I will be the first to admit that Alabama is not perfect, but this is a picture perfect useage of picking stats to make your argument look better.
What prompted this was a New York times article that was behind their pay wall. This article came up as related and everyone could see. It said Alabama was only behind New York (as a per capita percentage) for the spread of the Covid 19 virus after the initial 10 days.
Here are a couple of FACTS they left out.
The reason Alabama has seen such an increase, is because of UAB. UAB is one of the top 5 research and Public Health Hospitals in the country. Yearly, UAB funds it’s hospital side with research through NIH.
UAB was designated as a Palliative Care/Research Hospital and we are taking in neighboring states Covid 19 cases for study and research. With the designation it has it allows it’s researchers to work on vaccines, clinical studies and/or cures by cutting out the FDA time consuming permissions process until they are ready for human trials.
2 Counties have issued shelter in place orders. Jefferson County and Mobile County. That’s probably 70%+ of our population.
Even without shelter in place in a couple of other Cities, Alabama’s citizens are sheltering in place. We just don’t need the Government to tell us to.
What this article is, is pure filth, by insinuating that Kay Ivey is willing to gamble with people’s lives. She isn’t and the MSM as usual is going for the sensationalized topic, and not telling the entire truth. Just enough to smear, and titillate.