Every year, I reflect on how blessed I am to call South Dakota home. I am thankful for the beauty of our state – for our wide-open spaces & soaring hills – and I'm thankful for the kindness, graciousness, & resilience of dakotas'>South Dakotas. From my family to yours, happy Thanksgiving.
The worst-hit countries (cases per capita) in Europe are making a rapid descent, worst was 140/100K people In the US, the Dakotas are beginning to descend, peaked at >180/100K, the highest in the global pandemic
North Dakota has hit another high in COVID-19 deaths as the virus continues to hit hard in the middle of the country. @DavidBegnaud asked N. Dakota’s #1 talk radio host @JoelKFGO how the state is handling the pandemic: "If you were grading it, it would be an F, probably an F—"
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are spiking nationally across the U.S., but the Midwest - encompassing a dozen states between Ohio and the Dakotas - has been especially brutalized
#BREAKING Dakotas hospital CEO blasted masks as a 'symbolic issue' -- and is now out of a job: report
In the last 2 months, the Dakotas went from having among the lowest per capita death rates to among the highest across US states. The Northeastern states (NJ/NY/MA/CT) remain at the top from the first wave.
Here's the most recent two hours of satellite imagery across the region. That clearing you can see in the Dakotas won't be getting here anytime soon (most of us won't see much if any sun until Thursday).
Sanford Health, the largest health-care system in the Dakotas, says it could see more than 200 additional hospital beds filled in the weeks following Thanksgiving if people gather in large groups to celebrate the holiday #WSJWhatsNow
Fun Fact: The only reason there are two Dakotas is because Republicans won the 1888 election, and they decided to celebrate by splitting the Dakotas to give themselves four senate seats instead of just two.
South Dakota’s (white) governor didn’t shut down, and now the state has a huge outbreak including at a Smithfield plant where the company is blaming immigrants for having big families
"South Dakota’s governor resisted ordering people to stay home. Now it has one of the nation’s largest coronavirus hot spots."
South Dakota’s governor resisted ordering people to stay home. Now the state has one of the largest single coronavirus clusters anywhere in the US, with more than 300 workers at a giant pork-processing plant falling ill, @griffwitte reports