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How Hard Is It to Social Distance in Georgia?

How hard is it to social distance in Georgia? How does the difficulty match up to the difficulty of other states?

How hard is it to social distance in Georgia? How does the difficulty match up to the difficulty of other states?

Personal finance website WalletHub recently compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 13 key metrics. The data set ranges from whether residents have supportive relationships to how much consumers spent on social activities before COVID-19. (Learn more about the methodology here) [Alongside this report, WalletHub also released a Social Distancing Survey , which examines how Americans’ attitudes and behaviors have changed during this period of self-isolation.]

“Social distancing may be unpleasant, but it is effective. The rate of new infections in the U.S. is showing signs of slowing down, and some models predict that we are nearing or have already passed the peak of new cases,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. “The aggressiveness of the current social distancing policies has helped avoid a worst-case scenario, and it would be unwise to allow things to go back to normal before we’re confident it will not reverse the progress we’ve made so far.”

The states where it was found to be most difficult to social distance were Utah, New Hampshire, Montana, Colorado, and Alaska, respectively. It is easiest, however, to social distance in Alabama, followed by Mississippi, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Rhode Island.

The findings indicated that Georgia fell in the middle, ranking No. 24 for difficulty in social distancing.

Source: WalletHub
With regard to the survey, WalletHub found:
  • 36 million Americans use online shopping as their number one way to cope with social distancing.
  • 48 percent of Americans go outside at least once a day while self-quarantining.
  • Women are 40 percent more likely to feel anxious than men due to social distancing.
  • 34 percent of Americans are most looking forward to seeing family once this is over, more than the amount that are most excited to see friends or go out to eat.
  • 60 percent of Americans are now wearing face masks due to the coronavirus.
  • Almost 29 million Americans are using the social distancing time to learn something new.

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com.

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  1. NELDA SMITH

    April 28, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    3 LATEST ANTI-BODY RESEARCH TESTS SHOW MANY AMERICANS WITH INSIGNIFICANT SNIFFLES, COUGHS AND SORE THROATS HAD COVID-19 IN NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY AND FEBRUARY ! THIS “PLAGUE” SEEMS TO BE DEADLY ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE PRIOR RESPIRATORY AND MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS – AS IF IT WERE MADE TO CULL THE ELDERLY AND INFIRMED ( AS THE DEMOCRAT “ASSISTED SUICIDE” BILLS BEFORE LEGISLATION IN GA. AND EVERY STATE DOES). HOSPITALS ARE BEING PAID $13,000 FOR COVID-19 AS CAUSE FOR DEATH AND $30,000 FOR EVERY PATIENT PUT ON A VENTILATOR . RESEARCH FROM AROUND THE GLOBE SHOWS HYDROXYCHLOROQUININE A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT THAT ALL DOCTORS SHOULD BE GIVING PATIENTS AND LESS USE OF VENTILATORS. IT’S TIME TO GET BACK TO LIVING AND STOP THE FEAR AND CHAOS COLLAPSING OUR ECONOMY. SINCE INDIA HAS SENT 800 TONS OF HCQ TO THE USA, PERHAPS EVERY CITIZEN AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS SHOULD TAKE THE 7 DAY TREATMENT THAT IS SAFE (EVEN BABIES AND PREGNANT WOMEN HAVE USED FOR DECADES WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS). THEN, LET’S KEEP OUR HANDS WASHED AND GO BACK TO WORK AND LIVING !

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