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Old 07-25-2020, 12:56 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Bernalillo County has now shot past McKinley County to top the state in total cases. This is particularly scary ...
McKinley County has about one tenth the population of Bernalillo County. You should expect Bernalillo to have a higher case count than McKinley if you use common sense. What is "scary" is that the case rate in McKinley is sky high.

According to the Albuquerque Journal's coronavirus page, in the chart of reported Covid-19 cases by county, Bernalillo County currently ranks 11th in cases per capita in the state. The ten counties with the highest per capita rates are as follows:

1. McKinley
2. San Juan (less than half the rate of McKinley)
3. Hidalgo
4. Cibola
5. Doña Ana
6. Sandoval
7. Lea
8. Luna
9. Curry
10. Rio Arriba

You'll correct me if I'm wrong, but none of those counties have been hotbeds of "liberal protesters" you're so hot under the collar about. Bernalillo County's rate of 623 cases per 100,000 is below the statewide average of 881 cases per 100,000.

And here's my gratuitous "partisan crackpot" addition to this post-- I admit to being a Democrat:

Republicans Less Likely to See Virus as Threat

July 25, 2020 at 7:54 am EDT By Taegan Goddard

Pew Research: “Republicans and Democrats remain far apart in their views of the public health threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak. More than eight-in-ten Democrats (85%) say the outbreak is a major threat to the health of the U.S. population, compared with 46% of Republicans.”
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:11 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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In Santa Fe this past week, clearly lots of tourists around not observing the 14-day self-quarantine order. People at restaurants waiting for a patio table while crowding in indoor and outdoor waiting areas, not observing social distancing. What's the point of issuing orders that won't be enforced? Signs all over the Plaza saying masks are required, and a police camera, but still some people aren't wearing them. Also people smoking in public obviously not wearing a mask-- what are the rules on smoking and masks?
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:43 PM
 
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You cut out the rest of my post where it was clear that I said Bernalillo County may be becoming a hotspot, which is frightening. I never said that we already are or that we worse than McKinley County in percentage terms. If Bernalillo County continues to trend upward this way and become a hotspot then it will eventually eclipse McKinley County in per capita terms, and the numbers of cases in New Mexico will skyrocket overall. It would be akin to seeing El Paso and Tucson numbers added to the state's totals.

Republicans can believe that the virus isn't a threat but that isn't an excuse for Democrats to allow huge rallies to take place. In fact, people who do believe this virus is a threat and take it for what it is should be ashamed and outraged that any large gatherings are being given a pass in this state. Freedom to protest does not override the freedom to live for the most vulnerable among us.

It's absurd that family gatherings are being demonized while lame ass protestors get a free pass. These are communists, anarchists and worse who continue holding these protests. Red Nation believes this is stolen land. They organized Friday's protest in Albuquerque. I'm not going to have my family members or myself put at risk by these crackpots and traitors to this country. I sure as hell am mad that our governor will demonize people who wanted to go to church, have graduations, or gather with their families but won't do a damn thing about these creeps and crazies still out here protesting weeks after the fact for their socialist ideals and revolutionary goals.

These protests need to end now and everybody needs to follow the damn rules!

Look further into what these groups believe in. These continual protests have never been about George Floyd.

Red Nation believes this is stolen land and that American Indians our the landlords of this land. Are any of you prepared to get the hell off 'their land' and give them their "landback" ??

https://www.instagram.com/therednationmovement/

Southwestness, anti-American and anti-capitalist. Enjoy reading their manifesto and posts on Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/southwestness/

John Brown Breakfast Club, anti-Downtown business group, who revel in what happened to Downtown Albuquerque. It furthers their agenda of Downtown Albuquerque being for homeless people and nobody else.

https://m.facebook.com/jbbreakfastclub/

These people are no different than the gun crazies who try to take national emergencies like this to play out their revolution fantasies. Thank God that the majority of people in this country are sane and these lunatics will get nowhere with their fantasies. Their dangerous and reckless behavior needs to be stopped!
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:09 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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The Governor is not "demonizing" anyone by having the same restrictions as lots of other states. Even the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Nevada church's challenge to that state's Covid rules.

