Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tennessee Falls to 3rd Least Aggressive State In Coronavirus Preparation

Tennessee is loosing ground in the battle against Coronavirus preparation according to one study. The Coronavirus aggressiveness study indicates that the Volunteer State is not prepared enough for COVID-19 and places Tennessee near the bottom of the list in a ranking based upon preparedness.. 

While many states are taking actions such as closing non-essential businesses, banning small gatherings, and ordering people to shelter in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus, WalletHup feels Tennessee is not doing enough. 

WalletHub released updated rankings today on the Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus, as well as accompanying videos. Tennessee has fallen from the 9th Least Aggressive state to 3rd least aggressive state against COVID-19 according to the study. 

To identify which states are taking the largest actions to combat coronavirus, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 46 key metrics. The data set ranges from tested cases of COVID-19 per capita to school closures, ICU beds, and shelter-in-place policies. Below, you can see highlights from WalletHub’s report, along with a summary of the largest rank changes from our previous report and a Q&A with WalletHub analysts.

Aggressiveness Against the Coronavirus in Tennessee (1=Best, 25=Avg.):
  • 45th – State and Local Public Health Laboratories per Capita
  • 27th – Tested Cases of COVID-19 per Capita
  • 35th – Public Hospital System Quality
  • 43rd – Share of Workers with Access to Paid Sick Leave
  • 41st – Total Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Funding Per Capita
  • 21st – Public Healthcare Spending per Capita
Note: Rankings reflect data available as of 2 p.m. ET on March 23, 2020.

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