mass gatherings. But, they have a lot of deaths too. I hope they remain healthy! Does your wife have online classes or in classroom? So tired of this!



  • @DanR they gotta fix that! High school classes have that!



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  • And boom goes the dynamite.



  • And THIS surprises Who ? - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @jayhawkblue73 I hope we can continue to live in a world where competence from authority figures is expected.



  • @approxinfinity said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    @jayhawkblue73 I hope we can continue to live in a world where competence from authority figures is expected.

    I wish I could up-vote this a million times!



  • Listening to Gov Kelly’s message last night. 6 Months since Kansas had it’s first case of the COVID -19. - – 1,286 new COVID since last Friday. - -3 new deaths ,35,167 cases of COVID-19 now in Kansas & 405 Deaths - - just to many



  • We now only have 1 county free or should I say so far, without COVID. Rawlins has a 33 yr old man infected. Think it’s Thomas co. w/out.





  • @benshawks08 progressives need a seat at the table and they need to be welcomed.



  • California is really an ungovernable trash fire. https://twitter.com/kyletibbitts/status/1296220438880649226?s=21





  • Wallace co just went down. Kansas is 100% now.



  • @Crimsonorblue22 That’s not good… about as isolated as you can get. I’ve been to Mount Sunflower… not much (or many people) out there. 😞



  • read of a health site last night – Headline read : COVID -19 Soaring in these 5 States.

    Iowa , Kansas , Illinois , North Dakota , & South Dakota.

    The article Stated about Kansas :Classes started at K-State this week and already 13 members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity had tested positive - - Manhattan Mayor Usha Redic posted pictures of students partying that she had taken and University Administrators to put out an Urgent letter begging students to behave responsibly right now more then ever before in any of our lifetimes " We need everyone to follow the same playbook. Kansas has 37,544 cases & 431 Deaths.



  • Just heard yes KU starts class today & they have already 89 people testing positive for the COVID -19 87 students and 2 faculity. - -everyone has to test to come back, and the tests just getting started



  • @jayhawkblue73 said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    read of a health site last night – Headline read : COVID -19 Soaring in these 5 States.

    Iowa , Kansas , Illinois , North Dakota , & South Dakota … We need everyone to follow the same playbook. Kansas has 37,544 cases & 431 Deaths.

    Btw I thought you might have stale numbers there because those are the numbers the Google widget was reporting but looking at the numbers on kdh they looked lower. 🤷♂ site says update mwf by 12:30 so maybe someone at kdh went on lunch break before clicking submit…

    https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas

    Typically i would assume the state numbers would be more accurate. Weeds out third party telephone tag / CDC number suppression. But maybe that’s not always the case of maybe Google is going more to the source now.



  • @approxinfinity said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    @jayhawkblue73 said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    read of a health site last night – Headline read : COVID -19 Soaring in these 5 States.

    Iowa , Kansas , Illinois , North Dakota , & South Dakota … We need everyone to follow the same playbook. Kansas has 37,544 cases & 431 Deaths.

    Btw I thought you might have stale numbers there because those are the numbers the Google widget was reporting but looking at the numbers on kdh they looked lower. 🤷♂ site says update mwf by 12:30 so maybe someone at kdh went on lunch break before clicking submit…

    https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas

    Typically i would assume the state numbers would be more accurate. Weeds out third party telephone tag / CDC number suppression. But maybe that’s not always the case of maybe Google is going more to the source now.

    IDK just pulled the numbers from the Article had in the article about the 5 states that was soaring



  • @jayhawkblue73 gotcha.





  • @approxinfinity said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    @jayhawkblue73 gotcha.

    Just got through hearing Governor Kelly’s news Conference this afternoon.

    She stated it was a BAD WEEKEND for the State of Kansas.- - -they reported 1,545 new cases over the weekend with 7 new deaths - -which brings the totals to 38,401 cases and 426 Deaths with the Median age at 36 years old.

    So let the troops all gather at the faternity and let’s have a huge ass party - -ya that works



  • Interesting stuff today as the NFL has said that all 77 positive tests were reran and were determined to be false positive. I could realistically see a few of them being that way but all of them is head scratching. Also they listed a death I think last week or the week before in the county next to me due to Covid. The guy that died wife has gone on social media and claimed he was never test. That he had died from a heart attack and they didn’t do a autopsy. The plot on this thickens daily, interesting times.



  • UNC reported 465 positives just in the last week, 30% positive rate. Not great, Bob.



  • @kjayhawks NFL explained it as a contamination at their NJ lab.



  • @approxinfinity said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    @kjayhawks NFL explained it as a contamination at their NJ lab.

    NFL seems to have a pretty good grasp on this virus , heard now can’t give the exact number but tested A many , many players and the return was almost zelch , nada , a big fat Zero.

    So if the NFL players can return such good results - -Negative COVID why can’t other citizens follow their lead , wear a dang mask and quit complaining. It’s been proven the masks for sure helps



  • Evenhanded piece about the USPS, covid, and the election. https://gen.medium.com/stop-panicking-about-the-post-office-8bcd689b9601





  • @benshawks08 but but social medical programs are worse.





  • @BShark said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    @benshawks08 but but social medical programs are worse.

    This but unironically



  • @FarmerJayhawk Yep. If we just wait a little longer. The market is going to solve this health crisis.



  • @benshawks08 said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    @FarmerJayhawk Yep. If we just wait a little longer. The market is going to solve this health crisis.

