Funerals turn small Georgia town into coronavirus hotspot

Funerals turn small Georgia town into coronavirus hotspot 1


A rural county in southwestern Georgia has emerged as an unlikely coronavirus hotspot. CNN's Dianne Gallagher reports Georgia health officials believe a quarter of the state's 5,400 cases may have started at two funerals in the city of Albany. #CNN #News

106 Comments on "Funerals turn small Georgia town into coronavirus hotspot"

  1. Albany, GA is my hometown and it’s much worse than what they are reporting down there. Please pray for my little city.

    • Dude I’m in ny

    • Grace Banister | April 4, 2020 at 10:25 PM | Reply

      What a dummy you are. Are you saying the media is lying? NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN. Why would they lie, who would benefit.

    • Derek Fisher | April 4, 2020 at 10:45 PM | Reply

      Grace Banister maybe those who owns and control the media and wants to control the masses thru misinformation and fear. What are you 12 years old?

    • Chris Estabon | April 5, 2020 at 2:26 AM | Reply

      Dirty South “down there” means you’re not here anymore so idk what your talking about. How bad is it here? When I drive around town I don’t see asteroids and riots so what are you seeing that I’m not while you’re not living here?

    • Thank your people for that!!!!

  2. The Georgia governor is criminally negligent

    • CantankerousDave | April 4, 2020 at 11:09 AM | Reply

      Considering how he got the job, he’s “criminally” lots of things.

    • Angelo Cardinale | April 4, 2020 at 2:33 PM | Reply

      dont blame just this governor. all politicians in general are criminally negligent. and the chinese govt is just flat out criminal

    • Lyricist Anonymous | April 4, 2020 at 7:17 PM | Reply

      @Sauce King WELL a very close friend of mines just died and the funeral was shutdown in advance so right now I’m not in the mood for logic.. I knew I couldn’t even go but it’s still difficult.

    • Just like the impeached president!

    • Neil - Vlogs, Games, and More! | April 5, 2020 at 10:45 PM | Reply

      Too bad I live in Georgia ._.

  3. Ironic. Go to a funeral and dont kno if it’s your own funeral

  4. gerard collier | April 3, 2020 at 2:50 AM | Reply

    They were making ppe with their bare hands. What if one of them is A symptomatic.

    • The Ropes of Renovation | April 4, 2020 at 11:31 PM | Reply

      @celticwolff Right. And gloves on or off. Still picking up the same stuff. Doesn’t matter.

    • @Benny Gellman Not only that but on local online groups and people calling family and friends and reporting those they know who are infected and/or hospitalized.

    • Allan Gibson | April 5, 2020 at 4:10 AM | Reply

      @scars4all Only 5 days on stainless steel….

    • Jennifer Erickson | April 5, 2020 at 4:43 AM | Reply

      @jnsdoran25 The CDC is a hollowed out joke of what it used to be. Virtually, almost all Disease Control Centers have been federally underfunded and closed. And the best CDC scientific minds in epidemiology, virology, and immunology quit their posts after being demoted and reassigned to denigrating desk jobs … jobs that had no involvement in their field of expertise.
      And WTF? Bringing up a religious-orientated “Baptist hospital” hardly helps your credibility.
      So, let me guess: you’re an Environmental Service tech (with access to the sterilization processing area and the OR), at a Non-Profit Christian based hospital that believes in decontamination thru destroying PPE, with a research lab that consists of a broom closet and your dirty mop bucket water?
      We’re done, and I miss you already. Have a nice life.

    • Allan Gibson not if you sanitize. Soap in water outside the human body will kill the virus. It breaks apart the fat around it and break it up. Simple google search proves it

  5. Their Governor is neglectful and uneducated on this virus and honestly doesn’t seem to care!

    • Sauce M’geeser | April 4, 2020 at 7:00 PM | Reply

      Maurice Lucious

      you’re deluded are you?

    • Sauce M’geeser I understand your point could have left off swearing at me and I had been stressing because my cousin lives in Georgia and was afraid she’d be fired if she stayed at home and could not understand how the governor did not seem to be doing anything. I in no way want anyone in Georgia to suffer or die from this. Best wishes on your health and all those in Georgia. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy !

