Sunday, May 24, 2020
NC Has Its Highest Ever One-Day Increase in COVID-19 Infections, But North Carolinians Gamble on Magic Thinking
1,107 new cases yesterday. Testing also shot up to 26,385 new screenings. Yes, they're related numbers. But one doesn't excuse the other.
And what are North Carolinians doing? They're gambling, wildly and without qualm. John Robinson describes some of the action: "4,000 people go to the racetrack – one in 10 wearing masks — with social distancing non-existent. It’s as if people have decided that being tired of the virus is enough to defeat it. 'I’ve done the recommendations for the last two months or so, and this is the first time I’ve kind of been out amongst folks. … I don’t know if this is the smartest thing. I don’t. But it’s outdoors, and I’m just not keen on closed-in spaces right now.' The Winston-Salem Journal has a dozen photos that will really depress the people who believe that the virus exists."
Buncombe County is now requiring face coverings for all visitors to any indoor facility. Who will sue to overturn that? Will Nathan Miller represent them?