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Four have died of Covid in Allegan County in 1 week

The Allegan County Health Department has reported that four more people in the county have died in the past week as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Health Department Monday announced 168 total deaths since the pandemic began, up from 164 a week before. The testing positivity rate for the disease stands at a shade below 12%.

Wayland Union Schools Superintendent Dr. Christina Hinds Monday night in a school board work session that Wayland Schools has the highest number of Covid cases in the county and vaccination rates are low.

Though the daily average of new cases over seven days was estimated at just 2.3 in late June, it had increased to 39.6 as of Friday, Sept. 24.

A total of 516 cases has been reported in the county over the past two weeks, up from 495 a week ago. There now have been 292 hospitalizations from Covid in Allegan County since the pandemic began. The number of tests is 14,646 and 11,855 people have been characterized as recovered.

The Allegan County Health Department Aug. 18 issued a directive for all public schools in the county to mandate children in grades K-6 to wear masks in the classrooms because they are not eligible for vaccinations. Parents from every school district in the county have been lodging protests, persisting as late as Monday evening.

Though the County Board of Commissioners voted to ask the Health Department to rescind its mask order, the county attorney has indicated it has no authority in the issue. State Rep. Steve Johnson has called for the resignation of the health officer.

The neighboring Barry-Eaton District Health Department last week implemented a mask order that applies to all students in school districts in its coverage area.

In Allegan County, the mask order applies to students in grades K-6 and it issued a recommendation to have all students mask up as well. The Wayland Board of Education voted not to follow the recommendation.




  • It would be very helpful and informative if the health department would let the public know the age of those who died. Maybe even mention if they were in poor health due to smoking, heart disease, diabetes, advance age, disease other than Covid, etc.
    Right now we only know people died. We will all die, just a matter of time and circumstances.

    • You are presuming what killed them was Covid, and I’m not saying it wasn’t. But age, obesity, and disease certainly weaken people, especially those older and in frail condition.

      I have been vaccinated so keep your snide comments about anti- vaccine to yourself.

      I only ask because there were people dying from accidents and the death certificate said Covid. One person’s brother was on a motorcycle in FL and was rear-ended and killed by a car. Cause of death – Covid!

      All information in fact gathering would be helpful.

      • The story was about COVID killing our neighbors. You are clouding the issue with your comments and questioning the reports facts to inject unfounded doubts about a deadly disease in response to an article specifically about the disease not about death statistics for Allegan from other causes. Facts matter.

  • Rather than more COVID hoax stories, name calling and innuendo provide the source of the report of accident victim whose death was attributed to COVID. A real source like local newspaper. Even better a link to a local TV report or local newspaper report with the date of the accident; scene of the accident; gender and age of the deceased.

    Otherwise it’s just another I heard or I read it on the internet or it was on my Facebook feed. More blather promoting fiction masquerading fact.

    • Hey 2030,

      Excellent idea you have presented. It would be a great place for you to set the tone and get the ball rolling. Please cite the science and or source for the ending of civilization in 2030. Please refrain from FB feeds and second information. Otherwise it’s just another I heard or I read it on the internet……….I welcome your response.


        • Perhaps give people the benefit of doubt that they aren’t able, for whatever reason, to answer you right away. But it’s so satisfying for you to smugly say, “Crickets,” when you don’t get an immediate response.

          This, Couchman and JW, took 10 seconds to search:

          Another 10 seconds found this article from The Hill of AOC in 2019 citing a “United Nations-backed climate report, published late last year, that determined the effects of climate change to be irreversible and unavoidable if carbon emissions are not reined in over the next 12 years.”

          Now, will you both admit you jumped to conclusions, or will there be “Crickets”?

          For the record, I don’t know DTOM, but I just can’t jump on the bandwagon of attacking people for merely asking questions. Cognitive Dissonance is strong these days, so I doubt anyone will change their minds about, you know, “TOLERANCE” of others, but one can hope.

          • Do you really put a lot of trust in what AOC has to say?………WOW……..Do you feel the same as 2030 does that we are done in 2030? On another topic, do you believe what the World Health organization has to say as well? Can’t wait to hear the reply…………..


          • John W,
            There was no reply button after your comment, so I just replied under my last comment.

