This is what that same webpage and image look like today. I've added a slight red square to highlight the area of the graph which is covered by my first screenshot. Notice how tiny it is.
The other thing to notice is how the Government hasn't kept up that set of bars telling you about state laws anymore. It doesn't mark the date that Governor Kemp put out an order explicitly stopping local mask ordinances. It doesn't highlight any other feelgood speeches.
If you look at this it implies that the Government did nothing. That this is some out of control thing that they had no influence on. I sort of wish that were the case that they could have been a neutral influence on the spread of this virus rather than a negative one.
The last time I remember having that conversation in earnest was on May 25th 2020. This also happens to be the last day I did my own personal screenshot based tracking of the Georgia DPH website. Here is that picture. It is without any edits. It's just a screenshot from the website.
Every time I look at this picture I'm mad about the way in which the lines were added by the government with such weasel word descriptions. The "Shelter in Place order Extended" bar is better described as when we did the first phase of opening up.
We come here in search of a place to express our thoughts outside of the direct control and surveillance of unaccountable, mega-corporations. There is no common theme that binds us other than these being the bonds we've chosen rather than those that have been chosen for us.