Wednesday, July 08, 2020



They're here to stay. At least for the foreseeable future. 

Like so many other states, Ohio is getting a rebound effect from opening up. Bet it too soon or too fast has been up for debate. 

But even day 1 of reopening saw bars jam packed, no social distancing and no masks. 

I suppose it's a good thing Ohio doesn't have any beaches of note - or we'd be Florida. 

But let's be clear, this is a rebound, not wave 2. We're not even out of the first wave. And we won't be for a while. 

Ohio has 88 counties. Seven of them, currently, are under mandatory masks at all times. Our county included. 

Honestly, I wear mine a.lot but not all the time.  When we walk Shep we are generally near no one and if we see them coming we get far out of the way. 

But over the holiday, I saw SO many (ok 4) parties with dozen of youths (20 somethings) playing beer pong, in bathing suits (on front lawns and driveways - - ewww) crammed together with not one mask amongst them. 

And this is why it is now mandatory. 

Numbers are up. The hospital in which I work has move Covid cases in the ICUs than we did at our {alleged} peak back in May And the majority of them are in their 20s.  So, that elderly thing no longer applies. 

The thought is we will now all be masked until at least end of year. More likely end of next flu season. 

You see - as this continues (and it will), it will run right into flu season, making the symptoms hard to distinguish between Covid and flu. So, the masks will stay in place. 

I guess I have some more shopping to do. I mean, if I have to wear them, they should be a fashion statement, no? 

Or don't wear them and die. See if I care. 

Song by: Drowning Pool


James Dwight Williamson said...

It’s a way of life for us now, My trips out ,I try to do only one every two weeks 100 per cent are complying with Our counties mandatory mask order. It was issued by a county administrator, no help from the Governor. He deserves the guillotine for his stupidity , arrogance and just plain fucking bad decisions. He is Trumps sycophant all schools will open in August. Desantis/Trump will go down in flames when the first teacher contracts Covid19 ,and must quarantine for 2 weeks (14 days). Mothers here will clear those classrooms faster than a fire drill.Masks rule, and isn’t 2020 Halloween all year long.Heres hoping November 3rd will bring the real New Year in and we can plan to rebuild the most damage ever inflicted on America by a single administration.

College Town Guy said...

I live in Butler County home of Miami of Ohio. The sheriff of the county seat of Hamilton was on CNN today and just made an ass of himself. The state order of wearing masks goes into effect today. The county sheriff and health departments refuse to police violations. What really pissed me off was the fact sheriff, Richard Jones, voiced his personal opinions but was very vague about wearing a mask at all. Our county is like yours one of the 7 hotspot counties in the state. Keep safe and be careful! College Town Guy aka Woody in Ohio

Ur-spo said...

I wear a mask so I won't be mistaken for a Trump supporter