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A Kentucky county public health department has stopped publishing day-to-day coronavirus updates on its Facebook page after receiving risks and offending talk about the updates, according to a report from the Lexington Herald Leader.
Four things to know:
1. When the pandemic started, Grayson County public health department started posting COVID-19 updates on its Facebook page. The updates garnered around 27,000 views on info that included how quickly the virus was spreading out through the county, local hot areas and death rates.
2. Josh Embry, the countys public health director, even taped videos and published them to the page to use comfort and assistance to fans.
3. In August, according to the report, personnel erased lots of offending or explicit remarks, some of which implicated Mr. Embry of fear-mongering and others that made death hazards. His personnel got rid of improper comments.
4. Mr. Embry decided to stop the everyday updates due to “aggressive remarks” made toward personnel on the page. The department now disperses updates to local media outlets.
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Grayson County public health department started posting COVID-19 updates on its Facebook page when the pandemic started. The updates garnered around 27,000 views on details that consisted of how fast the infection was spreading out through the county, regional hot areas and death rates.
Mr. Embry chose to stop the daily updates due to “aggressive comments” made toward staff on the page.