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Friday, Sep 17, 2021

* Shaw Media

Parkview Christian Academy is scheduled to present its case in court later this month for a temporary restraining order against the Illinois State Board of Education over its move to revoke the school’s recognition for not acknowledging the statewide mask mandate.

Oral arguments are scheduled at 1 p.m., Sept. 29, in Kendall County Court. Plano attorney Carlo Colosimo will represent Parkview Christian Academy and Illinois Assistant Attorney General Samantha Grund-Wickramasekera will represent the Illinois State Board of Education.

A commenter noticed earlier this week that a person named Carlo Colosimo is the treasurer of the Kendall County Board of Health and wondered aloud if it was the same person, which would be really egregious.

So, I reached out to Colosimo on Facebook (of course) and asked if the commenter was right…

Yes that is me.

It’s just a microcosm of what this state is up against.

* The US Census clearly warns: “These data are experimental. Users should take caution using estimates based on subpopulations of the data – sample sizes may be small and the standard errors may be large.” So, be really careful with stories like this

A new study is revealing some of the reasons why Illinoisans have yet to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 6.6 million or 61.1% of people 12 and older in Illinois are fully vaccinated.

Nick VinZant with QuoteWizard says there are five main reasons Illinoisans have avoided the shot.

“People are worried about side effects, they are waiting to see what’s going to happen with the vaccine, they don’t believe they need it, they don’t trust the government, or they don’t trust the vaccine specifically,” said VinZant.

* Also be careful of media outlets that equate case numbers with crises in highly vaxed areas like Israel.

Israel’s vaccination rate for those 12 and above is 78 percent. Illinois’ vaccination rate for the same age group is 63.5 percent. Israel’s population is 71.4 percent of Illinois’ population. According to NPR, 600 people are hospitalized in Israel with COVID, which is just 29 percent of the 2,082 hospitalized in Illinois. Israel’s most recent 7-day average deaths is 22, which is 54 percent of Illinois’ 41.

* IDPH…

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 25,956 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 285 additional deaths since reporting last Friday, September 10, 2021. More than 80% of Illinois adults have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and almost 63%% of Illinois adults are fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of Illinois’ total population, more than 67% has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose and more than 52% of Illinois’ total population is fully vaccinated.

Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,590,342 cases, including 24,546 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100 years. Since reporting on Friday, September 10, 2021, laboratories have reported 638,918 specimens for a total of 30,395,751. As of last night, 2,082 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 502 patients were in the ICU and 275 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from September 10-16, 2021 is 4.1%. The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from September 10-16, 2021 is 4.4%.

A total of 14,284,288 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 20,292 doses. Since reporting on Friday, September 10, 2021, 142,041 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

*All data are provisional and will change. Additional information and COVID-19 data can be found at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19.

Vaccination is the key to ending this pandemic. To find a COVID-19 vaccination location near you, go to www.vaccines.gov.

* A couple of relevant tweets…


* More…

* Some East St. Louis parents demand schools provide remote learning due to COVID cases: “One of the reasons that we’re out here is that since school has started, there have been so many outbreaks of COVID in the school,” Rice-Barnes said during the protest. “We have been reaching out to the school district asking for answers, asking for options for our children. There is no school board, no school district without our kids and our families. We are the collateral. There is no school district without parents and without children. We do not feel safe.”

* Judge to rule on Pritzker’s latest motion to dismiss dining prohibition lawsuit

* ‘Schools aren’t meant to be empty vessels’: How districts are trying to stay COVID-19 safe

* Illinois Manufacturers’ Association encouraging vaccines and mask wearing

* Parents Are Tired of Waiting for Vaccines for Their Kids. So They’re Lying.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

11 Comments
  1. - DirtLawyer - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 12:59 pm:

    I’m no longer shocked a Board of Health member would take an anti-mask position when our own local board decided unanimously not to require its employees to vaccinate and when almost half of its nursing staff has refused to be immunized. Pathetic.


  2. - Jocko - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 1:27 pm:

    ==there are five main reasons Illinoisans have avoided the shot.==

    But will race to the nearest hospital and expect treatment when they show symptoms. Pick a lane (exclamation point)


  3. - illinifan - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 1:30 pm:

    Maybe so many boomers getting the polio vaccine so soon after it was developed affected our ability to think logically today (snark intended)


  4. - Dotnonymous - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 1:31 pm:

    Golden Age of Stupidity…ouch.


  5. - Pot calling kettle - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 1:31 pm:

    ==But will race to the nearest hospital and expect treatment when they show symptoms.==

    …expect treatment…with untested, unapproved, ineffective methods.

    As Kelly Bundy once said, “The mind wobbles.”


  6. - Pot calling kettle - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 1:44 pm:

    Interesting note: State-wide COVID numbers have been trending down for the past couple of weeks…over the same period, things keep getting worse in southern Illinois. That’s evidence that masking, testing, vaccines, etc. work. I’ll take it as a positive signal.


  7. - PublicServant - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 1:47 pm:

    === which would be really egregious. ===

    That’s the whole point.


  8. - JS Mill - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 1:52 pm:

    =That’s evidence that masking, testing, vaccines, etc. work. I’ll take it as a positive signal.=

    Yep


  9. - sal-says - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 2:21 pm:

    == Golden Age of Stupidity ==

    Rules of Life:

    #2-Ya can’t cure stupid.
    #30: It’s OK to be stupid if you’re smart enough to hide it. For some, they can’t hide from death by Covid.


  10. - Bruce( no not him) - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 2:26 pm:

    ==Golden Age of stupidity===
    Oh, I think we have not even hit the bottom of the barrel. And when we do, we will continue on through it.


  11. - Publius - Friday, Sep 17, 21 @ 2:46 pm:

    Maybe the folks at Parkview Christian Academy and they attorney should take a trip down to Taylorville.


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