posted on May, 11 2020 @ 02:56 PM
NY and NJ do not have 35.3% of the US population they still are making up a disproportionate amount of deaths and cases.
Georgia reopened first, 3 weeks ago this Friday. There has been a slight uptick in cases, but not majorly so. Traffic this weekend was as close to
normal as I've seen since March. I guess we'll know soon how good of an idea that was.
I tend to think that returns to normal should probably be done on a county by county basis rather than a statewide basis. Most states have a at least
one and sometimes several densely populated urban areas with the rest of the state mid sized city or rural. It makes no sense to keep rural areas that
have few infections closed down. The urban areas may need to be careful a bit longer, but with some notable exceptions (like what happened in
Albany,GA)the burdens of the pandemic have been pretty light on rural areas.