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Georgia passed 20,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths Friday, according to the state Department of Public Health.

The state has averaged 76.1 deaths per day over the past week. The first three days of September have seen more than 100 deaths per day. The highest average daily death toll was in mid-January, when the state averaged about 115 deaths per day.

“It is tragic but not surprising that we have surpassed this grim milestone of 20,000 COVID deaths in our state,” Kathleen Toomey, the state public health commissioner, said in a press release. “Ninety-seven percent of COVID deaths since we’ve had vaccine are in unvaccinated individuals. These deaths are preventable.”

The Georgia DPH again pleaded with residents to get vaccinated Friday — just 42.1% of the state is fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a number that lags behind the national average of 52.9% fully vaccinated.

The Cobb County School District released its weekly COVID-19 data Friday, showing 947 new cases among students and staff over the past week, slightly less than the week before when 1,033 new cases were reported. The total number of cases for the district is now 3,744. This is the third week in a row where new cases have been between 900 and 1,100. 

The highest number of active cases among elementary schools is at Sope Creek, where there are 19 active cases. Of the district's 67 elementary schools, there are 16 with 10 or more cases. 

Among middle schools, Lindley (25 active cases) and McCleskey (22 active cases) have the most cases right now. Four of the 16 high schools have more than 20 active cases — Allatoona (27), McEachern (27), Sprayberry (26) and Walton (21).

As of press time, Marietta City Schools had not published its Friday COVID-19 case report.

Here's a look at Cobb County and state coronavirus numbers reported Friday, and how they compare to the day before. All information comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health. 

Cobb County’s COVID-19 Numbers for Friday Cobb County’s COVID-19 Numbers for Friday

























Georgia’s COVID-19 Numbers for Friday Georgia’s COVID-19 Numbers for Friday

Category 09/03/21 Change


09/03/21 Change
Cases 1,112,84174,245 20,041




Hospitalizations Deaths


74,245 +468
Deaths 20,041 +105

As of Friday, Marietta-based Wellstar Health System had 737 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, 92% of them unvaccinated. The system had 162 COVID-19 patients in Intensive Care Units, 94% of them unvaccinated, and 123 COVID-19 patients on a ventilator, 95% of them unvaccinated.

A Cobb-Douglas Public Health report, including data on how the coronavirus is affecting different ZIP codes, genders and ages, is available at

For a full Cobb County Schools report, visit

For a full Marietta City Schools report, visit

For the Georgia DPH’s full report, visit

National data can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at

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Woodrow Wollesen

Most respectfully, this publication openly asserts (in fact every single day) to be dedicated to and in fact providing “trustworthy reporting”. Further it claims its “mission is to keep our community informed”.

Just few straight forward questions in that regard?

If that is true why then has this publication refused to publish a complete offered factual comprehensive rebuttal to its prior front page article - 'You are not a horse': Health experts warn against use of horse dewormer ivermectin for COVID-19 as sales jump in Cobb"

That rebuttal explicitly challenges this publication to do precisely as it claims – to present “ALL” of the information, data, and facts for everyone within Cobb County to decide for themselves.

It appears what is offered instead is unilateral censorship. Printing only what this publication believes our community should know with its own biased narratives embedded is essentially telling Cobb County “what to think”. Instead it should “ALL” of the facts so our citizens can think for themselves!

As a direct follow up, again challenging this publication’s claims as being “trustworthy” and “keeping our community informed” , a few more straight reasonable questions are tendered?

*All should be reminded (to be emphasized) that the prime objective of the previous censored rebuttal as well this presentation (questioning) remains to encourage everyone (including this publication) to adapt and start to immediately utilize the straight forward process of “ethically grounded reasoned thinking based solely upon objective facts/information independently credibly verifiable” .

*What has been glaringly obvious to date is that process has been completely eliminated – it is wholly nonexistent – there is no reasoned thinking at all.

How? Why?

*A prime pre requisite in order to make informed decisions is to have “ALL” of the available objective information/data, all independently verifiable. “ALL” means “ALL” – not some, not half truths, not unverifiable, non rigorously scrutinized data or information – not what some publication unilaterally believes is desired or wanted by Cobb County citizens.

The proper function for responsible reporting is to provide in a neutral fashion (without narratives or political bias) “ALL” objective, verifiable facts/data. That is precisely what this publication does not offer. This article is a prime example!

*Let’s think about this? Consider every single figure and statistic offered by this article standing alone is completely meaningless. What it does do is to engender fear and become fodder for ill-conceived and disastrous decision making.

* The very basis of all scientific thinking is to garner all objective verifiable data/facts/studies in order to :”FIRST” investigate, test all available premises, and seek reasoned conclusions. Sadly in current environments the complete opposite has become the norm – constantly one starts with a conclusion (usually biased based) then attempts to justify it with selective data (leaving out all other data or opposite findings)!

