Over the past 7 days, Illinois has tested 98,279 people, with 16,728 positive cases (17%). Total current rate of positive cases is at 19.5%.
I don’t know if some people realize that those are 16,728 *currently* contagious/sick people. That amount of people is 40% of the capacity at Wrigley Field. And yeah, the majority of them will recover and be fine; but things are still a bit tricky right now to trust re-opening. I think it’s too easy to just pass off the daily numbers as being statistics instead of actual contagious people that could walk into a crowd & make things worse.
I feel for those that want some sense of normalcy; I want it too. I feel so bad for my Greek wife who lost her big family birthday trip to Greece. And good Lord, do I miss baseball. But we need some more time distanced. Just my 2 cents.