    • D3ATH J3ST3R 13 I agree if the CDC advisor for this pandemic was not giving him the truth and not properly advising him she or he needs to be fired. I in no way said that the people of Georgia were uneducated I was saying the governor was uneducated on the 🦠 virus.

    • Hes a trump supporter watcha EXPECT?????

  6. Funerals and hugs in time of Coronavirus pandemic.

    • These idiots deserve what they get. Stupid will get wiped out. Unfortunatly, many of them have reproduced.

    • #LARP busters2 | April 3, 2020 at 10:19 AM | Reply

      Fake news indeed

    • They did not know what it was at the time.

    • @jane doe Stop being mean and hateful. What did they do that makes them idiots? How does putting people down make you a genius. I am sure nobody else on the planet can do that. Have you reproduced?? I hope not. They did not know about about the virus at the the time time. You know about it now because lots of people have become ill or die. That does not mean that you are intelligent. You know what everyone else knows… NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Pone Vongsouvan | April 3, 2020 at 12:51 PM | Reply

      Stfu. You know less than nothing.

  7. Invoke the 25th Amendment. | April 3, 2020 at 3:05 AM | Reply

    Looking at the outdoor footage, people are still out and about in their droves. Wtf?

    • @RamenAwesomeNoodles I ask the simple question of with or from. The question none of you seen to be asking. Lock yourself at home and be afraid of this invisible enemy while your response are stolen from you.
      Beg for the vaccine when it comes and point at me in public when I don’t have the same sign tattooed across my face saying I have faith in my government. It’s crazy that just a few months ago none of you had faith in your government suddenly all of you conform. That’s not strange to your?
      Believe what you want.

    • @Cam CORRECTION: blacks

    • @Lily_of_the_Forest CORRECTION: Democrats in New Orleans spread the virus after being warned…

    • @John Doe If you’re implying this is anything similar to 2018, you’re sorely mistaken. lol

    • Scott Staggs | April 4, 2020 at 8:42 PM | Reply

      While Time Square looks like a Zombie apocalypse.

  8. The GA governor said he wasn’t aware the virus could be spread without symptoms until yesterday (April 1). Really? What planet does he live on? That’s why this virus is so transmissible and is spreading exponentially. Even kids knew that. He is not competent or is lying.

    • Florence Ferdinand | April 5, 2020 at 11:53 AM | Reply

      Toni sumblin I agree with you but let be real.trump ran on racist policies ignited the Nazis and a lot of hate crimes rose because of trump,ppl died because of trump and the repuke traitors party supporters are down with anything that trump says or do to mexicans,blacks,foreigners, Latin American,Arabs anybody non white until it hits home and that why when it hit repuke traitors party republicans supporters they get straight purity hate and no sympathy

    • summer butterfly : Revelation 6:2

    • divinelotus19 | April 5, 2020 at 4:22 PM | Reply

      He’s lying. All Republicans lie.

    • Bible studies at its finest

  9. At this point, if you weren’t aware and prepared, you’re a victim of your own stupidity.

    • Happy Merchant | April 3, 2020 at 12:58 PM | Reply

      Agreed though stupid people can bring smart people down

    • Happy Merchant | April 3, 2020 at 12:59 PM | Reply

      @RagdollRen I was falling the story back in January because I wanted to know why china sut down

    • Mitchell Deliman | April 3, 2020 at 3:13 PM | Reply

      @Mark Levetti Typical republican troll. Republicans are reaping what was sown in Florida. Trumps home base state republican leadership made the unemployment system difficult to navigate in order get low numbers. Now with record breaking unemployment on Trumps watch Floridians suffer. But its ok right? This can be solved by reelection of evil. Keep supporting this strategy Mark, so every one can remember the right wing cancer you represent.

    • Mitchell Deliman | April 3, 2020 at 3:24 PM | Reply

      Like the average person in the us is taught how to prepare for a pandemic, especially when idiots like you say to listen trust and vote for leadership that first said it was no big deal and under control.

