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Old 05-09-2020, 10:18 AM
 
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As Georgia began to re-open non-essential businesses like movie theaters and hair salons, tens of thousands of people from neighboring states poured in, potentially risking a further spread of the coronavirus just as researchers had warned.

The biggest proportion of those visitors, 17%, came from Florida, which has been the most cautious in allowing businesses to re-open..."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/60-000-pe...143132026.html

SOURCE: Yahoo News/Business Insider
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Old 05-10-2020, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Good, our economy can use the influx of cash.
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Old 05-10-2020, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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Good, our economy can use the influx of cash.
Agreed, happy to see. A friend of mine in Jacksonville drove up to St. Simons for a haircut. Georgia just reported the lowest number of new cases in over a month. Kemp made the right decision. Hopefully our economy will be booming again by years end.
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Old 05-10-2020, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Good, our economy can use the influx of cash.
You mean, an influx of more coronavirus cases.
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Old 05-10-2020, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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You mean, an influx of more coronavirus cases.
Lol. Georgia just reported yesterday the lowest number of new cases and hospitalizations in over a month. We have been open for over two weeks.
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Old 05-10-2020, 10:04 PM
 
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I'm puzzled by the Yahoo article. It says:
"According to research by University of Maryland scientists, 62,441 out of state visitors poured into Georgia after April 24 when many businesses re-opened."
That sounds way low to me. Georgia tourism department says we normally get about a million visitors a week, so even with the so-called lockdown, 60,000 over two weeks sounds low.

So I went and read the University of Maryland article the yahoo story was from at https://data.covid.umd.edu/findings/index.html

Here's what I found in the University of Maryland article:
"The MTI team also analyzed all out-of-state trips to Georgia before and after its partial reopening on 4/24. Its surrounding states either reopened later on 5/1 (e.g., AL) or are still under lockdown (e.g., FL). We compared the number of out-of-state trips going into GA between 4/16 and 4/23 (one week before GA reopening) and between 4/24 and 5/1 (one week after GA reopening).

Following partial reopening in GA, the total out-of-state trips to GA from all across the nation increased from 483,718 trips/day to 546,159 trips/day, a 13% increase."

So I think it should have said it's 60,000 more visitors each day.

You might also check out the studies linked to from the UMD article such as
How they get their data and results: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1...472v1.full.pdf
Some results: https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/2005/2005.01215.pdf
Lots more interesting info in there.
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Old 05-11-2020, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Huntsville Area
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All I know is that my wife's not good at cutting hair. And I may have to make a run up to Tennessee when the hair shops open up.
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Old 05-11-2020, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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All I know is that my wife's not good at cutting hair. And I may have to make a run up to Tennessee when the hair shops open up.
Just buy an electric razor off Amazon and go watch a Youtube video on how to cut your own hair.
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Old 05-11-2020, 02:13 PM
 
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As of today, there has been a surge.
https://www.11alive.com/article/news...6-ab32a15a1531

From another article:

https://www.11alive.com/article/news...3-68dda20556f6

"There have been 1,401 deaths in Georgia, with the state's earliest reported death on March 5. Over the last 14 days (4/26-5/9), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 34.64. Over the previous 14-day period (4/12-4/25), the average daily increase in newly reported deaths was 33.86."
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