| Wallethub has recently released a study that determined which of the 50 states, and the District of Columbia, is the safest place to be during the COVID-19 pandemic. |
It was determined that West Virginia would rank 50th, making it one of the least safe states to be in during the pandemic, according to WalletHub.
West Virginia and the US is still way off from being fully vaccinated, a major contributor towards the lowering of COVID-19 transmissions and deaths.
Most citizens in rural counties are not wearing masks in public gatherings.
West Virginia was also ranked 50 in Vaccination Rate, 50 in Hospitalization Rate, and tied for 50 with Idaho in Death Rate.
The rankings for which states are the safest were determined through five key metrics. These metrics include: 1) âVaccination Rate,â 2) âPositive Testing Rate,â 3) âHospitalization Rate,â 4) âDeath Rate,â and 5)âTransmission Rate.â
Each metric was weighted and graded on a 100-point scale, with a higher score representing the safest conditions. Then, the average across all metrics was used to calculate an overall score.
While being the worst state, the West Virginia Legislature just passed a list of exemptions for taking the vaccine, while other states have passed laws against mask wearing and mandated vaccines.
Gov. Jim Justice's millions of dollars give-a-way "Lets do it for Baby Dog" has had minimal effect on WV vaccinations.
During the 20th Century, many of the most virulent diseases that caused death have been eliminated, having been given under mandates.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many US politicians have been bent on ignoring the science, carefully bending their messaging to get re-elected.
Worse yet, the dozen or so pop-culture social media sites have produced at least a half-dozen conspiracies linked to the pandemic.
Despite enormous resources to fight the pandemic, the USA has among the worst results.