A mayor of a small Kentucky town did not hold back when he posted to a Facebook group in a provincial neighborhood, telling followers that the corona virus was a “ severe ordeal ” and criticized those who don’t take the pandemic seriously.
Walton in Boone County, Kentucky is a city of only 3,600 inhabitants, but Mayor Gabe Brown got a lot more fans than that when he published his powerfully worded rant to the rest of the world. county community Facebook page, Which received national attention.
The post has been shared by more than 2,300 people, and a single tweet with images from his Facebook post got 1100 likes alone.
Walton, Kentucky Mayor Gabe Brown posted a highly worded Facebook post urging people to take coronavirus and social distance seriously
Mayor Brown is known to his supporters as a decent character. He was elected unopposed in November 2018
“Listen to dipsh * ts and sensible people,” he wrote, clearly frustrated by the province’s apathy about the coronavirus outbreak. “I may not have the best country house on the bed. I may not be comfortable with you like the governor, but I don’t care.
“You have to realize that this is a tough ordeal. In fact, it’s a great f ** cking deal. Stay at home.’
In his post, he explained that he takes at least three calls a day about Covid-19 and therefore has more information than many of the county residents about the virus.
The post has been shared more than 2,300 times on Facebook and many times on Twitter
He told followers to take the virus more seriously than they were and pretend to have it so as not to spread it to others.
The mayor warned of the consequences if they do not follow his advice and wrote: “More things are coming. If you ignore this problem, the worst thing that can happen is that your mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, aunts, uncles can die. ‘
One user commented on his post on Twitter and wrote: ‘Love this! Go Mayor Gabe Brown! While another wrote: “I think we have a new” American Mayor. ” ‘
Another commented that they liked how he signed his message and tweeted, “I really like ‘best regards’ at the end.
People on Twitter are responding to and encouraging the mayor’s Facebook post
His town of Walton is located in both Boone County and Kenton County in Kentucky. Kenton County is one of the most affected areas in the state with eleven confirmed cases, according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department.
Walton is a small town in Boone Country, Kentucky with just over 3,600 residents
Boone County Governor Andy Beshear has also received praise for his calm and measured daily coronavirus news during the crisis
Unlike the language Mayor Brown uses, Boone County Governor Andy Beshear is also praised for his measured and direct delivery of daily news conferences on Covid-19.
Some residents outside the county even have it offered to trade to get him as their own governor.
Governor Beshear was particularly vocal about a group of young adults who held a “coronavirus party” to defy the province’s directive against social distance in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus.
Reportedly, one party-goer now has the corona virus, much to the dismay of the governor. “This pisses me off,” said the governor at a news conference. “We have to be much better than that.”
As of March 26, CNN’s state-by-state coronavirus case tracker puts Kentucky at 198 total cases to date, with five deaths.
According to Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker, the U.S. has had a total of 69,197 confirmed cases, with 1,050 deaths.
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– Those who are made redundant as a result of the coronavirus outbreak are guaranteed four months of their full salary
– The maximum unemployment insurance benefit is also increased by $ 600 per week, and those payments can last up to four months
– About $ 500 billion of the bill goes to the government and sends checks to Americans who earn less than $ 95,000 – up to $ 1,200 per adult and $ 500 per child
– $ 15.5 billion in additional human funding from the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) food stamp program
– $ 8.8 billion in funding for infant nutrition programs to help children receive meals while schools are closed
– $ 9.5 billion to farmers and livestock and dairy producers who support local food systems, such as farmers’ markets, schools and restaurants
– $ 200 million for an emergency food and relief program for individuals and families
– $ 45 million to support families experiencing domestic violence during this time of isolation from the household
– $ 221 million for companies to improve teleworking opportunities
– A $ 562 million loan program for small businesses
– $ 10 billion for government-owned commercial airports and $ 1.018 billion for Amtrak
– $ 25 billion is provided to public transportation companies, such as subway and metro systems
– $ 25 million to help the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts work and open its doors “once the crisis is over”
– $ 400 million for states to prepare for the 2020 elections, which some speculate should be moved to a digital, external format
– $ 100 billion in grants to hospitals, other health care facilities and centers, and Medicare and Medicaid programs
– $ 13.5 billion for elementary and secondary schools, as thousands have used e-learning