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600+ Coronavirus cases at Cummins Prison
In Ohio, officials said that at least 1,828 inmates — almost three-quarters of the population — had tested positive for the coronavirus at the minimum- and medium-security prison in Marion, Ohio.

While there are probably some folks who won't lose sleep over criminals getting sick, what scares me the most is how this might relate to college dorms. Students sleep, eat, and go to classes in close proximity. It certainly is not the same as a prison, but there are, at least, some similarities. Can college administrators really take the chance of having a somewhat similar outbreak on campus? I think we still have a lot to learn about this virus, before a decision is made, and having only tested 1% of the US population, at this point, is beyond belief. We have absolutely no idea how many people in the country are actually infected or have survived being infected. It's really hard to believe how incompetent, what I always believed to be the greatest country on earth, has been during this crisis.
04-20-2020 08:23 PM
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RE: 600+ Coronavirus cases at Cummins Prison
(04-20-2020 08:23 PM)mjs Wrote:  In Ohio, officials said that at least 1,828 inmates — almost three-quarters of the population — had tested positive for the coronavirus at the minimum- and medium-security prison in Marion, Ohio.

While there are probably some folks who won't lose sleep over criminals getting sick, what scares me the most is how this might relate to college dorms. Students sleep, eat, and go to classes in close proximity. It certainly is not the same as a prison, but there are, at least, some similarities. Can college administrators really take the chance of having a somewhat similar outbreak on campus? I think we still have a lot to learn about this virus, before a decision is made, and having only tested 1% of the US population, at this point, is beyond belief. We have absolutely no idea how many people in the country are actually infected or have survived being infected. It's really hard to believe how incompetent, what I always believed to be the greatest country on earth, has been during this crisis.

I was cautiously optimistic that sports could possibly resume in the fall, and almost certainly for college basketball season. However, given the evidence that you just pointed out, and that Trump is encouraging the Trump Covidiots to protest to make things open up before we have any idea where we stand, my optimism has faded.

To assume that this pandemic is over and that normal activities can resume is nothing short of lunacy! It’s like playing Russian Roulette and figuring it’s a good idea because there is a five out of six chance that the bullet isn’t in the chamber when you pull the trigger and you won’t blow your brains out. I would love to believe that everything can head back to normal and all the restrictions can be eased. I don’t like being cooped up either. But since all the science says it’s too early, I’m not willing to possibly bet my life on it!
04-20-2020 09:38 PM
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