    • I might answerback | April 4, 2020 at 11:18 AM | Reply

      @Ralph Sims heck ya!!! Our nsa is capable of reading every text and email sent in America and that was a decade ago. My god think what can be done now

  10. Tyler Mathieson | April 3, 2020 at 3:44 AM | Reply

    Best wishes Albany. Listen to the scientists and doctors, try your best to social distance. Be sure to call a friend and keep tabs on each other. Take care.

    • @The ‘Rona You sound like the type of guy who likes to keep himself informed. You might want to avoid democrats if you want to stay well. They`re spreading the virus. See New Orleans!

    • @Tom Jones Fair enough. Well, I don’t personally care for either party. I think both sides are acting equally ignorant, but you’re definitely right about New Orleans. That place is bad. And it’s just gonna get worse before it improves.

      To be completely honest, I think we need to put away the words “Democrat” and “Republican” and just start looking at what people say and do.

    • @The ‘Rona I`m right in the middle of this crap in Louisiana. Over 10,000 cases now! 3500 in New Orleans!

    • @Tom Jones That’s horrible. These politicians had no clue. Hopefully their atrocities aren’t forgotten come election time.

    • @Astrid Bittersparrow in 2018 80,000 died from flu (thats only US) , since december to april it number 8454, 9 times less, this is not pandemic in any way or shape, it is political charade

  11. Steve Richard | April 3, 2020 at 3:55 AM | Reply

    Ladies sitting around the table making masks some of them shoulder-to-shoulder I don’t think people are getting just how serious this is.

  12. Not immediately tested…because there are no tests available.

    • lilmissbloodbath89 | April 4, 2020 at 5:03 PM | Reply

      @Dara L Carroll That’s what we need. Just assume everyone is infected, but don’t be rude about it. Maybe rude isn’t the right word, but it’s all I can come up with right now. Distance, isolate, distance, isolate. It’s our best chance to see the light at the end of the tunnel on this thing.


    • @Tom Jones you can ask this question for CDC..who provided tests like month ago and this influenza since beginning of December…for 3 months those parasties were convincing people to go to china towns, do not wear mask and not to be “racist” and visit Chinese is GA or Orange fault? CDC should be charged with murder, all of them from the top down.

    • summer butterfly | April 5, 2020 at 10:31 AM | Reply

      @Alla Veles

    • @summer butterfly you always have seizure when you hear truth?

    • it is because tests cost $900 and these people aint got $100 to their names. thats why

  13. There is no cure against stupidity.

  14. That Georgia Governor is either lying about not knowing it could be asymptomatic, or he’s as dumb as a rock.

    Maybe both.

    • He misspoke is all it was…Doesn’t take much for the Chinese trolls to start spreading misinformation….

    • i live in georiga the governor is lying

    • @Gym Jordan’s Hairline U HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!!!

    • Gym Jordan's Hairline | April 3, 2020 at 6:16 PM | Reply

      @Glock Coley – Right. That’s what it is, he misspoke & it’s all the Chinese trolls’ fault. Reality & truth be damned!

    • @Gym Jordan’s Hairline for retards if it not their way it always: racist.. Who do you think vote for him while GA have majority chunk of blacks and latinos? thats why dumb dumb, they were voted for him too.

  15. Slither Elaine | April 3, 2020 at 9:29 AM | Reply

    Now everyone sees how important basic healthcare is. Too bad everyone forgets when it’s time to vote. That should be you #1 issue.

    • Steve Blakley | April 3, 2020 at 2:34 PM | Reply

      @Slither Elaine social health care dosnt have the best doctors because they go ware the money is. U can’t get around it. Who’s going to solve the problem first the system that has all the money or the the one who’s doing for the good feeling of doing it. I thank medical bills are stupid high as well but if u thank it can be done cheeper u open your own company and complete. Forcing people to take less than just calls your morals.

