A Texas county is beating Covid-19 with drastic isolation measures

“As the coronavirus was beginning its mad spread across the United States … the city manager of Rio Grande City, Texas, worked with other city and county officials to confront it as they would a computer virus — by disconnecting. That’s meant quarantines, an enforced 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew that carried fine and jail penalties, business closings and the testing of symptomatic people … regardless of whether they had health insurance.”

The result has been very few cases and no deaths in Starr County. A striking fact: “Most of the cases in the county so far involve people in their 30s,” refuting the notion that Covid-19 is an old people’s disease.

(From NBC News; read story here.)

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  1. Mark Adams #

    They contemplated going full out Mad Max, but could not find a Tina Turner look alike for their Thunder drome. And the US Border patrol and a bridge company had issues. Of curse with Mexico having only 17000 cases could be the community is safer than folks using the New York subway. There well could be the same number of infections and no deaths if they had done nothing. Is there a community that is the control group on the Rio Grande? That would be actual science.

  2. Roger Rabbit #

    Yeah, Mexico cleverly duped us into building a border wall to keep Covid-19 out of their country and even made us pay for it. Heh.