Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan issued an emergency proclamation that will require people in Greensboro to wear masks when out in public, except when they are walking or exercising.
Vaughan certainly changed her tune since the June 16 City Council meeting when she spoke at length about a mask ordinance.
At that meeting Vaughan said, “I don’t know that us doing a mask ordinance would really do much, because I don’t know that we could put the enforcement behind it. Because what I’m hearing from our fellow mayors is that they are not enforcing it and I think that police have enough to do right now. Having them go around and police an ordinance, it would just put more pressure probably then they have the bandwidth to handle right now with everything that is going on. We have to continue to press that message, how important that is for people to wear masks and under what conditions.”
Vaughan added, “We went over 2,000 confirmed cases this past weekend. One of five counties that went over that.”
Guilford County with a population of about 520,000 is the third largest county in North Carolina with about 150,000 more people than Forsyth and about 200,000 more than Cumberland.
It should be expected for Guilford County to have more cases than most counties in North Carolina. For Tyrrell County with a population of 4,000 to have 2,000 cases would mean that half the people in the county would have tested positive for COVID-19.
Vaughan also said that Guilford County had had 99 deaths from COVID-19 in just three months and “that is a large part of our population.” Actually it is a tiny part of the population – about 0.0192 percent to be more precise.
In fact, 99 deaths is not a large part of the deaths in Guilford County. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in three months in 2018 there were about 1,150 deaths in Guilford County. So if this is a similar year, 99 deaths in three months has been about 8.6 percent of the deaths in Guilford County.
And of course the number of COVID-19 cases is going up – it’s a cumulative number. If 100,000 people are tested and one person tests positive, then the number goes up. The number can’t go down.
Mayor Vaughan neglects to point out that 62% of the deaths from the virus are in congregate living settings, including nursing homes, residential care and correctional facilities. If the council were really worried about the spread of the virus and the number of deaths, there would be some special attention paid to these vulnerable groups. They are never mentioned.
There is still questions about how they are counting deaths directly tied to covid-19. Too many cases have been found that the cause of death was something else but because the person tested positive for the virus they counted it a covid-19 death
Exactly. Fake news lives on. Political ploy is what it is.
She did it to fall in line with Raleigh, Durham, Asheville, and Roy Boy. She can’t be perceived as to the right of them. Not in a city totally controlled by the Left
“Roy Boy”. Where’d you come up with that one? The Mayor can’t and won’t enforce the laws on the books now, he is she gonna enforce this stoopid decree? The safest place to be is outdoors. Come and get me.
I like “Roy Boy”, “Boy Roy” is good too, but I’ll stick with your version as you thought of it first.
Fancy Nancy isn”t doing this to fall in line with any other town. She has aspirations of following her ex husbands lead into State politics and this isn’t anything other than a opaque way of ingratiating herself to the leftist powers that be to garner support towards that goal. Maybe personally she’s not a bad person, but she is spineless and apparently tone deaf and blind.
Most of the property owners and busineeses in Greensboro, black, white and every shade in between, have a sraight moral compass, worked hard for what they do have and have valid expectationa that regardless of the side of the fence the council sits on, that they do their jobs and enforce property and personal protection. That is one of the things taxes are paid for.
Finally, the partisan behavior of Council is sickening. Cities are not political entities, they are incorporations. How many businesses would permit, or could survive, this level of dem vs. rup or black vs. white. None. At the end of the day, individuals have a choice, maybe a hard one. Stay or leave and if they leave, do not expect the rioters and vandals to take up productive lives that will continue to build up GSO, they will just keep going till there is nothing left, basically a cancer that should and could have been taken out early on
If you want a good name for Roy, the best one is the one Hillary Clinton gave him. Her good friend Ray Cooper. lol
Nazi Nancy is trying to turn Greensboro into a Nanny State. Don’t let her!