The Emporia Gazette

Lyon County saw an almost equal rise in recoveries and new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, according to the latest data from Lyon County Public Health.

Ten new recoveries and eight new positives were reported, bringing the county’s overall case total to 473 Monday afternoon. Recoveries now total 419, with 47 active cases still ongoing.

Six local patients remain hospitalized — a number that has remained constant since May 29. There have been six deaths in the county related to the novel coronavirus.

Statewide, there have been 11,419 cases across 91 counties. In all, 245 deaths have been reported as of 9 a.m. Monday.

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Out Of Here Prev: SnowGypsy

Ron Paul has an excellent article on today which I encourage all of those without blinders read and subscribe to the newsletter. Keep in mind that many physicians and epidemiologists have opinions that differ from those in the MSM. Also, if anyone has an answer, why were protesters for George Floyd immune to the virus, and the protesters against the infringement on our freedoms not immune under similar conditions? Also, anyone looking for information by searching, I suggest rather than google as google is very agenda oriented. Also, another question is why do the areas dominated by Liberals have so many more cases than those dominated by Conservatives? The smarter the animal, the harder to herd them into a pen. A brain is a terrible thing to waste.


You're suggesting that the virus is somehow infecting people depending on their political affiliation?


The more population dense (no pun intended) the more liberal the people seem to be. I can not think of one megalopolis that is conservative. If you know of one please let me know. Also former congressman Dr. Ron Paul is a libertarian. a very small political party compared to the GOP and the Democrats.



You claim an N95 mask filters down to 3 microns. I say its 0.3 microns. The answer is 0.3 microns. Case closed.

You claim is that Covid is 0.12 microns, and I agree except that naked virus particles don't exist on their own, they are always attached to something else, such as a droplet or aerosol, which are all larger than 1.0 microns and consistently caught by N95 masks. The N95 mask also uses electrostatic absorption, meaning particles are drawn to the fiber and trapped, instead of just passing through, even particles smaller than its 0.3 micron rating.


I agree to disagree


I was curious so I searched the website of the manufacturer (3M) of the N95 masks and found the following:

"Each particulate respirator is also given a filter efficiency rating of 95, 99, or 100 when tested against particles that are the most difficult size to filter – approximately 0.3 microns in size mass median aerodynamic diameter (MMAD). NIOSH class 95 particulate respirator filters are certified to be at least 95% efficient; class 100 particulate respirator filters are certified to be at least 99.97% efficient. "

"N95 respirators help reduce the wearer’s inhalation exposure to certain airborne particulates. These respirator filters have been tested and certified by NIOSH to be at least 95% efficient when tested against very “small” particles that are the most difficult size to filter (approximately 0.3 microns)."

Masks work we should all be wearing them while out in public.




Today marks the highest number of active cases to date in the US... with nearly 2.2 million cases and quickly approaching 120,000 deaths. Reopening seems to have been a mistake, but it's what "conservative" Republicans with "values" around the country demanded, so here we are. Parents might as well start making preparations for homeschooling again next year. You can thank all the people running around without masks and people who have downplayed this pandemic the last 4 months.


I am totally in agreement with you. Moving forward, why would our City leaders at any level think it’s okay to go ahead with the fair this year? We need to slow down and do what we know works. Social distancing. We need to get this right the first time.


Covid virus is .12 microns in diameter. An N95 mask filters to 3 microns.


This is why you don't get your facts from armchair facebook doctors...(or SnowGypsy!) An N95 mask filters down to 0.3 microns, not 3.0 microns, and while the virus ranges from 0.6-0.12 microns, the virus travels in respiratory droplets. We don't breathe out pure 0.12 micron viruses... the virus is always bonded to something larger, which is how cloth and surgical masks help prevent spread.. N95 masks can also help protect down to 0.1 microns, with 95% efficiency, which is where it gets its name. If people would just listen to the experts instead of trying to prove them wrong with terrible arguments like this one, we'd be in a lot better shape.


NIOSH air filtration rating classifications HE (high-efficiency) filters are used only with powered air-purifying respirators. These are 99.97% efficient against 0.3 micron particles and are oil-proof, the same as a P100 filter The size of covid 19 is about 125 nm(0.125 microns).They are enveloped viruses with RNA genome.The genome size varies from 24 to 34 kilobases, the largest among known RNA viruses. An N95 mask does not go that small.


Out Of Here Prev: SnowGypsy

Where on earth do you get your information from? Masks: and you can find this same information at many other sites, and this didn't even go into the health risks for some people with underlying conditions: Also, deaths are supposedly "related", and if someone was killed in an auto accident, they test them for COVID 19 with a test that is 30% accurate, and the cause of death if positive or if they think the person might have had it, even if false positive, would be COVID 19. They opened the splash pad, it looks like the county fair may well be a "go", and for the most part, everyone has returned to "normal" activities at this point. I noticed that when COVID 19 "started", that seasonal flu tests fell basically overnight as did deaths for other reasons. It doesn't matter which news outlet covers it when they have people like Fraud Fauci and the Sweater Lady yammering on about it. "The cat is out of the bag on this." If things continue as they are here, I would see school starting and continuing through the year. Do some research as it appears that you are very fearful by not researching the facts, and they are out there.

The below is from this article:

"The CDC guidance says that officials should report deaths in which the patient tested positive for COVID-19 — or, if a test isn’t available, “if the circumstances are compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty.” It further indicates that if a “definite diagnosis of COVID–19 cannot be made, but it is suspected or likely (e.g., the circumstances are compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty), it is acceptable to report COVID-19 on a death certificate as ‘probable’ or ‘presumed.'”

And, if a COVID 19 case gets a little more $$$$$$................... Like I said deaths dropped from other causes and seasonal flu ended almost overnight.


Snowgypsy asks "Where on earth do you get your information from?"

I get mine from experts. I see you get yours from YouTube. Masks help prevent spread, period. Tony Robbins makes infomercials, podcasts, self-motivation videos, and youtube videos, he's not an expert on viruses. You always claim you get your info from medical sources, but you're here with a Tony Robbins podcast and (Fox) [ohmy]

As to the CoVid death numbers, I go by the numbers released and widely agreed on. I'm not finding any websites that have different death numbers than what I've said. If it's reported there were 200 CoVid deaths today, I wouldn't speculate they all had underlying conditions or got into auto accidents... or the doctor wanted extra $$$ so claimed covid. I guess if you have a source with different death numbers, we'd love to see it. I'm sure there are cases where fraud has happened, but that's not the norm you're making it sound like.

And I see you're still spreading your misinformation about covid tests being 30% accurate... if you used both of your brain cells you'd realize there's no way a test that is wrong 70% of the time would be used for anything. Thankfully you're the only one who's trying to say such silly things. 30%! SMH! [beam]

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