According to current projections, Tennessee (if mandates continue to be eased) is likely to suffer up to 11,500 covid-19 deaths by Christmas day.
As of Monday, Tennessee reported just under 3,000 total deaths attributed to the virus. Just 60 days ago, it was half that many. Current tracking models project the number will rise to over 6,500 by Thanksgiving, and nearly 11,500 by Christmas. If that's the case, this virus will move to the #3 killer in Tennessee this year, bested only by Cancer at 14,000, and Heart Disease at 16,000. The flu, by contrast, deals a fatal blow to just 1,600.
Tennessee has moved up to the #9 spot in total cases across the US, despite being the 16th most populous state and 20th most densely populated state. Obviously something is not working.
Just a few days ago, the White House quietly sent a memo to Governor Bill Lee in Nashville stating a mask mandate "must be implemented" state-wide to slow the rapid spread of the virus here. The week before, a similar memo only suggested mask wearing at indoor gatherings in Tennessee. As of now, the Governor is still leaving those decisions to individual county and city officials.
If the numbers do continue to rise rapidly, will new mandates be issued in Tennessee? And if so, how will that affect West Tennessee families financially as well? As of now, it doesn’t appear any governmental help (what little they are offering) is arriving soon, and families all across West Tennessee are already struggling to pay their bills.
Smart families are planning their next steps, including debt resolution or bankruptcy choices.
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