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    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt Tests Positive for Wuhan Coronavirus

    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt Tests Positive for Wuhan Coronavirus

    Didn’t take press long to connect the infection to Trump’s Tulsa rally, while ignoring the state’s flat, flat curve and the “surge” in recoveries!
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    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced he received positive test results for COVID-19.

    “I personally get tested periodically throughout this whole thing,” Stitt said. “I got tested yesterday for COVID-19 and the results came back positive.” The governor was first tested for COVID-19 on June 18 ahead of an event at the White House.

    Stitt said he is feeling fine, despite minor aches. He has not developed a fever. He plans to work from home and self-isolate from his family and others until the state’s top health official recommends otherwise.

    First Lady Sarah Stitt and the Stitts’ six children tested negative for the virus, the governor said.

    It didn’t take long for the press to tie Stitt’s infection to President Donald Trump’s recent Tulsa rally:

    Stitt attended Trump’s controversial campaign rally in Tulsa on June 20. Health officials there said the rally “more than likely” contributed to a surge in coronavirus cases.

    “The past two days we’ve had almost 500 cases, and we know we had several large events a little over two weeks ago, which is about right,” Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Bruce Dart said on July 9. “So I guess we just connect the dots.”

    At least eight Trump campaign staffers who attended the rally in Tulsa later tested positive for the coronavirus, according to CNN.

    The coverage also connected the infection to Oklahoma’s robust reopening plan and reliance on personal choice:

    …Stitt said he would be working from home until it was safe to ‘get back to normal’.

    However he still refuses to issue a mandate that requires wearing a mask in public and just asks that people follow a business’ orders if they require face protection.

    ‘We respect people’s rights … to not wear a mask,’ Stitt said during Wednesday’s news conference, which was held virtually. ‘You just open up a big can of worms.’

    He said it would be difficult because someone’s mask may slip down below their nose or they may not be able to wear an N95 mask.

    ‘A lot of businesses are requiring it, and that’s fine. I’m just hesitant to mandate something that I think is problematic to enforce,’ he said about face coverings.

    ‘I know that some businesses are mandating masks and that’s great. But you can’t pick and choose what freedoms you’re going to give people.

    ‘So if the businesses want to do it, if some local municipalities want to do it, that’s fine. But again, we also respect people’s rights to stay home if they want, to run their businesses, or to not wear a mask.

    Right on cue, the Tulsa rally was followed with reports on case numbers showing the case totals…which, of course, can only go up.

    With 1,075 new cases reported Wednesday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health says there have now been a total of 22,813 coronavirus cases confirmed in Oklahoma since the pandemic began.

    This is a new single-day high for the state. The previous record was set with 993 new cases, reported by the state on July 14.

    There were four new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Creek, Kay, Oklahoma, and Tulsa counties, bringing the state’s death toll to 432.

    What most reports fail to leave out are facts such as the age of the four who succumbed to the infection, who were at the high-risk age of over 65.

    The coverage also leaves out how truly flat Oklahoma’s curve really is, or the “surge” in the number of recoveries.

    I wish Gov. Stitt and his state a speedy and robust recovery.


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    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | July 16, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Water is wet
    and MSM is Satanic…..

    Any thing new under the sun?

    The symptoms, the virus, its footprint, or the disease? Flattening the infection rate only delayed its progress.

    that requires wearing a mask in public

    If symptomatic there is one protocol to follow. If asymptomatic or undiagnosed there is another. Also, context (e.g. location, conditions, persistence) matters. Wash your hands, avoid touching transmission (e.g. mouth, nose, eyes, open wounds) interfaces, and limit your exposure to black holes (get in, get out, and wash your hands with soap).

      n.n in reply to n.n. | July 16, 2020 at 1:36 pm

      Stay healthy, control stressors which weaken your body, and evaluate prophylactics to mitigate disease progression.

      Mac45 in reply to n.n. | July 16, 2020 at 2:59 pm

      So, how many asymptomatic cases are there? In order to answer that question, a serum test has to be performed and that test has to produce evidence of COVID genetic material or fresh anti-bodies in the blood stream. How many such tests have been performed and how many produced positive results? The most common test being used is the nasalpharyngial swab test, with the throat swab running second. Both of these tests only show exposure, not necessarily infection. But, all positive results of these tests are being classified as COVID infections, And, to explain lack of symptoms in a huge number of these people, a blanket claim of asymptomatic infection is being made. Something which does not happen in any other infection disease.

      It is all made-up to produce a political and social result. It has nothing to do with public health.

    RedEchos | July 16, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    He said he is tested periodically

    I would presume he’s been tested multiple times since a rally held 4 weeks ago

    NavyMustang | July 16, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    It would be interesting to find out how many people test positive in a regular old flu season.

    buckeyeminuteman | July 16, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    One Trump rally is Apocalypse Right Now. Thousands of nut-to-butt screaming violent anarchists tearing down statues and lighting things on fire for weeks on end obviously causes no increase in Wuhan Coronavirus cases.

      dambuster in reply to buckeyeminuteman. | July 17, 2020 at 11:05 am

      I do not believe the rioters and other protestors are getting tested….so asystomatic case, like the Gov. will not show. Many of us who are not “sick” may show positive test without ever “getting” the flu/illness! One person I know tested positive, but insisted on another test from a different health center…and second time a couple of days later…came back negative!

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