Our Governors inclusion of San Bernardino County in his re-shut down is truly absurd. As of today (7/5) the County Department of Public Health web site shows 13,676 cases of COVID 19, with a “projected” recovery rate of 7,800. Using their numbers, in a County of 2.18 million residents, there are 5,876 current cases of the virus and 269 deaths. This means that only .00265% of the residents have been infected.

It also means that of the 13,676 of those that contracted COVID, the death rate is less than .02%. These numbers show that if you are one of the approx. 2.2 million residents in our County, you have a .00012% chance of dying from Covid 19. I am not going to argue the mask vs. no mask debate. My point is simple and should not require further explanation. It is clear that the shut down (at least here, in our county) is ridiculous and can only be attributed to politics - not the facts.

Denise Work

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Tom Cowan

.627% of San Bernardino Residents have been infected using the numbers you presented. Don't know what type of math you are using.

Tom Cowan

P.S. The mortality rate in the US according to the CDC is 4.25%. The number of people who suffer significant permanent damage after infection adds another concern on top of death. Asthma, Brain Damage, Lung Damage, and other Organ Damage are some of the severe outcomes of contracting COVID-19

Tom Cowan

With an incredibly virulent virus spreading easily within our population and a high mortality rate among those who become ill it is unlikely that a shutdown is needed. Wow! Do you really think people will continue like life is normal while this threat to their survival exists? The governments of most European countries implemented a more effective and complete shutdown of their countries and they are resuming more normal lives. In the United States we continue to send mixed messages and die in droves. We can't travel to Europe because they don't want people transmitting a deadly virus in their country.

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