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COVID numbers don't add up to rules


December 30, 2020


Regarding Kelly Kenoyer’s opinion piece, published in the Dec. 16 edition: We understand the strain that everyone is under due to the current situation, but we personally are having a hard time understanding why we are here.

As we write this, the COVID-19 has claimed 1,304 Oregon lives out of 4.28 million residents. That does not equate to one in 1,000 dying, no matter what calculator you use.

As of Dec. 18, they have tested 2,392,813 with 140,155 positive cases reported in Oregon, out of which 1,304 are defined as “presumed” deaths due to COVID-19. In that 1,304 deaths, som...

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