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Collected Item: “COVID Cases Once Again On the Rise in Arkansas”

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COVID Cases Once Again On the Rise in Arkansas

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Website

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This article details a recent surge in Arkansas COVID cases. The shocking nature of the rise is the fact that the state's active cases jumped from 197 to 15,125 in a single day. I think this primarily demonstrates the state and the world's rush to reopen, particularly keeping in mind the July 4th holiday, have allowed a sense of deep comfort. However, this comfort can be deadly when individuals who are feeling unwell fail to take precautions to assure the health and safety of themselves and others. While it is encouraging to see life return to a sense of normalcy, this shows that the pandemic is still a present part of our lives.

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#Arkansas, #July4th, #Complacancy, #rise, #cases

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https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2022/jul/11/arkansas-active-covid-cases-increase-by-197/

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Arkansas Democrat Gazzette

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2022-07-11
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