Trump vows to control spread of coronavirus as Florida cases rise in fifth day in a row
Florida recently closed its bars again because patrons weren’t wearing masks or practicing social distancing.
Miami-Dade County recently banned restaurants from indoor seating again and Broward County, home to Fort Lauderdale, announced a two-week curfew on Friday that banned most people to go out from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and an ordinance limiting private meetings, indoor or outdoor, up to 10 people maximum.
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“It’s almost guaranteed to get worse unless we do something very dramatic to flatten the curve because we’re heading into flu season,” said Dr. Dena Grayson, disease researcher infectious and former Florida Democratic candidate for Congress.
The coronavirus has operated the intensive care units of some hospitals in the state, and hospitalizations continue to increase, but not as sharply as some days last week. On Sunday, there were more than 9,290 hospitalizations, compared to more than 9,100 on Saturday. Hospitals in Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville have reported recent flare-ups and a critical shortage of antiviral remdesivir.
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Critics have complained that Gov. Ron DeSantis has not mandated a statewide mask order as cases increase. The Republican governor has repeatedly said that policies in hard-hit South Florida might not make sense in the Panhandle, where the infection rate is lower.
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Republican US Senator Marco Rubio even recognized the need for a unified, non-partisan message.
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“One area where I think we could all have improved is to provide a concise message that everyone spreads rather than some of the conflicting messages. And I think everyone shared the blame on it, “he told CBS4 against South Florida this weekend.
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“Instead, we’ve seen a lot of this stuff turn into some kind of partisan fight or a political statement about whether you’re going to wear a mask or not, and that sort of thing.
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Criticism has increased as areas most affected by the state tighten restrictions, double the use of masks, and introduce curfews to help reduce the spread.
The Miami-Dade County Commission recently approved an emergency ordinance that gives code and fire inspectors the power to issue tickets up to $ 100 for individuals and $ 500 for companies that fail to comply no restrictions.
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Yet Walt Disney World reopened its Epcot theme parks and Hollywood Studios on Wednesday. Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom opened last weekend. Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando opened last month.
This summer is completely different for Dena Drost and her 7 and 5 year old daughters. Normally she would be at work and they would be at summer camp.
But the marketing director of a restaurant brand, 33, has been unemployed for more than three months. Her business says she will have a job to return to as soon as it can safely reopen. But she is afraid of what that might look like as cases in Florida continue to rise.
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The mall and other places around his Wellington home are open, but Drost rarely pulls them out saying, “We’re home trying to leave as little as possible.”
She is relieved that the girls only complain once a week about all the changes the virus has meant for school, camp and their social interactions. She said that she felt anxiety “on a daily basis” and that she feared that she could not protect her children from the virus.
“I’m angry that DeSantis only cares about Trump and is willfully ignorant of the virus,” she said. “I think there is no excuse for 5,000 Floridians dead. ”
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