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Doctors fear more death as Dakotas experience virus 'sorrow'

 

November 9, 2020

John Bjorkman family – via AP

John Bjorkman, age 66, who died in South Dakota on Oct. 20, 2020 from COVID-19.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - With coronavirus cases running rampant in the Dakotas and elected leaders refusing to forcefully intervene, the burden of pushing people to take the virus seriously has increasingly been put on the families of those who have died.

The ranks of those who know what it means to lose someone they love to COVID-19 are on the rise. North Dakota and South Dakota have the nation's worst rate of deaths per capita over the last 30 days. Despite advances in treating COVID-19 patients, hundreds more people have died in recent weeks than during any other period - a grim exclamation point on the virus outbreak slamming the northern Plains and Upper Midwest.

In the Dakotas, the virus has shown few signs of slowing down. With winter approaching and hospitals scrambling to make room for COVID-19 patients, medical experts worry that virus deaths will continue to climb in a region where people have been slow to adopt mitigation measures like wearing masks. The Republican governors of both states have derided government orders to help halt the outbreaks, leaning on ideals of limited government.

https://www.startribune.com/doctors-fear-more-death-as-dakotas-experience-virus-sorrow/573003181/

 

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