I hate to be cynical (not), but this bit from a regional online newspaper made me happy:
States with Republican governors are projected to have a greater increase in fatalities than those with Democratic governors, according to a new Yahoo Finance analysis of the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) coronavirus projected death toll model. In fact, according to the analysis, the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting harder in counties where President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election.
This reinforces something I said over a week ago: the Republicans are gonna kill off their voters with all this push to re-open.
You may have seen the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision yesterday to nullify our governor’s and DHS commissioner’s extension of the safer-at-home order to May 26. That bar & restaurant owner that I referenced yesterday can open just like he wanted to, without fear of losing his liquor license or insurance coverage. The only teeny bright spot is that one of the conservative justices broke ranks and voted with the liberal justices. (If Justice Jill, who beat out a conservative justice in the April election, were seated now, the vote would have been 4-3 to let the governor’s edict stand. If only…)
There is one more confirmed positive coronavirus case in our county. Up to six now; still waiting for the rural spike, but given that SCofWI decision, it won’t be long now.
Younger Son set up a family Zoom meeting for Saturday morning. I am so looking forward to it!
Thanks to Mary Jo for those two videos, and thanks to gayle and others who continue to send me links for the blog. You give me strength to carry on — we truly are all in this together!