Florida hides COVID data
Florida recorded more coronavirus cases last week than California, Texas, New York and Illinois combined. But you won’t hear about it from Governor Ron DeSantis. The state no longer reports daily illness, vaccinations, and deaths.
We’re blind. The governor has made it more difficult for people to be informed.Palm Beach County Commissioner Gregg Weiss
Out of sight, out of mind.
The media is keeping tabs
The New York Times shows that Florida is experiencing full-fledged outbreak, with cases up nearly 200 percent in the past two weeks.
The statewide coronavirus positivity in Florida is running at fifteen percent, three times the safe level of viral transmission. And Florida boasts one out of five new US cases, Newsweek reported.
The constant denigrating of science-based precautions — which started out with mask regulations and then shifted to vaccines — is proving to be deadly.
As the more transmissible Delta variant continues to spread across the country, we will likely continue to experience an increase in COVID cases in the weeks ahead, with these cases concentrated in communities with lower vaccination rates.Jeff Zeints, White House coronavirus response coordinator, quoted in Newsweek.
What’s driving the new infections are unvaccinated 18-to-44-years-olds that are partying, going to gatherings and they’re coming down with the infections.Dr. Alina Alonso, Palm Beach County Health Department
Choosing freedom over life
… getting his own vaccine in private without fanfare, outlawing mask requirements from local governments, promoting fringe medical opinions… and ordering cruise ships to accept unvaccinated Florida passengers… All to promote a disingenuous freedom argument for an airborne spread illness that can be fatal.Frank Cerabino, The Palm Beach Post
The governor wants to give the impression that there is nothing wrong in Florida, but we’re actually leading the country now in COVID.US Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach
Republican lawmakers must … realize that their voters will at some point resent the anti-vaccine advice that is singling them out for death.Heather Cox Richardson
Yup, out of sight, DeSantis is out of his mind.
This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated.CDC Director Rochelle Walensky