A third death was reported today. I can confirm that 2 of the 3 deaths recorded in McLean County had pre-existing conditions. I do not have any information on the third.
By: Diane Benjamin
What the McLean County Health Department doesn’t report is how many people have been tested. So I asked:
82 confirmed cases out of 1350 people tested means the infection rate is:
Keep in mind only high risk and people with symptoms are being tested.
Meanwhile, businesses will permanently close. Unemployment is skyrocketing and will not recover quickly. Domestic Violence calls are way up. Mental Health problems are rising. Tax revenue is plummeting.
Ask Gov. Pritzker to re-open downstate: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/gov/contactus/Pages/VoiceAnOpinion.aspx
The cure here is much worse than the destruction the shutdown is causing.
Businesses are even calling me now for help. I might do a story about one of them.