Meat Processors, Convalescent Care, Medical Facilities, & Migrant Worker Housing; were the most common facilities where the century's worst pandemic spread is showing up. A virus which originated in the city of Wuhan, in Communist China; has covered the world and especially the United States.
The worst outbreak is in Guymon, in the Oklahoma panhandle (Texas County). There, a slaughter house run by Seaboard Meats and run with Asian and Somali immigrant workers has a massive local infection rate.
Greer County and Washington County have massive local infection rates in Nursing Homes & other medical & Rehab facilities.
Wuhan is the location of a virus research facility which the Chinese govt controls, and the United States helped fund, under the Obama Administration. the Communist government has not provided transparency regarding how the virus is impacting China. Foreign media is largely blocked from access, and China is blaming the US for planting the virus in Wuhan.
Given the variety of local public policy rules, there appears to be no correlation between 'Stalinist' curfews and safer populations. Social distancing & basic hygiene are largely the factors which work.
16 rural counties are more densely infected than Tulsa & OKC.
Even when practicing effective social distancing, some human interaction still occurs. The odds that your interaction will be with an infected person, Is far greater in some rural counties, than the big cities of Oklahoma. For instance; 5 of the 7 counties next to Tulsa County, are more infected than is Tulsa County.
Nationally, slaughterhouses are the industry of worst outbreaks. the massive blood and flesh on floors, tables, and work tools are clearly a concern. But the virus is mutated to attach to lung tissue in order to reproduce & spread. So the virus needs to enter human (or possibly animal) respiratory organs. Slaughterhouses employ thousands of workers who are stationed just inches from each other, as they cut & package meat products.
But the bigger institutions of social spread are the prisons and other incarceration facilities, where the inmates have no personal choice to 'socially distance, and little resources for proper hygiene. The prison workers are largely to blame for infecting inmates. What's worse is that infected inmates are not promptly tested, and are kept in the general prison population. While the American population is provided hospital inpatient care in 19% of Covid infections, Prison inmates are hospitalized in less than 1% of the cases. This could lead to a major class-action lawsuit of huge financial impact, because the US Supreme Court has ruled that the denial of prudent medical treatment is a form of cruel & unusual punishment.
Oklahoma's Counties Reported Cases Per 100K Population
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