Les Deplorables

Kindness, grace and understanding are wonderful character traits for everyone....but they do nothing at all, in fact are a red herring, pertaining to the issue of getting our kids back in school.

There isn't there a chart tracking age demographics deaths on the county dashboard. Why is that? Deaths are of ultimate importance. Since this is all about the impact COVID is having on schools, the public should be informed as to how many school age kids are dying. How many school age ki…

Over a period of 9+ months now, not one person age 6-19 in Minnesota has died of COVID, not one. So...we're taking perfectly health kids out of schools and locking 'em down at home. Why tie the decision to close schools to the number of cases across the county? Absolutely zero correlation…

Les Deplorables commented on County’s COVID cases jump

Still no comment as to why Itasca county remains one of the top 4 counties in the state for deaths per case ratio, more than double the state wide average. 4% of the people in Itasca county die if they contract the virus while the state wide average is less than 2%. We've been asking for …

"We need to make data-driven choices" OK...

Then why are we taking perfectly health kids out of school based on the following CDC data??

The U.S. Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its estimated Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) parameters to inc…

Les Deplorables commented on ISD 318 moves to hybrid for M.S. and H.S.

Why are we taking perfectly health kids out of school based on the following CDC data??

The U.S. Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its estimated Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) parameters to include age-specific data showing the vast majority of peo…

Have a "Get Tested" day, dramatically ramp up testing, and guess what, cases surge. Then on top of it, act surprised! What a meaningless metric by which to run the world...especially our schools. After 9 months the coronas have yet to kill a school age kid...yet what do we do? Isolate tho…

The MSHSL obviously understands something has changed, positively, concerning COVID. Could it be that no one aged 6-19 in the whole state has died from COVID's....a fact that has never been mentioned by the Itasca County Health Dept? Based on the headline of the last 5 weekly COVID update…

So the Minnesota State High School League met today. They reconsidered not allowing fall volleyball and football and have approved both of these sports WILL be played...this fall. Yet, they're allowing only 250 spectators at the games. If masks are working so well, who made the decision t…

So...

1) If I get tested as soon as the testing site opens on Wednesday, Sept 23 at 10:00am, and my test is negative, for how long does that mean I'm COVID free? Should I get tested again that afternoon? If not, how long does the Itasca County Health Dept. recommend I wait to get te…