Pandemic Check-In in Community Forum Posted July 21, 2020 On 7/17/2020 at 5:46 PM, SMS said: thedeadpoint, I'm in Wyoming. Our county only has 80 cases confirmed since outbreak (all but one or two in the past month). That may seem negligible, but like I said, for as sparse as our population is, that is ridiculous. We have two cities a township and scattered unincorporated communities. The rest of the population is spread out in the farming/rural areas (and these include quite a large part of the population). To give you an idea, out of the population of 29,000 only 16,000 are in the two cities. The rest of the 13,000 are spread out in the small communities and farmlands. The county population density is only 4/sq.mi. Compare that to a population density of 3200/sq.mi. for Orange County, California. That population is 800-fold more dense than that of my county. Consider the density of the population, and Orange County should be riding well past 64,000 cases to be the equivalent of our cases here based on the higher probability of community spread. Yet, Orange County is sitting at under 28,000 cases as of today. And their totals aren't a result of over 95% of the cases ocuring in the past month. Now, granted the percent of the population confirmed in Orange County is three times that of my county, but my county has only test under 3.5% of the population while Orange County has tested over 10% of their entire population. It all really irks me. A good amount of people around here flaunt the fact that they won't wear a mask, or use proper PPE at work, or wash/sanitize regularly at work. A number of people are still calling it all a hoax around here. Anyway, I'll stop my rant now. Stay safe! I'm sorry to hear that. I've said to many people that this won't end until *most* people *directly* feel or see the effects of the disease itself. Right now, it's just an invisible bogeyman that many people don't believe in. We rallied (for a short period of time) as a country after 9/11 because of the images and videos we'll never forget. We don't have those images or videos of this. But (!!) polls show *most* Americans actually do believe this is a big deal and think there needs to be a lockdown and/or national mask mandate. Wow! When was the last time *most* Americans agreed on ANYTHING!