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Jan 24 2021
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When the pandemic started and deaths were beginning to be counted,
on May 30, 2020, there were 5 deaths reported.

In 7 months an additional 288 deaths have been reported.

In one month, from December 26, 2020, to January 23, 2021,
there have been an additional 144 deaths reported.

Highest percentage jump in deaths in the 45-64 age group, from 39 deaths to 67, a 72% increase.
Highest increase in number of deaths in the 75+ age group, from 173 deaths to 260. 87 deaths in 29 days.

I cannot imagine what more can be said to convince those not practicing safety during a pandemic. Obviously they do not care about their fellow man.

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As of May 30, 2020, there were 5 deaths from COVID-19.

As of December 26, 2020, there have been 293 deaths in Knox County from COVID-19.

9 in the 18-44 age group (3%)
39 in the 45-64 age group (13%)
72 in the 65-74 age group (25%)
173 in the 75+ age group (59%)

As of January 23, 2021, there have been 437 deaths in Knox County from COVID-19.

10 in the 18-44 age group (2%)
67 in the 45-64 age group (15%)
100 in the 65-74 age group (23%)
260 in the 75+ age group (60%)

Highest percentage jump in deaths in the 45-64 age group, from 39 deaths to 67, a 72% increase.

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Jacob's and Spangler share

Jacob's and Spangler share the blame for many deaths and suffering in Knox County. Both of these elected leaders have let down the citizens of Knox County and have not provided leadership during the deadly covid pandemic. They have been a huge disappointment. They sure do not deserve to be reelected.

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Covid cases

Covid cases peaked in mid/late December. While a mild to moderate case may take 3 weeks to resolve, a serious case will go on far longer. The decreasing case counts should lead to a lowering death rate.

It's statistics, not politics.

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