    Oh I wasn’t aware it was only the government making a vaccine



  • Well pretty much what a lot of people including myself had thought would happen - - - has happened. Kids just getting started back to school and already the COVID -19 taking it’s toll.

    Wetmore School district in North Eastern Kansas has went to total remote teaching - - again , after finding out 2 more students have tested positive and a Staff member tested positive. Now closing for rest of the week yet a possibility of continued closure next week.

    Wetmore had a student presence at 40% and had a 28% student rate in quarintine - - 28% ! !. to some of you that might not sound bad BUT when your looking at the size of this School - - -that’s a lot. - -I think your going to see a lot more of this coming in the near future.

    Here in Kansas just since Monday we have had 52 more COVID-19 deaths - right at 1,000 new cases and hospitalilzations are up 44 since Monday. - That to me sure doesn’t sound like things are geting better. - - The CEO of St Mt Vail has said he has seen increase of COVID in the Hospital - -getting so tired of this

    Dr Faucci mentioned that the US citizens better hold on to their butts until AT LEAST the end of the year, - - that’s positive ? - - I’m confused



  • @jayballer67 said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    Well pretty much what a lot of people including myself had thought would happen - - - has happened. Kids just getting started back to school and already the COVID -19 taking it’s toll.

    Wetmore School district in North Eastern Kansas has went to total remote teaching - - again , after finding out 2 more students have tested positive and a Staff member tested positive. Now closing for rest of the week yet a possibility of continued closure next week.

    Wetmore had a student presence at 40% and had a 28% student rate in quarintine - - 28% ! !. to some of you that might not sound bad BUT when your looking at the size of this School - - -that’s a lot. - -I think your going to see a lot more of this coming in the near future.

    Here in Kansas just since Monday we have had 52 more COVID-19 deaths - right at 1,000 new cases and hospitalilzations are up 44 since Monday. - That to me sure doesn’t sound like things are geting better. - - The CEO of St Mt Vail has said he has seen increase of COVID in the Hospital - -getting so tired of this

    Dr Faucci mentioned that the US citizens better hold on to their butts until AT LEAST the end of the year, - - that’s positive ? - - I’m confused

    Rawlins County (NW Ks) also went fully online after several students and faculty/staff had to quarantine. There was another smaller district a few weeks ago that had to do the same (SW Ks I think, but can’t remember which one).

    We are going to end up regretting not having this under control before sending students back to K12 and college.



  • @justanotherfan said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    @jayballer67 said in Differentiating fact from opinion on COVID-19:

    Well pretty much what a lot of people including myself had thought would happen - - - has happened. Kids just getting started back to school and already the COVID -19 taking it’s toll.

    Wetmore School district in North Eastern Kansas has went to total remote teaching - - again , after finding out 2 more students have tested positive and a Staff member tested positive. Now closing for rest of the week yet a possibility of continued closure next week.

    Wetmore had a student presence at 40% and had a 28% student rate in quarintine - - 28% ! !. to some of you that might not sound bad BUT when your looking at the size of this School - - -that’s a lot. - -I think your going to see a lot more of this coming in the near future.

    Here in Kansas just since Monday we have had 52 more COVID-19 deaths - right at 1,000 new cases and hospitalilzations are up 44 since Monday. - That to me sure doesn’t sound like things are geting better. - - The CEO of St Mt Vail has said he has seen increase of COVID in the Hospital - -getting so tired of this

    Dr Faucci mentioned that the US citizens better hold on to their butts until AT LEAST the end of the year, - - that’s positive ? - - I’m confused

    Rawlins County (NW Ks) also went fully online after several students and faculty/staff had to quarantine. There was another smaller district a few weeks ago that had to do the same (SW Ks I think, but can’t remember which one).

    We are going to end up regretting not having this under control before sending students back to K12 and college.

    True. I mean I get it , I understand parents have to work. I fully understand , however at the same time I just think there is a mis conception that things are returning to normal - - - umm NO they are not. We have people wanting to rush things back to normal - - -that is just not going to happen. This is just on of those thing where until we get a vaccine that actually works -this isn’t going anywhere. This is goin to become a normal thing in life.

    Colleges like KU and such after the kids go for break are not coming back for some time , we have seen already the outbreak in the Colleges when they did COME BACK to start, when these kids are on Campus -we all know how it goes , there is no way to keep these kids from doing their get togethers cluster party… - that’s just not going to happen - - - they are KIDS - -still even College -they are still KIDS , they are going to do what they want to do no mater the circumstances , not realizing or maybe they do - it only takes ONE positive to expose to hundreds

    Hell there has even been cases where they had parties just to see who would be the next one infected tha’ts pretty sweet huh ? - -To think this is our future leaders in some cases hey there is something to write home about.

    Have a friend of mine who lives across the street, their daughter is a Fr at Coffeyville she just found out that they too are not returning after Thanksgiving. A lot of the smaller Colleges following suit of Big Brother - -Sad to say we have a long way to go - - - Long , Long ways to go





  • Well my daughter , Boyfriend , my daughters boys , her Boyfriends kids & their roomate all have to quarintine - -Daughter had to take COVID test , has all the sympthoms of COVID - -she came down sick and they had her test and al symptoms acting like the COVID. - -she says she doesn’t know where she might of got exposed to i - - BUT here we go , wait to see what happens, sure the hell hope not. - -Today ios day one of the Quarinteen, find out the results in a couple of days I guess. - - keeping fingers crossed


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