            Of course I don’t believe AOC, but sadly many do. Couchman asked for a source, so I found some articles. The Hill is rather liberal-leaning, so I thought that would suffice.

            Here’s the whole point: why make a fly-by accusation when it’s so easy to search online for BOTH sides of a story? (I’m not talking control opposition Fox News, by the way, and I’m not talking “Q.”) Too many want to kill the messenger without doing their own research. When 6 companies own 90% of all media, one might question if we are being told the truth or an agreed-upon narrative. (Here’s a search; take your pick:

            What if—WHAT IF—we have been lied to time and again? Do you really believe that the Jan 6 “insurrection” was the “WORST THING since the Civil War,” “Worse than 9-11!”?
            Do you believe that Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods were killed in Benghazi because of a youtube video? These are only two examples.

            What did President Trump do, exactly, that made him “a fascist dictator,” “LITERALLY HITLER!” to the Left, but Biden isn’t one in forcing a vaccine mandate on the country—for all except those making their filthy lucre off the backs of hard-working citizens (though I’m not including USPS workers with them)?

            Step outside the narrative for a moment and look at the big picture. The Left for years were anti-establishment. When did that change to them becoming Brown Shirts, turning in their neighbors for not wearing a mask? Did you know that originally Fauci said that masks don’t work? He studied the Spanish Flu of 100 years ago and found that wearing masks made it worse and people got Bacterial Pneumonia, NOT flu?
            Here’s another article from Fauci’s own National Institute for Health:

            And we want to have our little ones wearing masks all day at school? A group of parents in Gainsville, FL sent some masks to a lab and found “that five masks were contaminated with bacteria, parasites, and fungi, including three with dangerous pathogenic and pneumonia-causing bacteria. No viruses were detected on the masks, although the test is capable of detecting viruses.”

            “The analysis detected the following 11 alarmingly dangerous pathogens on the masks:

            • Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumonia)

            • Mycobacterium tuberculosis (tuberculosis)

            • Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis, sepsis)

            • Acanthamoeba polyphaga (keratitis and granulomatous amebic encephalitis)

            • Acinetobacter baumanni (pneumonia, blood stream infections, meningitis, UTIs— resistant to antibiotics)

            • Escherichia coli (food poisoning)

            • Borrelia burgdorferi (causes Lyme disease)

            • Corynebacterium diphtheriae (diphtheria)

            • Legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires’ disease)

            • Staphylococcus pyogenes serotype M3 (severe infections—high morbidity rates)

            • Staphylococcus aureus (meningitis, sepsis)

            “Half of the masks were contaminated with one or more strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with one or more strains of meningitis-causing bacteria. One-third were contaminated with dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. In addition, less dangerous pathogens were identified, including pathogens that can cause fever, ulcers, acne, yeast infections, strep throat, periodontal disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and more.”


            Then we see people wearing masks in their cars when they are all alone. So they are protecting themselves from— themselves? How about those walking alone outside in the fresh air, wearing a mask? We aren’t talking nuclear fallout here, people, not that a mask would help that. Ever stop to question if any of this makes sense?

            The narrative is FEAR and the result is COMPLIANCE w/o questioning. Will we sacrifice our little ones for a virus that has a 99% recovery rate? I had no choice but to get the vax, and “if I perish, I perish,” but I sure don’t vilify those who choose to lose everything rather than submit. This IS still America, and no, it’s not “selfish” to say no. If people “trust the science” and trust the vax, why should anyone else’s choice matter?

            Oh, breakthroughs are happening, that evil Delta Varient. Are we sure about that? How about former Notre Dame professor who said, “Damn the unvaccinated!” who just happened to die two weeks after getting the booster shot. Are we SURE it’s NOT the shots?

            Check out the numbers around the world of people who are dying—most are vaxxed–and schools like Harvard which are going online, even though they have almost full compliance on the vaccine. Why? Dare to ask WHO benefits when many elderly or those with cormorbidities are dying off? DTOM asking if they died WITH Covid vs. OF Covid is a valid question. It’s not a conspiracy theory to wonder if those we might cherish are seen as “useless eaters who no longer contribute to society and are breaking the health system and Social Security” to others.

