The city of Chiraq has a population of almost 2.7 million. And because
the Wuhan virus has been so deadly there it is an election year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has kept the city – and its businesses – under severe lockdowns.
The Wuhan virus dashboard from the City of Chicago’s Health Department (9/22/20):
First thing I noticed about the dashboard is they make it very hard to locate active positive cases. The front page (above) lists cumulative (3/1 through 9/22/20) tests and cases (77,675). In order to find current active cases, you have to click on Latest Data, Daily Status Report. Here data is broken down by age, gender and ethnicity.
Yet that “report” AGAIN shows total cumulative cases (77,657). Total deaths: 2,935.
I finally found a table, “Daily Chicago COVID-19 Cases, Deaths, and Hospitalizations.”
That table shows less than 600 active cases per day since 5/28/20. For four months .023 percent of Chiraq’s population has had active cases of Wuhan virus. Not serious numbers by any means, especially to warrant business restrictions.
So why is the mayor still hindering businesses?
MyFoxChicago reports that the 25-percent indoor capacity limit currently imposed by the city is ruining the restaurant industry in Chicago.
Restaurant owners are imploring the city to expand indoor eating capacity yet the city insists the coronavirus numbers are “just not right yet.”
Read that whole story here.
I’m guessing the numbers probably won’t be “just right” until November 4, 2020.
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