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Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:11 AM

Ohio's infection rate dropped to 3.2% after the mask mandate.

That is, the percentage of tested people who show Covid-positive results. It's now lower than most states in the country, other than the Northeast, Michigan, New Mexico, etc.

Now the high schools are playing football again... approved by Gov. DeWine.

Saw coverage on the local news. The players on the football fields are not wearing masks during blocks, tackles, etc. (Closer than they'd likely be with another person anywhere, other than during sex!)

The crowds and the players on the sidelines wore masks, but without social distancing.

I'm expecting more outbreaks and an increase in Ohio's infection rate again! Ugh!

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Reply Ohio's infection rate dropped to 3.2% after the mask mandate. (Original post)
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2020 OP
Indykatie Aug 2020 #1
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2020 #2
Ohiogal Aug 2020 #4
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2020 #3
Philostopher Aug 2020 #5

Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:33 AM

1. This is an Excellent Result - Very Few States are Below 10% Positivity Rate

There are States in the South with 20%+ Positive Rates. I'm am worried that the results will be skewed with the new testing rules.

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 12:51 AM

2. The statewide mask mandate was a big help!

At least in my area, the percentage of people wearing masks increased dramatically after the mandate. Very few people wore them when it was just recommended. (Mostly observed others from my car as they entered or left buildings.)

With schools reopening and sports like football resuming, I bet it will increase again.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 01:06 PM

4. My exact same

thoughts and observations, too.

Imagine how many more lives could have been saved if DeWine had mandated masks earlier.

Now, I practically never see a mask-less person in a store. Guess the crybabies all decided to stay home.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 02:18 AM

3. And now the University of Dayton is at "Level 4"...

... which is Ohio's "red alert" for new infections.

148 confirmed new cases there on Thursday alone, and that school is private and not even very big. Many of their students never came back to the campus either.

Back to online classes for the next couple weeks. Then what? Go through it again?

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 07:25 PM

5. UD is so bad

They've driven the whole county up from a level 2 (which we'd finally managed, after the mask mandate) to a level 3 again. It's irresponsible. At least most of the public schools in the county are taking a "start online, wait and see" approach, so the public schools won't be a vector. The Catholic schools will, however, since they're all starting full in-person stuff within the next couple of weeks.

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