Wisconsin and Bayfield County COVID19.
Here is the latest from Wisconsin, and Bayfield County.
750,562 is 12.940724137931% of 5,800,000.(population of the state of Wisconsin. Testing here in Wisconsin began on March 8, 2020. For the past 137 days, the state has managed to test 12% of its residents. I thought that testing was the way to flatten the curve or slow the spread or whatever the current phraseology is? It is nice to see the numbers of negative tests reported.
44,135 is 0.76094827586207% of 5,800,000. Seven percent of those tested have turned up positive. While a disturbing number, it would certainly not seem to warrant the fear and draconian measures instituted or being proposed by local, county, and the state of Wisconsin governments.
4,194 is 0.072310344827586% of 5,800,000. The number of those hospitalized is even less and not taxing the state’s hospital system.
859 is 0.014810344827586% of 5800000. While any deaths related to health-related issues are tragic, the numbers here belie the pandemic porn being pushed by the progressive and statist media across the state and our country.
33,902 is 76.814319700918% of 44,135. Bravo to the reporting of recovered cases.
Locally, here are numbers.
13 is 0.086424677569472% of 15042 (population of Bayfield County). Again a small percentage of the county population that belies the pandemic porn being pushed by the progressive and statist media across the state and our country. Also, it doesn’t warrant the instituting or sanction of draconian measures being proposed by local, county, and the state of Wisconsin governments.
1524 is 10.13163143199% of 15042. Total negative test numbers appear to be good. However, we’re not told the overall number of tests that have been done here in the county. Transparency of information would be helpful.
Currently, monitoring 142 individuals? Here is where the information gets a bit confusing and murky.
Currently, monitoring includes people who have pending test results, close contact of confirmed cases, symptomatic persons without test results but are suspect of COVID19.
Monitoring consists of what actions by the county health department? What is the time frame, or turn around time from the time that individuals are tested until such time as they receive their results?
Close contact of confirmed cases? Does this indicate that there is contact tracing being done here in the county? How is this being implemented? Are body-worn devices (“wearables”) to assist in fighting the virus. Being used? Is the monitoring voluntary by the person who was tested? Is it being used as a surveillance tool to ensure that the individual being monitored, is complying with county health authorities directives? These monitoring technologies pose significant civil rights and privacy issues and risks.
Symptomatic persons without test results but are suspect of COVID19. So are these persons who have been tested? These persons are dubious, or questionable as to their COVID19 status? The suspect nature of these individuals is based on what medical or scientific protocols?
While it is great that the county and state are reporting these statistics, there appear to be more questions than firm answers on which to make an informed decision.