Source: Alabama Public Health
4-year-old dies from the flu, family says. (AL.com, 2/4/2020)
With 8,000-Plus Deaths in U.S. Alone, Flu Far More Deadly Than Coronavirus. (The Weather Channel, 1/28/2020)
As opposed to 0 deaths from coronavirus in the U.S.3 flu-related deaths in Alabama; widespread activity throughout state. (AL.com, 1/4/2020)
Original 2/23/2020 post, "NIMBY PLUS SIZE: Alabama freaks out over coronovirus. Wouldn't want to live there if I were in a pinch", starts here.
Meet a coupla shakin'-in-their-booties, shittin'-their-diapers white guys. 'Trump loyalists', in other words.
Bradley Byrne, super shameless
According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of 'freak-out', as in 'to make greatly distressed, astonished, or discomposed —often used with out', occurred in 1966.
Other coinages from the same year include:
- granny glasses
- guerrilla theater
- head shop
Oh, what a year it was!
"Eight Miles High" debuted at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending April 9, 1966. It spent 9 weeks on the chart, peaking at #14.