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What is the truth behind the U.S. Coronavirus numbers and what do they mean?
That depends on how those numbers are collected and compiled, but the public isn’t given the collection details needed to accurately understand what the numbers mean.
For example:
As of May 15, the pubic was told that, for the United States, there were 1,473,415 cases, 260,146 had recovered and 88,237 were fatalities. If one takes those numbers as accurate, and because there are really only two outcomes for one who gets the Coronavirus, one being recovery and the other being death, then there are 1,125,032 cases that were not yet resolved. Of the 348,383 resolved (both deaths and recovered), (88,237 mortal, and 348,383 resolved), that means that 25% have died (which appears to be a truly frightening number).

Using the number of deaths against just the number of cases, then the numbers change to (88,237 mortal, and 1,473,415 resolved) = .06,  or 6%, and even that is still extremely high.  Using the population of the U.S. it becomes (88,237 versus 330,150,668) = .0004 OR .04%  of the U.S. population has died from the Coronavirus.

So, what is the real seriousness of the Coronavirus? Who really knows?

The real truth is the more people there are, in a single stay in place or shelter, then the greater the chances that someone in that place or shelter will be getting or have the virus, and the greater will be the chances of it spreading to the others in that shelter or place. So, the worst places to be are in places with high concentrations of people, such as nursing homes, hospitals, prisons, homeless shelters, etc. Those are the areas being tested and reported more and more these days. Statistically, testing also distorts and exaggerates the numbers being reported, making the numbers look many times worse than the situation actually may be. The way that numbers are being used by the political, the medical, and mass media institutions is, at the very least, misleading if not downright criminal.


Geneva Lake Beaches.
The beach is groomed and ready, the staff is ready, kiosks are ready, VIPLY beach App is ready, but is the city ready to open the gates? With the virus and large gatherings frowned on, opening anything can create a lot of controversy. With the state opening one short week ago, many are concerned about safety. The mayor and city officials are not taking these concerns lightly and are coming up with a plan before the beach entrance gates are removed. Lake Geneva’s Harbor Master, Linda Frame, is taking all the concerns into consideration before making a final decision. Linda previously worked as a nurse and has dealt with many medical issues, but never anything quite like the Covid-19. She has stated her biggest concern is for the safety of the staff and the patrons at the beach.

Memorial Day weekend is only days away and the city wants to create as normal of a summer season as possible for all. Williams Bay Beach on Geneva Lake is the first to announce how it will proceed with the opening. The plan is to open for the Memorial Day weekend to residents, which will be determined with a beach pass or a document showing residency. This should keep the occupancy of the beach to twenty-five percent, which is the goal. The Village of Williams Bay has outsourced the bathroom cleaning and maintenance as continual cleaning and disinfecting are a priority. Geneva Lake has other beaches that are still undecided on the best way to proceed with the opening.


Cute Nails was the first nail salon in the area to open.
The owner of Cute Nails spoke with the city and county before opening the doors at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 14th to make sure he followed all laws, rules, and regulations. The employees wear face masks, gloves and have plastic shields in place at every manicure station. Everything is sanitized after each customer and kept very clean. Hand sanitizer is also at every station for the employees and customers to use. Within an hour of Cute Nails opening, word had spread, and the wait was up to three hours so they had to go to appointments only. People drove up from as far as Chicago to get manicures and pedicures while they still wait for Illinois to open up. The employees handled the crowds very well, yet stayed focused on the customers in front of them, in order to make sure they got the full experience they deserved and had been waiting so long for. The atmosphere in the salon was relaxed and joyous. The employees were excited to be back to work and the customers were excited to be out of the house and relaxing with friends they haven’t seen for some time. It was a busy day for Cute Nails and it is very likely that many more busy days will follow.


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