As the number of Coronavirus cases continues to skyrocket in our area, it’s become clear I think to even the most skeptical among us that the virus is a real health problem that’s affecting families and people we know in numbers we haven’t seen before. There was wide spread speculation that we’d hear less about the virus once the presidential election was through, but that certainly hasn’t been the case so far. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, addressing Ohioans last night, announced that a new enforcement effort is about to begin on mandates for mask wearing among business employees and customers, that an existing mandate banning public gatherings of more than 10 people remains in effect and that he may order closings of Ohio’s bars, restaurants and fitness centers unless the current trend of increasing virus case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths is reversed. What he didn’t say is what bench mark will be used to make that determination. It is clear to me that by whatever standard you use if control of the Coronavirus is indeed determined by steps we take as individuals as the governor and state health officials contend, we are no closer to seeing that control than we’ve been since the start of the pandemic. That’s the way I see it.