Virus note: October 28, 2020

MERCED (BLJ) – There are now 155 people in Merced County who have died of the virus, the Merced County Public Health Department reported Tuesday.

California reported 17,478 deaths, an increase of 80 from Monday.

The United Stated reported 230,176 deaths, an increase of 1,290.

The global count was 1,167,124 deaths, an increase of 8,241.


We would have kept to our original plan of reporting these figures every day, but that was back in the spring before it became obvious that stupidity and fear in the highest level of government was making a very depressing, dangerous mess of any response to the virus. By contradicting the clear messages sent out by all levels of the public health institutions in the country, these venal idiots occupying the White House confused many, gave license to the legions of their fellow idiots in the society, and have created a horror show that will take years to heal from if humanity gets a break in the upcoming election. -- blj