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Spike in Georgia COVID-19 cases
partly from virus spread, expert says

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Posted By: Hermoine, 5/28/2020 8:41:35 PM

Georgia’s recent spike in new COVID-19 cases likely indicates the virus is spreading and cannot be solely attributed to a surge in testing, a prominent public health expert said Thursday.(snip)“That means by the end of September, by Labor Day, there will be another 100,000 deaths in our country,” he said. “That is a very sobering number.”

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Has anyone else heard this line of logic yet? That we're on track to have 200K dead by September? So sick of the fear mongering...and this guy is the hairman of the global health department at Emory University and the dean overseeing physicians at Grady Memorial Hospital. So tired of "experts".

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby 5/28/2020 8:45:23 PM (No. 424828)
His goal is to get on National TV and repeat “ shelter in place “ over and over again
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Reply 2 - Posted by: greyseal 5/28/2020 8:47:27 PM (No. 424829)
"...likely indicates..." means "I'm guessing because I don't really know." Scratch this one more than skin deep and you'll "likely" find an "expert" aligned with the liberal agenda of the "stay closed until we have a vaccine" crowd. This is getting so tiresome... greyseal
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jntsrgn 5/28/2020 8:54:50 PM (No. 424834)
Unless there is an increase in hospitalizations or mortalities, this means NOTHING.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 5/28/2020 8:58:41 PM (No. 424836)
Our county, in Middle Georgia has had 362 cases of Covid since February... We aren’t really concerned about it.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: winmag 5/28/2020 9:16:03 PM (No. 424842)
This is why I have despised this rag newspaper for over 40 years. If you go to the Georgia department of health website, the curves for deaths, cases, and moving 7 day averages are all looking like they are dropping off a cliff. I hope the urinal constipation will be the next casualty of the Kung Flu.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jerseyden 5/28/2020 9:37:59 PM (No. 424854)
Well at least ‘likely’ is an improvement over ‘may’ ‘could’ and ‘possible ‘. Please let me know when ‘fact’ and ‘will’ occur and maybe I’ll pay attention.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 5/28/2020 10:41:04 PM (No. 424886)
The more testing you do, the more cases. More drama.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: LeeBertie 5/28/2020 10:54:59 PM (No. 424894)
Some more people will test positive. Some more people will get sick. Some more people will die. Some more people will recover. That's what happens in epidemics. The good will try to minimize the impacts. The bad will try to maximize the impacts. All the hand-wringing and virtue-signaling and finger-pointing and "one death is one death too many" platitudes notwithstanding.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Goose 5/29/2020 9:16:09 AM (No. 425174)
Since Civid cases have spiked, will Governor Stacy Abrams have to resign????
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Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena 5/29/2020 11:28:38 AM (No. 425332)
What about the death rate? That is the correct measure because the fact and date of death are certain. If deaths are going down, that means infections from about 2-3 weeks ago have gone down.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: msjena 5/29/2020 11:42:49 AM (No. 425348)
^^Following up on last post--death rates in Georgia appear mostly flat. That means no spike in cases in early to mid-May. The "experts" need to wait a week or so to say if cases have in fact spiked in the time frame they are looking at or if it is just the result of testing or delayed reporting.
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