Georgia announced that she was going to “re-open” after a period of rest from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, according to CNN, Georgia has announced a host of new COVID-19 cases, including one thousand more added in just one day.
The number of coronavirus cases in Georgia has surpassed 27,000 with nearly 1,000 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, according to the state’s department of health.
As of noon on Friday, Georgia Department of Health reported 27,134 cases, up from 26,175 recorded cases on Thursday.
The majority of the state’s cases are in the metro Atlanta area.
At least 1,147 Georgia residents have died as a result of COVID-19 (source)
A lot of people are saying that COVID-19 is something of a joke or that it should not be taken seriously. However, this is not the simple flu. This is a serious virus from which many people have died and which the spread is likely going to get a lot worse, and is actively getting worse.
The summer months will likely see a decline in cases, but be aware that the time to watch is the fall, for due to the falling temperatures, there may be a resurgence of the virus.
We do not know the exact details of what will come. What we do know is that there is a pandemic, that the pandemic is serious, that all pandemics pass, and that the best way to stop a pandemic is to wait until it passes and to do such by minimizing contact with people.
Allowing people back into contact with each other is asking for them do die. But what matters more- human life or the state of the “economy” that was destroyed and has been dead for years?
The answer is clear, and it is not the economy.