*So the questions arise in this article (as well most everything coming from this publication) (even its alleged authoritative sources) as follows:

*Of the Cobb County (as well state wide) numbers, how many (segmented by age groups) have or had complicating or other contributing conditions?

* Without rigorously defined and transparent data compilations the figures are meaningless? How many deaths (attributable to COVID) had these other conditions comprised? If so how could any hospital or physician (without an autopsy) ever make such a claim that such was COVID? Why should there not be audits of all of this data to include examination of death certificates and interviews with those that signed same?

Does it matter? Unfortunately (with examples throughout the country including the CDC) the COVID cause of death label has been misused/abused more times than can be counted (actual examples of auto accidents, homicides, even a rattlesnake bite, etc.).

*The exact same misuse/abuse of the COVID label is also rampant across the country (regardless of actual malady, in far too many cases of mistaken diagnoses given similarities to many other respiratory ailments). see, e.g.,

*What definitive tests were performed (specific types by patient) to determine whether COVID, Delta, or other mutant cousin? Accordingly what are breakdowns in all categories between COVID, delta, or other?

* What specific proof in all categories for vax or un vaxed? Of course the obvious skepticism arises since the compelling data, not only domestically but as well internationally is to the complete opposite – it is the vaxed compiling deaths and other serious side effects. see, e.g., (inventor of the gene therapy for all the so called vaccines)

Presently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims some 95% of SARS-CoV-2 infections resulting in hospitalization are occurring among the unvaccinated. This too is a statistical fiction, as they’re using data from January through June 2021, when most of the American public were unvaccinated.Looking at more recent data, we’re finding that the majority of severe cases and hospitalizations are actually occurring among those that received the COVID jab.

*Further, how many of the so called infected (hospitalized) have been released entirely? Of course, the glaring question for all Cobb County citizens is why this publication, all of our so called health agencies, hospitals, and physician groups have not implemented coordinated systems of clinics/stations throughout all of Cobb County to identify and early treat any and all – a proven protocol that greatly lessens (if not substantially eliminates) hospitalizations?

It is a straight forward fact, without “ALL” objective, independently verifiable information\data there exists no possibility whatsoever for any publication, community leader, or any Cobb County citizen to make and arrive at any “informed decisions”.

By unilaterally denying access to “ALL” information\data it means there has not been to date and prospectively any “reasoned thinking”. That also means predictably Cobb County citizens have been misinformed and the downright victims of bad decision making.

The selective distribution of information\data suggests there are efforts to purposely pander to and create biased narratives and fear – that has to cease immediately.

Cobb County citizens have the right to demand no less. Further without access to “ALL” proper information\data, it also means that the Constitutional rights of all citizens have been and are currently being violated – all citizens have rights for informed “CONSENT”- all have Constitutional rights for choice in anything and everything. If that is not “informed” it means it has been denied!

In summary, all (including this publication) are urged to return to “ethically grounded reasoned thinking based solely upon “ALL” objective facts/data independently, properly verifiable”. This publication and all entities need to immediately be persuaded to become 100% transparent and to supply “ALL” information\data (unbiased).

Thank you and God Bless

Thank you and have a blessed day

Woodrow D. Wollesen -

Marietta, GA 30060

Chairman, American Empowerment / veteran 501 (c)(3) non profit, non partisan educational organization/platform; One the nation’s foremost experts/authorities respecting small business operations/capital/financing/entrepreneurship as well expert ethically grounded reasoned thinking/ economic empowerment – former co head of a national law firm, , DC, with representations and litigation throughout all levels of the state/federal judiciaries, including personal appearances before the US Supreme Court, 8 years former Board member, instructor, and executive officer, National Women’s Business Center, Washington, DC, first NWBC Man of the Year, former SBA Small Business Financing Champion, US Presidential Commendation for contributions to national small business, advocate for veterans, minorities, and women in business and entrepreneurship, author, Two National Taekwondo Champion, national record holder, USA Taekwondo - National Role Model Champion, see professional profiles at LinkedIn;

Laura Armstrong

MDJ, we don't want to know the cases, we want to know the deaths.

Face it, probably ONE kid has died in Ga from the covid, but how many from the shot?

Show the mortality.

Last year, Cobb county had almost 400 deaths in the month of July, all reasons, all ages. This year, Cobb lost just 166 people in July, all except about a half dozen were seniors over age 70. Where's the carnage?

Oh yeah, Wellstar is probably full, and their ICU likely has covid cases, both vaxed and unvaxed... but that's because it has prohibited its doctors from prescribing any kind of therapeutics UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE.

Where is the news about the prophylactic drugs, the therapeutic drugs? Missing in action by the Marietta Daily Journal who has joined the cabal of media hiding the facts from the people. Who are DYING. Look at the stats from countries passing out Ivermectin. People are not dying there. As yourself why Afghan "refugees" were given Ivermectin by our government yet they refuse to admit that it could help us.... it's all about making Big Pharma wealthy and "resetting" our free country to a marxist model. Live free or die.

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