Recipe to be the worst county in your state regards Coronavirus.
Start with a Republican in every elected position in the county. Mix in the willingness to witness every lie the leader thus the party spews. Add a Mayor and city council that defies lawful orders of the governor and the health department, encourages noncompliance by businesses, embraces unsafe behaviors and holds public council meetings unmasked.
Throw in encouraging the local chapter of the Sons Of McVeigh to invade the state capitol while heavily armed. Hold a 4th of July parade in defiance of health department orders. Celebrate businesses that defy orders and stay open. Add a Mayor who attends a "super spreader" event and willfully spreads every conspiracy theory.
Now add in the influence of a college whose fundraising is dependent on convincing that government is bad. A school that stashed infected students in several locations in county and actually pushed the herd immunity theory as a solution. Not a huge stretch for a school that celebrates war criminal alumni, knows how to deal with an inconvenient woman and corrupts law enforcement. Also teaches that no one is more important than you.
Top this off with a few officials who believe in the science but afraid to rile their ignorant base. If you follow this recipe very carefully your little county can be statistically the worst in your state. I probably missed a few ingredients that went in to this toxic stew, but I think the major ones are there.
Sheriff refuses to enforce the law. Sad and pathetic shithole.