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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 02:39 AM

Rise in COVID-19 cases worries tourist destination Branson

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- A surge in coronavirus cases is proving worrisome in the popular southwestern Missouri tourist destination of Branson.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, have more than doubled in less than two weeks in Taney County, where Branson is located, the Kansas City Star reported. On June 26, the county had recorded just 43 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic. That figure has more than doubled since then, standing at 107 cases and two COVID-19 deaths as of Wednesday.

Branson, with its wide array of shows and attractions, is among the most popular tourist destinations in the Midwest. Community leaders are now stressing the need for face coverings, though they have stopped short of requiring people to wear them.

"We knew they would increase once we opened back up," said Sheila Wyatt, a Taney County commissioner. "But we didn't know it would be so quickly. ... We have to do what we can to keep the numbers down. I believe the desire is that people will be responsible on their own and heed the advice of the experts."

Read more: https://www.newstribune.com/news/missouri/story/2020/jul/08/rise-covid-19-cases-worries-tourist-destination-branson/833614/
(Jefferson City News Tribune)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 02:53 AM

1. Idiots

"We knew they would increase once we opened back up," said Sheila Wyatt, a Taney County commissioner. "But we didn't know it would be so quickly. ... We have to do what we can to keep the numbers down."

You don't have a frickin' clue what you're doing. Get ready for the ride. Remember, it was worth it because you had to open.
This is the DU member formerly known as sfstaxprep.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 03:24 AM

2. What part of, we all need to shut down until this is really under control

are people having a hard time understanding?

This is right up there with people who thought it was all a hoax and now they're on a ventilator. Or dead.

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