    • Slither Elaine | April 3, 2020 at 2:41 PM | Reply

      Steve Blakley You know where the money would come from? From the American taxpayer. Just like it does now. You do realize taxpayers in this Country fund research & development only to then have Pharmaceutical companies swoop in and buy exclusive rights to the drug, or treatment? They then sell it back to you for 5x times the price. And last time I checked, most Socialized Healthcare systems have better outcomes. The Doctors seem to be just fine because instead of paying a middle man to rip you off (The Private Insurance Industry), you can increase a Doctor’s pay directly. Your insane Private Premium is going to buy someone another yacht you Tool…

    • Steve Blakley | April 3, 2020 at 4:10 PM | Reply

      @Slither Elaine u get what u pay for. And if im a Dr I’m going to go ware I can get the most money for my skills. Go to a VA hospital tell me that’s our best Drs.

    • @The jukebox you mean Trump Dumbfuck Syndrome 😂😂

    • @Steve Blakley italy lost only old people and some with sever health issues…all those “virus” deaths” is bogus number, i have tons of friends in italy, they are also aware , it is all political hype as in US nothing to do with season flu or corona virus cases.

  16. The curve go down??? It takes at least 3 weeks after starting mass isolation and Georgia barely started it yesterday…

    • Cam McIntyre | April 3, 2020 at 7:06 PM | Reply

      Spotty isolation isn’t going to be enough to stop this virus.The whole country is in this together, so really the U.S. has not yet started to isolate.

    • Patty Rogers | April 3, 2020 at 10:06 PM | Reply

      Large cities have been in lockdown for two weeks. Some of the mire rural areas were not until recently.Stop spreading lies.

    • TherealGeorgeSt-Pierre | April 4, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply

      Things are bad , they said said when the ussr fell it was just madness for the last couple years ,like the u.s gov direct depositing money what?

  17. Nurses don’t have masks inside hospital
    But this guy has one for the interview. Lol

    • It’s all for show. There is no stopping this disease. It has already had it’s opportunity to run rampant and we are just now only seeing the after effects. But this media driven political-BS is making it seem like it’s all just now happening.

      I work for a place in Denver, CO. that had multiple people turn positive. The company kept it quiet because of where we work (nothing food or medical related, just transportation). Once we knew what it was we isolated the people who got it and those who returned from Europe on Business. It still spread, it was too late.

      Of the 6 in my department ‘infected’, myself included, only 1 had been tested as he lives in Eagle/Vail (the ‘Hardest Hit’ County in Colorado). The rest were told it was unnecessary unless we got sick again from Denver County.

      No one died. Only one, the gentleman from Eagle got it the worst. A moderate case of Pneumonia (3 days in the Hospital) and continued chest congestion/cough now some 6 weeks on. For most of us it was a nasty flu that hung on for a week. I got over it the quickest. I’m 31. This outbreak occurred in JANUARY-FEBRUARY.

      We only found out it was SARS-CoV-19 when the guy from Eagle was asked by the Hospital to take the blood test to see if he had the immunity response, which he did. This was a week or two ago in March.

    • Tōnatiuh🌞Gaze👁️ | April 3, 2020 at 5:29 PM | Reply

      @Keys879 thank you for this info. Glad your well now

    • @Tōnatiuh🌞Gaze👁️ Thank you and stay healthy. Even though I think the politics of it have gone rampant, it was still not a fun illness to have. Tired for a week with a rough dry cough. Everyone was cranky and the guy from Eagle had a friend who passed from it. Younger than him (i think he’s 54, my coworker)

    • The Ururun User | April 4, 2020 at 12:36 AM | Reply

      That’s not a N95 mask. That does not prevent catching the virus

    • @Nini Zambrano N95 is 4μm, virus is < 0.1 μm...mask is useless. Vitamin C, D and Zinc will do better job

  18. And yet the governor knew nothing up until 24 hours ago. That’s what he told the people of his state. Looks like he lied to them and let them down because of his ignorance.

  19. Kelly Krause | April 3, 2020 at 11:47 AM | Reply

    Governor Kemp, incompetence defined.

  20. Isn’t Georgia the State who’s Governor was living under a rock until yesterday?

    • Lana Kahl yes, he’s our idiot governor smh

    • Maybe you would prefer Virginia’s Governor. He’s a Democrat. In case you don’t remember, he was the one running around in black face and Klan robes.

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