Every day, The Frederick News-Post publishes an overview of COVID numbers in Frederick County as well as Maryland. For several months now, the hospitalizations in Frederick have been about 30, the intensive-care cases around five, and the positivity rate at 5 percent.
Each week, a few people die. These figures show that Frederick County is doing worse than much of the rest of Maryland and I would like to know why.
The paper needs to take an in-depth look at the COVID situation in the county that answers such questions as: What percentage of the hospitalizations are unvaccinated people? In general, what parts of the county do the cases come from? Are they mainly rural or from Frederick city? What percentage of the cases are minorities?
I believe that we know in general that the county’s problem is centered on our unvaccinated people, but what part of the county do they live in and what efforts are being made to vaccinate them? The time for “I’m still making up my mind” is long gone.