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Mon Aug 10, 2020, 11:05 AM

How bad is COVID-19 in Arkansas? Bad. And teachers are worried.

BY Max Brantley ON August 9, 202010:19 am

Speaking of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

The newspaper’s Kat Stromquist dove today into the numbers on the positive rate in Arkansas for COVID-19 testing. It’s a subject on which we’ve previously said Governor Hutchinson has been misleading and understating the dangers in mandating resumption of in-classroom school everywhere in Arkansas.

The CDC has said a positivity rate above 5 percent is a problem sign and might be a marker against reopening.

62 of 75 Arkansas counties exceed that rate, some dramatically. Half the counties are above 10 percent. The state’s cumulative positive rate is pushing 9 percent and it was over 11 percent in the most recent week. But Hutchinson so far has stuck fast to saying ALL schools, should open five days a week, with no exceptions for special local circumstances. He refuses to allow districts to go all-virtual, though he has no problem with virtual charter schools. Kids butts will be in school desks (or on the football field), he has decreed.

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https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2020/08/09/how-bad-is-covid-19-in-arkansas-bad-and-teachers-are-worried

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2020, 11:10 AM

1. K&R!

Why are they even trying to open schools in person? Because dump said so? Irrational and deadly!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 10, 2020, 11:21 AM

2. Our governor always follows the party's line.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2020, 11:32 AM

3. Maybe it's just me, but it seemed to me that Asa's whole attitude changed after he was called to DC

for that meeting earlier this year. When he started his daily Covid briefings, I felt that we were getting good info and that he was truly committed to doing what was best for the state. After that meeting and the announcement of new highway funding, he has fallen in line with Trump on re-opening businesses and schools. I feel like we were sold out.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 10, 2020, 11:51 AM

4. What with the patriot act and the ability of the government to read emails and transcribe phone

calls, I don't believe there is a person in the US that can't be blackmailed. Much like the old USSR.

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