Drumbeat of COVID-19 news scares people, hurts economy
I see in my morning AJC there were 15 weekend highway fatalities including six motorcycle deaths. So why don’t we see daily headlines lamenting these deaths and calling for quarantining all drivers? Get these people off the roads and save their lives. You have no problem with page after page every day with each and every elderly, unhealthy person dying of COVID-19. Why not the same concern about the daily slaughter on our highways? Seriously, perhaps a daily drumbeat of headlines would raise the awareness of highway deaths; in fact, statistically, you are much more likely to die in a traffic crash than of COVID-19. Plus, highway fatalities are killing our young and healthy. But of course this does not support your motives of scaring people out of their wits while destroying our economy and the lives and dreams of people who no longer have jobs. By the way, how many COVID deaths were there over the weekend in Georgia?