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(106,203 posts)
Sat May 23, 2020, 01:27 PM May 2020

CDC Issues Alarming Triple-Fatality Report On COVID-19 Cases At Arkansas Church

COVID-19 cases first contracted by a pastor and his wife ended up spreading to 35 others who attended events at their rural Arkansas church that resulted in three deaths, a troubling report revealed Friday.

An additional 26 cases in the community occurred among people who had contact with those who participated in the church events, according to the study by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of them also died.

The study was released the same day President Donald Trump demanded churches and other houses of worship reopen for services amid the coronavirus crisis. He deemed religious services “essential” and threatened to override governors who ignored his orders for health and safety reasons. Legal experts don’t believe he has the authority to do so.


The church in the CDC study was identified only as “Church A” in a rural Arkansas county of 25,000 people.

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CDC Issues Alarming Triple-Fatality Report On COVID-19 Cases At Arkansas Church (Original Post) Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2020 OP
Asshole is pandering to his dwindling base malaise May 2020 #1
+1 exactly (nt) mr_lebowski May 2020 #2
If they do as he suggests they'll dwindle some more. dem4decades May 2020 #3
Yes...and? malaise May 2020 #5
Along with the rest of us. Ms. Toad May 2020 #8
You say that like UpInArms May 2020 #11
And he is playing golf . . Iliyah May 2020 #10
Apples and Oranges, Herr Twitler Yonnie3 May 2020 #4
Just sent a text to my evangelical sister about it. Buckeye_Democrat May 2020 #6
Church A?! superpatriotman May 2020 #7
Church-goers just gotta get their next fix, like alcoholics. Buckeye_Democrat May 2020 #9

Ms. Toad

(33,776 posts)
8. Along with the rest of us.
Sat May 23, 2020, 01:59 PM
May 2020

The cases of those you are hoping will dwindle constituted only slightly more than half of the cases. 35 came from people who attended the event. Another 26 cases occurred in people who came into contact with those who attended (but who did not themselves attend).


(17,258 posts)
4. Apples and Oranges, Herr Twitler
Sat May 23, 2020, 01:43 PM
May 2020

Singing, praying, preaching etc. are not allowed in Virginia ABC stores. People don't congregate in the stores, they get their bottle and go. There are laws against such loitering on premises.

I'd imagine large groups of people don't gather in abortion clinics either.


(14,839 posts)
6. Just sent a text to my evangelical sister about it.
Sat May 23, 2020, 01:52 PM
May 2020

She's probably going to crack eventually. Her husband is a Republican and "he misses church so much". Waah!

He's also disabled and needs her help to even get in there.

They've been watching their church's online services, but it's probably just a matter of time until they cover themselves with "Jesus blood", or whatever, some Sunday morning and then get sick.


(14,839 posts)
9. Church-goers just gotta get their next fix, like alcoholics.
Sat May 23, 2020, 02:11 PM
May 2020

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Sometimes followed with a "Cracker Barrel chaser".

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