Sept. 27, 2020: “200,000 souls are asking their fellow Americans why” (part 1)

Original Opinion piece by USA Today This posting will be the first of two I’ll be writing related to this USA Today opinion piece printed in the Gazette. As you might suspect, it will be covering questions the “200,000 souls” might be asking that weren’t covered. “Why were Covid-19 positive patients sent to our nursingContinue reading “Sept. 27, 2020: “200,000 souls are asking their fellow Americans why” (part 1)”

Sept. 25, 2020: Opinion Page on Covid-19 Virus

By The Columbus Dispatch, Dick Polman & Political Cartoon Today’s issue of the Chillicothe Gazette has an Opinion page full of Covid-19 items. At the top of the page there is a “Guest Editorial” by The Columbus Dispatch. It compliments The Ohio State University’s decision to eliminate next spring break. (Seeing it is only theContinue reading “Sept. 25, 2020: Opinion Page on Covid-19 Virus”

Sept. 23, 2020: “Trump: Virus ‘affects virtually nobody'”

By Darrel Rowland of the Lancaster Eagle – Gazette With a bold headline like the above, what would you expect the beginning of the article to be about? If you said the Covid-19 Virus you would be wrong. In fact you have to go to the fourth paragraph of page 3A to find the quoteContinue reading “Sept. 23, 2020: “Trump: Virus ‘affects virtually nobody’””

Opinion: Fox News Corona virus timeline “controversy”?

“I heard them say that the President was talking about a release sometime soon and the CDC Director taking about a release in the second or third quarter of 2021. Sounds like controversy worth spending hours talking about, or does it?”

Sept. 16, 2020: “Trump knew danger. End of Story.”

“And finally, how many deaths might be attributed to Dick Polman if readers fail to get vaccinated for the Covid-19 virus once it becomes available because they read his column suggesting it would be foolish to do so?”

Sept. 12, 2020: “Who wants to inject Trump vaccine?”

“…why is Dick attempting to convince readers of his column they would be fools to be vaccinated? Considering how serious the Covid-19 virus is and dishonest and reckless Dick’s column is, why did the Gazette chose to print it? “

Opinion: “Are we overacting to the Covid-19 virus ‘crisis’?”

“But what is the risk of death from Covid-19 for most Ohioans? The article on nursing home deaths stated that 64% of Ohio’s Covid-19 (4,354) deaths were related to nursing homes. That means there have been approximately 2,786 Covid-19 related deaths in Ohio. That leaves 1,568 deaths from non-nursing homes environments equating to approximately to 1% of Ohio’s normal annual death count.”

Sept. 11, 2020: “Ohio’s nursing home deaths are clustered”

“A search on the internet resulted in a source that estimated Ohio’s 2019 population at 11.69 million people. If Ohio’s overall death rate is 1% that would be 116,900 deaths a year. If it is 1.5% it would be approximately 175,000. So Covid-19 deaths so far only equals 1% of Ohio’s normal annual deaths.”