Update: COVID-19 in Georgia

Georgia is now seeing a sharp increase in new infections, predominantly in young adults who will suffer less mortality than old adults--but not zero. Some will still die and some will suffer lingering illness. New scientifically validated treatments are already mitigating the illness to some extent. Everyone hopes for an effective vaccine by the end of this year.

But for now, it doesn't take an Einstein to figure out that the effect of crowding and not wearing masks is the same as throwing more wood on a fire. As you know, the virus is efficiently spread by asymptomatic people as well as those who are ill. A return at this time to previously normal social activities would be foolhardy and unduly risky. Due in large part to continued denial and misinformation in some circles, we still have a long, dangerous road ahead.

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