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Sun Jul 12, 2020, 10:59 AM

Florida reports over 15,000 COVID-19 cases in single-day record

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 in a single day on Sunday as the growing outbreak forces state authorities to close some businesses and beaches.

If Florida were a country, it would rank fourth in the world for the most new cases a day behind the United States, Brazil and India.

Its daily increases have already surpassed the highest daily tally reported by any European country during the height of the pandemic there. Florida has also broken New York State’s record of 12,847 new cases on April 10 when it was the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak.

To combat the outbreak, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered bars to close but has resisted calls for a statewide mandate to wear masks in public.


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-florida-idUSKCN24D0I5

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Reply Florida reports over 15,000 COVID-19 cases in single-day record (Original post)
EarthFirst Jul 2020 OP
yardwork Jul 2020 #1
spinbaby Jul 2020 #8
BigmanPigman Jul 2020 #25
spinbaby Jul 2020 #26
IronLionZion Jul 2020 #14
TomCADem Jul 2020 #2
Eyeball_Kid Jul 2020 #4
BumRushDaShow Jul 2020 #3
yaesu Jul 2020 #5
seta1950 Jul 2020 #6
Faygo Kid Jul 2020 #7
Quemado Jul 2020 #12
roamer65 Jul 2020 #20
left-of-center2012 Jul 2020 #9
Scurrilous Jul 2020 #18
NoMoreRepugs Jul 2020 #10
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #24
Auggie Jul 2020 #11
Chainfire Jul 2020 #13
IronLionZion Jul 2020 #15
lambchopp59 Jul 2020 #16
dalton99a Jul 2020 #27
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2020 #17
ProfessorGAC Jul 2020 #19
bagimin Jul 2020 #21
MySideOfTown Jul 2020 #22
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #23
Jose Garcia Jul 2020 #28
Jose Garcia Jul 2020 #29

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:09 AM

1. Let's open Disney World! Wait.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:33 AM

8. I would go to Disney World

If I lived in Orlando, I wouldn’t hesitate to go to Disney World. From all reports, they’re doing an excellent job of enforcing masks and social distancing.I have friends in Orlando who say Disney is way safer than Target or Publix. I wouldn’t risk the travel , but if I were local, I’d definitely go.

BTW, I know a respiratory therapist is the area who is being offered exorbitant amounts of money to work extra shifts because the hospitals are so swamped.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:08 PM

25. There were several posts from visitors

who went there yesterday. They showed videos of what the social distancing really looked like as opposed to what Disney says and showed. Big difference! Lines of people with no social distancing at all, going in both directions, etc. They turned around and left.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #25)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 09:56 AM

26. I have friends who went and were impressed by the safety measures

They’re also reporting that people all over the Orlando area are going to restaurants, stores, and gyms with many not wearing masks.

Meanwhile Hong Kong Disneyland is closing again over 52 cases.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:01 PM

14. Disney World reopened yesterday

sunshine and magic will make the virus disappear. It won't work if you don't believe. Click your heels 3 times and say MAGA

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:14 AM

2. Coronavirus Florida: Scott critical of bailout plan for giving too much to jobless

Back in March, Rick Scott was attacking New York and other Democratic states for federal bailouts and bragging about how Florida was doing.

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/local/state/2020/03/26/coronavirus-florida-scott-critical-bailout-plan-giving-too-much-jobless/2921280001/

TALLAHASSEE – After helping craft a Florida unemployment benefits system that is among the stingiest in the nation, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott is now among a group of Republican senators critical of the $2 trillion coronavirus bailout package making its way through Congress.

Scott, who ultimately supported the massive proposal expected to win House approval Friday, said the $600 weekly payouts to those losing their jobs would “disincentive people from returning to the workforce.”

“When this crisis is over, we want everyone to go back into the workforce and we should not be creating a perverse incentive not to work,” Scott said in a statement, following the Senate vote late Wednesday.

Labor representatives, who held a media call Thursday to discuss their campaign urging Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to relax provisions of the state’s unemployment benefits law, condemned Scott’s stance.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:24 AM

4. "Social Engineer" Rick Scott doesn't know squat.

$600 weekly for a family of 4 is subsistence. Oh.. Big disincentive there, Rick. This ain't the Great Depression when a loaf of bread was a dime. A nutritious loaf of bread is a five-spot when it's on sale. But Skeletor/Medicare Fraudster really knows how to pinch those pennies: Just STEAL!