For Bernalillo County to catch up to McKinley County's Covid-19 case rate, we'd have to multiply our current case count by eight. We'd have to add about 33,000 new cases to our current 4800 total cases. If we added 200 new cases per day (so far our highest single day count was 126 and has come down since then) it would take 165 days to catch up to where McKinley County is now, if they added no more cases. I don't see that happening, do you? Unless we rescinded all restrictions.

Social media has helped spawn all kinds of fringe groups around the world. We have our share of quirky ones too, no surprise. Albuquerque isn't exactly Portland or Seattle as far as protests go. It could be MUCH worse. Be glad you're here.

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Old 08-02-2020, 10:16 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Some good news, hospitalizations in New Mexico are down again to 127, after a rise in July (which may have been due to overflow patients from AZ and TX), but well below the high of 223 in May. Hospitalizations are down significantly in Arizona as well. Looks like Arizona is benefitting from their second round of closures, and cities and businesses requiring masks. Requiring masks of the hordes of Walmart shoppers alone probably makes a big difference.
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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Testing is important - glad our state seems to be on top of it. Governor is thinking ahead and being proactive, which can make all the difference, especially if you look at how other states are handling it.
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Old 08-04-2020, 12:05 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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McKinley County has about one tenth the population of Bernalillo County. You should expect Bernalillo to have a higher case count than McKinley if you use common sense. What is "scary" is that the case rate in McKinley is sky high.

According to the Albuquerque Journal's coronavirus page, in the chart of reported Covid-19 cases by county, Bernalillo County currently ranks 11th in cases per capita in the state. The ten counties with the highest per capita rates are as follows:

1. McKinley
2. San Juan (less than half the rate of McKinley)
3. Hidalgo
4. Cibola
5. Doña Ana
6. Sandoval
7. Lea
8. Luna
9. Curry
10. Rio Arriba

You'll correct me if I'm wrong, but none of those counties have been hotbeds of "liberal protesters" you're so hot under the collar about. Bernalillo County's rate of 623 cases per 100,000 is below the statewide average of 881 cases per 100,000.

And here's my gratuitous "partisan crackpot" addition to this post-- I admit to being a Democrat:

Republicans Less Likely to See Virus as Threat

July 25, 2020 at 7:54 am EDT By Taegan Goddard

Pew Research: “Republicans and Democrats remain far apart in their views of the public health threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak. More than eight-in-ten Democrats (85%) say the outbreak is a major threat to the health of the U.S. population, compared with 46% of Republicans.”
I'm told that one reason McKinley Co. has a much higher rate, is that there are a number of assisted living and other elder housing complexes in Gallup.
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Old 08-04-2020, 12:07 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Testing is important - glad our state seems to be on top of it. Governor is thinking ahead and being proactive, which can make all the difference, especially if you look at how other states are handling it.
It makes a big difference, I think, that the gov has a health care background. It means she knows what buttons to push, she's adept at analyzing the stats & other info, etc. We're fortunate to have her as Governor at this time. It's really quite a fortuitous occurrence, that the Governor of NM during a major pandemic is a health care specialist.
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Old 08-04-2020, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Agree, Ruth4Truth. She's doing a great job during this pandemic.
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Old 08-06-2020, 11:49 AM
 
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I don't get why New Mexico has basically the strictest travel restriction laws outside of NY and NJ.

You have to quarantine for the duration of your hotel stay or for fourteen days, whichever is shorter? Gee whiz, Georgia has five times as many people as NM and the world's busiest airport and they're not cracking down like that! Nor are Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, North Carolina, or even Colorado! All of which have several times as many people as NM and bigger cities! Just the Kingdom of Saudi New Mexico, the island of draconian covid restrictions!
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