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Study: Indiana among the most “unsafe” states for COVID

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INDIANA (WOWO): A new nationwide study says you might want to avoid Indiana if you’re worried about COVID-19.

Financial website Wallethub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics, including COVID-19 transmission rates, hospitalizations, and the share of eligible people actually getting vaccinated, and found Indiana to be the 9th “least safe” state in the country, ranking them 43rd.

Source: WalletHub

The Hoosier State came in 39th in vaccinations, 45th in deaths, and 33rd in hospitalizations. Ohio was ranked 32nd. Vermont was named the “safest,” and Idaho came in last.

Find the full study here.

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Terry Twigg June 24, 2021 at 8:09 am

If we are 45th in deaths, that means only 5 states have less deaths than Indiana. And if we are 33rd in hospitalizations, that means 17 states have fewer than Indiana. Sounds like a pretty good place to be. Just because we have a lower number of vaccinations does not make us unsafe.

F McFlynn June 24, 2021 at 12:05 pm

Right on target!

Joy June 24, 2021 at 2:05 pm


William June 24, 2021 at 8:12 pm

You should look at the data sets before making assumptions. Death rates and hospitalizations are from lowest to highest. Always look at sources instead of looking at just the article.

Teresa June 25, 2021 at 11:24 am

Except that the results are totally skewed. New York, the death trap state, is number 7. HMMM.

Lee McAllister June 24, 2021 at 9:32 am

LOL. Okay. Whatever. Wallethub consistently ranks us near the bottom in about everything. Considering who uses that site, I say it is probably a very good thing for Indiana.

C. Ommon Sense June 24, 2021 at 1:28 pm

The opinion of WalletHub is no more important than that of a common slug in my garden.

Rachel June 25, 2021 at 7:42 am

Yawn. More fear porn from WOWO.


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