            When did the Left stop challenging Big Brother? When did we stop asking, “WHY?” It is NOT wrong or a sign of weakness for one to admit he or she was wrong, but apparently it is hard to do for some, so they sit back with a superior attitude and mock those who would dare ask, “Why.”
            That’s all I’ve ever been saying, and I invite others to actually, civilly, have a real conversation about it, rather than throwing insults back and forth that help none of us.
            God Bless.

    • As usual, you take one portion of the line I wrote without mentioning the other, as in it wasn’t Covid that killed them. Covid happened to weaken them further causing death.

      But such is not the logic of Liberals, only Covid, Covid, Covid. Thanks to the Communist Chinese unleashing this pandemic upon the world.

      • DTOM,
        Apparently you are not allowed to question anything these days.
        Questions like:

        *Why has social media silenced doctors and informed citizens from sharing negative beliefs about the vaccine?

        *Why do 72,000 nurses in NY prefer to get fired than take the vaccine?

        * Why were these nurses, who were doing Ticktok dances in empty hospitals, “heroes” last year but are persona non grata this year, when hospitals are “overwhelmed” this year?

        *Why are so many in the military, including the elite Navy Seals, leaving service rather than take the vaccine?

        *Why are Border Patrol agents being threatened of losing their jobs if they don’t get the vaccine, but those coming through are border do not have to take it?

        *Why are Congress and other gov’t employees, including the USPS, exempt from being mandated to take the vaccine? How about Pfizer and Moderna employees? Why did the president and vice president and many in the media come out AGAINST the vax because President Trump got emergency approval for it, but now these same people are demanding that everyone get it?

        *Why are around 75% of black people opposed to the vaccine? Can we say, “Tuskegee Experiments?”

        That’s just a start of the questions I have, but I’ll go one more:

        *Why has a drug approved for malaria for 60 years–HCQ–and possible a cure for cancer been maligned? How about that “horse medicine,” Ivermectin, which won a Nobel Prize in 2015 for fighting SARS/COVID? WHO is invested in Remdisivar? How many BILLIONS has Big Pharma made from the vax, and how much potential money will they make for BI-ANNUAL vaccines? HCQ/Ivermectin cost about $10. WHY IS IT WRONG TO QUESTION ANY OF THIS? will take one to the article, “Ivermectin: an award-winning drug with expected antiviral activity against COVID-19.”

        That same website, National Center for Biotechnology Information, works under FAUCI’s National Institute for Health, by the way. Another good article from them to read—for those who actually want to research rather than regurgitate what they’ve been told–takes info from a Molecular Cell Biology text (Section 6.3Viruses: Structure, Function, and Uses):

        “A virus is a small parasite that cannot reproduce by itself. Once it infects a susceptible cell, however, a virus can direct the cell machinery to produce more viruses.”

        DID ANYONE GET THAT? A VIRUS is a small PARASITE. HCQ and Ivermectin fight PARASITES. But it’s so much more fun for the sheep to be smug and mock people for taking dog dewormer/horse paste, isn’t it?

        Getting long-winded, as I’ve accused of here before, so I’ll close, though why someone can’t skip over a long comment they don’t want to read is beyond me.

        I fully disclosed in an earlier post that I did get the vaccine but am repeating it here, as that was some time ago. My reasons are my own, but I really didn’t want to get it, due to increasing bad reactions, many not disclosed to VAERS. Our small town “experts” will rebut that adverse reactions and deaths are a small percentage; fair enough. However, an even smaller percentage die from Covid, you know, that disease that has a 99% survival rate.

        If you came across a bowl of 100 M%Ms and you knew that 1 of them was poisonous, would you take a handful?
        God bless you, DTOM, and God help us all.

  • First of all, my condolences to all the family members who lost their loved ones to this virus. Most states have HIPPA policies. It is a federal law that health care providers can’t release a patient information without consent, the health department follows state and federal guidelines. Couchman nailed it again, for a guy like DTOM to want all the facts, he seemed to miss putting his own facts in about Florida, and you know if it’s from Florida it’s gotta be credible, Not! Probably got it from his Quanon friends. Skoal!

  • Looks like the account of a motor vehicle accident being counted as a COVID death can’t be substantiated so it’ time to switch subjects and argue about COVID origins rather than address the Pandemic and what can be done.

    Shouldn’t be surprised at the typical keyboard warrior retreat and attempt to change talking points.

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