He may have called it “ridiculous” , but the fact that Ohio Governor Mike Dewine had to respond during a Columbus news conference to widely circulating social media rumors that the Ohio Department of Health was contemplating so-called “fema camps” to quarantine citizens with the Coronavirus against their will at all, sheds some light on the way some Ohioans seem to be feeling in the pandemic world we find ourselves living in. The governor said an order issued first in March has established a mechanism to provide federal reimbursement to communities who choose to offer alternate locations for people to safely isolate and quarantine outside their homes and that the option had been used in a handful of cases. But he said that citizens would not be quarantined against their will, That families wouldn’t be separated and that kids would not be kept from their loved ones. Back in February I think everyone would have considered the “Fema camp” rumor a ridiculous one, but that was before pandemic regulations that took effect a month later that sharply limited business activities,before students were required to learn at home as they were this past spring, before summer time activities we had come to expect were canceled and before we were told that gatherings should be limited to no more than 10 people because of Covid19. With social media as prevalent as it is today, It’s likely that rumors like the “fema camp” rumor won’t be the last one you’ll see. That’s the way I see it.