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Indiana dead last in “safest states during COVID-19” study

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INDIANA (WOWO): It’s bad news for the Hoosier State’s fight against COVID-19.

According to financial website WalletHub, Indiana is considered the “least safe” state in the country for those looking to avoid the virus.

Source: WalletHub

The nationwide study looked at factors like a state’s vaccination rate, positive testing and hospitalization rates, and death rates. Indiana did poorly in all of those categories, and came in at the middle of the pack in the “transmission rate” category.

Read the full study and methodology for yourself here.

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Timmy B December 16, 2021 at 9:03 am

Wallethub! Really?? Not where I would go for medical data. If you read their article: the scores are weighted, they used various snapshots in time (Pos test rates Dec 1-7, 2021, Hosp rate Dec 2-8, 2021, Death rate Dec 8-14, 2021) and only cover 2 weeks out of 2 years of pandemic. Not a good metric of what the state (or any state) has fared during the pandemic. Positivity rate is a flawed number anyway – Only people getting tested are ones that feel sick – to get an accurate positivity rate, they would need to test everyone at the same time to determine how many people are actually positive compared to the population.

Andrew December 19, 2021 at 8:14 am

Good point, the data is incorrect in my opinion. What I would like know is how many of these so called positive are people who are illegals and people from different states coming here.

Slacker06 December 16, 2021 at 9:44 am

HA HA HA HA HA NY and Kalifornia are higher than Indiana. This story stretches credulity. It must be a very slow news day for WOWO to post this story. The WOWO credibility is waning.

Pat December 16, 2021 at 12:03 pm

yawn — one more bogus “study”

Andrew December 19, 2021 at 8:03 am

Whatever….eye roll all lies to get people to vaccinate but the vaccinated are dying because it’s mutating in the bodies and killing them.The truth will come out


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