Here is a preview of the future:
Chambers County, AL, population 34,215, is the worst hit county in Alabama. There are now 213 cases and 8 deaths in the county. This disproportionate outcome in small town and rural Alabama is the result of one church service in Lanett that occurred before the lockdown.
Closer to home, Dougherty County, GA, population 94,565, is the worst hit county in Georgia. There are now 1,286 cases and 78 deaths in the county. This wildly disproportionate outcome in Southwest Georgia is the result of two funerals at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, GA that occurred before there was a single confirmed case in Georgia.
Here is the situation 25 miles from my hometown in Randolph County, GA, population 7,719, which has 126 cases and 6 deaths and Early County, GA, population 11,008, which has 132 cases of coronavirus and 6 deaths. This is all the result of the two black funerals in Albany in late February and early March. The entire region has now been infected by a radioactive cloud of coronavirus.
“On the Georgia Department of Public Health’s map, the dark blue color distinguishes counties where positive tests for the coronavirus have been calculated at a rate of at least 200 residents for every 100,000. Randolph County has the highest rate; its 126 cases are the highest per capita rate in the state, with Early County close behind. …”
This puts the lockdown in perspective.
It was one church service and two black funerals that did all of this. Most people in rural and small town America still have only a few cases in their county. They have been spared from seeing the full force of this. Watch what happens when these governors “Reopen America.”