Bethany DawsonSat, August 28, 2021, 9:14 AM·2 min read
- Two unvaccinated women who work together were found dead at their home due to complications of COVID-19.
- Two of their co-workers also currently have the virus.
- Statesboro county, where the women were from, has a low vaccination rate.
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Two day care colleagues from Georgia were found dead in their homes on August 22nd, having died from COVID-19.
Both women were unvaccinated.
A third employee of the Sugar and Spice Child Care center in Statesboro is in hospital with COVID-19, with a fourth being infected but not hospitalized, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch told the News Observer.
Manequeia Freeman and Leslia McClain – whose ages have not been released – were both found by next of kin, Futch told the local news outlet.
Vaccination rates in Statesboro, Bulloch County – where the two women lived and worked – are low, with only 20% to 29% of residents being fully vaccinated.
Across the state of Georgia, 50% of people have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with 43% having received a full dose.
The unfortunate deaths come as the USA struggle with a recent surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant.
A number of organizations, including the CDC and PAHO, are now calling COVID-19 the “pandemic of the unvaccinated“, with new CDC data showing that unvaccinated people are up to 29x more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 compared to vaccinated people.
The study also showed that unvaccinated people are 5x more likely to catch the virus.