Every state has put in place some sort of measures to work together to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Some states however have put in place extremely strict lockdown policies and are still having a tough time controlling the virus in their state.
Just to give you an example of this, look at Pennsylvania. They've been under a stay-at-home order for a month and a half already and the cases are still sky-high.
On the other hand, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has been trying another strategy that seems to be working much better.
Breitbart News reports:
“South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican and the governor of one of just a handful of states that has not issued a statewide lockdown order, told Breitbart News exclusively on Wednesday her state is winning the war against the coronavirus without the extreme and draconian measures some other states have implemented.
Noem said that despite earlier projections of a surge on the hospitals in South Dakota and nationwide, “no, we haven’t” seen such a surge. In fact, South Dakota has—again, without a lockdown—cut that number down by 75 percent of the projections, with much less than a hundred people in the hospital.
According to the state’s Department of Health website, there have been 1,858 cases of coronavirus in South Dakota—937 people have recovered. There have been only 9 deaths, and there are 62 people currently hospitalized. In total, only 111 people were ever hospitalized for coronavirus in South Dakota—far less than ever was expected.
“I think we’ve got maybe 60 people in the hospital right now. We have 2,500 beds set aside for COVID-19 patients, but we only have 63 in. We probably, from all of our projections and studying the science behind the virus, we won’t peak until the middle of June. But we already have done much better than what we had thought would have been hitting our state already,” Noem said.
THANK YOU to all of our state employees! pic.twitter.com/4Kf6k8vrWa
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) April 18, 2020
Sweden has been pretty laid back in the measures that they've been taking. They've not shut down much of anything and it happens to be working also.
“In major parts of Sweden, around Stockholm, we have reached a plateau (in new cases) and we’re already seeing the effect of herd immunity and in a few weeks’ time we’ll see even more of the effects of that. And in the rest of the country, the situation is stable,” Dr. Anders Tegnell, chief epidemiologist at Sweden’s Public Health Agency, told CNBC on Tuesday.
While this has been bad, it hasn't been the doom and gloom situation that everyone was predicting it would be.
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