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BigRed commented on Staying afloat

netloafer, I'm more concerned for our youth as they are the ones who are paying and will continue to pay the price for this virus. Even though they are largely unaffected by the virus, they must give up going to school and other extracurricular activities. Those who are out of school are …

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BigRed commented on Staying afloat

I also questioned the "science" and "estimates" in the beginning. They were not based on what we were seeing in other countries, but I'm sure they were based on what the medical community knew about how the virus spreads and the ease in which it spreads. I have decided to sit back and wai…

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That is good, up to date information provided by Lyon County and the Gazette. You should all be thankful you get such granularity in your reporting.

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If you go back and look, in the beginning WHO stated the mortality rate was 3.4%. Over and over 3.4% was what the public was being told. Since that time I have seen estimates of .8% to 1% from other sources. I have not seen .4% but I don't have the time to stay caught-up as I am still wor…

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Aim, I'm curious. How do you figure the death rate is higher than anticipated? Everything I've seen shows it is actually lower than anticipated. Just curious.

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Aim High and bubarruba, I know the medical community has come up with these extremely high contamination rates. What I was saying is, we haven't seen anything near that high. Even in China and Italy the contamination rate is WAY under 1% of their respective populations. I never suggested …

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BigRed commented on A strange week in Topeka

Absolutely agree. To withhold your support unless you get "pork", in a Bill for a state emergency is as bad as profiteering from the catastrophe and should be prosecuted as such.

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bubarubu - My mistake, you are correct there are 1.3M auto related deaths per year in the world. It was not a made-up statistic. Yes, 100 traffic deaths in the US per day, every day, every year. This is the US not Italy. If you want to base your assumptions on Italy, they have their count…

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Zach, not a bad article but here are a couple other considerations. In the United States we have over 3000 auto related fatalities a day, with another 20-50 times that number injured or disabled. Of course we restrict speed and engineer our autos and roadways to be safer, yet we all accep…

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I was born and raised in the county and received my business degree from ESU. After watching businesses fail in Emporia and putting what I learned into practice, I couldn't get out of Emporia fast enough. I've been gone now 20+ years and I hate seeing news releases like this. Good luck Em…