What an asshole.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:24 AM

3. Wapo listing 15,300



Coronavirus update: Florida shatters single-day infection record with 15,300 new cases

Florida on Sunday reported a record 15,300 new coronavirus cases, the most by any state in a single day since the pandemic reached the United States. The staggering number was the result of both increased testing and widespread community transmission that has affected the state’s population centers as well as its rural areas. It shattered the previous highs of 11,694 reported by California last week and 11,571 reported by New York on April 15. Florida is set to hold the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville next month and has ordered schools to reopen five days a week.

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Shortly before Florida announced the new cases, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made the rounds on Sunday news talk shows, where she continued to press schools to reopen even as fresh evidence emerged that the United States was failing to control new waves of infection and death.

In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union,” DeVos said she would like to see closed schools be the “exception” rather than the norm. “The goal needs to be that kids are learning, full-time, this fall,” she said. “Kids need to get back in the classroom.”

DeVos added on “Fox News Sunday” that the Trump administration was looking at “all the options” for pulling federal funding from schools that don’t open in the fall. “American investment in education is a promise to students and their families,” she said. “If schools aren’t going to reopen … they shouldn’t get the funds.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/12/coronavirus-update-us/


Civics 101 - Congress alone authorizes funding and what it is to be spent on.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:28 AM

5. I'm surprised they're allowed to report virus totals, tRump will have dumber put a stop

to that. It would help if Fla had a governor smarter than the virus.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:31 AM

6. Wow

They kids in school? These people are criminals

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:32 AM

7. I moved from Michigan to Florida, and got DeSantis instead of Whitmer

I retired here, and can testify that our governor is a Class A ignoramus, Trump-loving JERK.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:45 AM

12. I moved from Texas to New Mexico, and got Lujan-Grisham instead of Abbott.

I retired in New Mexico. Our governor, Michelle Lujan-Grisham, is doing a much better job that the Trump clown in Baja Oklahoma.

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Response to Quemado (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 02:48 PM

20. Baja Oklahoma.



Good one!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:38 AM

9. I have friends in Miami & Orlando

They are scared shitless to go out.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 01:12 PM

18. I live in Miami and I've wandered no further than my front curb since March.

I'm not going anywhere until Biden gives the all clear.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:41 AM

10. DeSantis should change his name to IbeInsane.

No mandated mask order.

His video rant at the White House sure does reinforce the fact that he is a total MORON.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 04:18 PM

24. DeSatanist

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:43 AM

11. This is what the entire country was totaling a few months ago

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 11:49 AM

13. And the governors office

is busy planning the reopening schools in a few weeks. Now that is leadership

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:04 PM

15. Kids can visit their grandparents after school

while parents go back to work.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 12:39 PM

16. Frustration

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Response to lambchopp59 (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 10:49 AM

27. +1. Taiwan never closed its schools

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 01:05 PM

17. Winning Baby!!!!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 01:47 PM

19. Positivity Nearly 20%

Per USA Today article.
That's what some states saw in early April when they were only testing people clearly already sick!
As tests went up, rate went down, then mitigation dropped it more.
Yes, they're testing a lot, but 20% is pretty awful.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 02:52 PM

21. Palm beach Co. is leaning toward remote learning

according to the Sun-Sentinel 7/11/20.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 04:04 PM

22. we're in some pretty shit now.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 04:17 PM

23. Governor DeSatanist must be so proud.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 12:37 PM

28. Another 12,624 cases today

Florida adds another 12,624 cases of COVID-19

Florida announced another 12,624 cases of COVID-19 Monday, short of a record but continuing the high case totals that have made the state one of the world centers for the disease.

The number of people hospitalized for the disease continued to rise, going from 7,511 Sunday to 8,072 on Monday, according to the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration. Broward County reported a 30% increase in hospitalizations since Sunday.

The new case total fell short of the record-shattering 15,300 cases announced Sunday, a figure that generated headlines across the United States.

There were 35 additional deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health, which puts out daily reports on the COVID-19 situation. This was the lowest daily death count in more than a week, although death totals fluctuate from day to day, and the overall trend in deaths has been upward over the past two weeks.

More: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/coronavirus/fl-ne-florida-coronavirus-deaths-cases-monday-july-13-20200713-5h5o4pg7ynhetlluscf3sfpuau-story.html

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