Day 114 – Corona Cases on the RISE in Pitkin County

Happy Fourth of July!

Proclaim your Independence by hovering inside with your mask on, while on your knees apologizing for crimes you have not committed!

Received this alert this morning that cases are “on the rise” in Pitkin County (ooohhhh scary!!!!) so what does this mean?

A week ago on June 26th, Pitkin County had 91 cases and 2 deaths (this has been since March – this is 114 days in, the TOTAL) and on July 4th that is now… 104 cases and 2 deaths. HOLY $H!TBALLS – that is an increase of 13 people! STAY INSIDE!

Aspen has a “local” population of about 7,300 – so if you count that.. that is approximately .014 of the population that is infected and if you count deaths, that is .00027 of the population (more people I think have died on Highway 82 recently). If you count visitors, which is AT LEAST double the population – so a total of 14,600… then our stats are .00071 people INFECTED BY THIS UNRELENTING HORRID HORRID VIRUS and .00013 people DEAD (one of the two people who have died ‘from’ Coronavirus was 93 years old).

We will continue to monitor this breaking situation!!!!!

There Is No Way We Know How Far the Coronavirus Has Spread

Aspen Daily News Article on March 2, 2020

It is mind-numbing to me how incompetent we are to believe anything that anyone is saying about this Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We have “experts” telling us from a position of ‘authority’ about what to do and where the spreading is and why. But we don’t really know. We really don’t.

Today in the Aspen Daily News, they talk about people exhibiting all of the symptoms of coronavirus, but if they aren’t severe enough – the people aren’t tested. OMG.

All the symptoms – but no test needed?!??!?!?!??!

So, in other parts of the country, like California, there’s proof of people not even knowing who they were exposed to having it (whoever gave it to them showed ZERO symptoms) who contracted it. That means that people who were asymptomatic not only HAD IT, but also SPREAD IT. And here in the Roaring Fork Valley, there are people who are not exhibiting ENOUGH of a symptom do a test who are roaming freely among the population because they ‘probably’ don’t have it or didn’t have it severe enough to warrant a test. My head hurts.

I think what is in order is an honesty-check. We really don’t know where this has spread. It can obviously spread via people who don’t show symptoms. If people don’t show symptoms and spread it to other people who contract it who don’t show symptoms for 14+ days – the spread is inevitable, unstoppable, and an inherent part of a virus. This won’t be the last one.

What can we do? I don’t think there’s any way to stop it, but we can boost our immune system. Something we should be doing every day anyway. I have heard that Oregano Leaf tea is outstanding for preventing viral infections – and on that note, probably Oil of Oregano as well. The That’s Natural team has been taking our CBD Oil product with a lot of success as far as avoiding getting the flu-bug. Take your life into your own hands – and build your immunity!

Sheriff Joe DiSalvo – Compassion in Law Enforcement

Photo Credit: RealAspen.com

Today I had the pleasure and opportunity to go to the Aspen Business Luncheon with featured speaker, Sheriff Joe DiSalvo.  This was one of the most refreshing experiences I have had – hearing an elected official speak to the people in the room, letting them know that he does “work for them”, wants to “hear from them”, and is dedicated to their safety and security by protecting their constitutional rights.

 

Sheriff DiSalvo said that the focus of hiring and interacting with his deputies is to find “excellent human beings”.  Not necessarily people who “want to be cops”.  Wow.  This is really the meaning of law enforcement – to protect good people – not necessarily to police everyone with an authoritarian hand – to scare people – and to intimidate people.  His focus is on finding people who want to serve the community – in many more ways than just policing the streets – in also being good neighbors.  Officials that people can count on to help them in a time of need – even if their plumbing goes haywire.

 

When Sheriff DiSalvo talked about Amendment 64 in Colorado (“legalization” of marijuana), he said that he does have several local initiatives aimed at educating young people about the use and abuse of this substance.  He is okay with the “legalization” of this substance because it helps get rid of the more violent and dangerous black market.  He also made it clear that it is primarily the parent’s responsibility – not government’s – to raise their children.  He said, ‘If you trust the government to raise your kids, they’ll let you down…”.  Wow – a government official who understands what the real role of government is – how refreshing.

 

The only point he made, that I disagreed on, was not signing on with the other 54 sheriffs in Colorado who are suing about the State legislation that passed that makes it “illegal” (as if criminals ever follow the law) to purchase weapons with more than 15 rounds of ammunition.   Legislation does not prevent violent crime – that is up to the morals of the people.  I am against the State legislation (House Bill 1224) and would want my sheriff to be as well, because, yes, although it does not seem like any person in their “right mind” would ever “need” more than 15 rounds of ammunition for self-defense – if we have a police force, government officials, and the military with these types of weapons, then why shouldn’t  individuals deserve to have them too?  Because we have to be able to protect ourself against all enemies – including those that may work for the government (working for the government, does not automatically mean that someone is a good, moral, or just person).  So, if the police officers, government officials, and the military don’t have weapons with 15 or more rounds – I am okay with not having them either.  I believe in equality of self-defense.   I just don’t’ think that this is a compromise that will happen anytime soon.

 

Sheriff DiSalvo is running for re-election next year, and I am going to be excited to support him because I think his philosophy of what the role of Sheriff is – being compassionate, serving those in need, fostering peace, and understanding the role and limitations of government – is exactly what we need in Pitkin County, Colorado, and the United States.

 

– Tisha Casida

CREATIVE DESIGN FROM BROOKLYN

Big or small, we’ve got a solution when you need it. Our advanced service and support tools provide step-by-stepinstructions without being put on hold or waiting in line.