Georgia Has Highest Rates of New Cases of COVID-19
#BREAKING: Georgia reported the highest rate of new cases of #coronavirus in the country in the seven days ending on Friday. President Trump’s coronavirus task force is urging the state again to take stronger action to mitigate spread of COVID-19. https://t.co/leyiCglpWh
— AJC (@ajc) August 18, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: Georgia’s governor does not think masks are a necessary part of containing coronavirus. 34 states have a mask mandate. Georgia has reopened schools and just as quickly has had to close them due to increases in COVID-19 cases. Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp has long stated his objection to a mask mandate and has resisted placing limitations on businesses, restaurants, and gatherings. Now the federal report recommends a statewide mask mandate in counties that have more than 50 active coronavirus cases. When most of your state’s counties meet this requirement, why not make masks mandatory for the entire state? Testing has also been lagging in Georgia. This is clearly a case when being first is not the best place to be…..Carol
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.