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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:05 AM

850 Florida healthcare workers urge Gov. Ron DeSantis: 'Act now'


850 Florida healthcare workers urge Gov. Ron DeSantis: ‘Act now’
Their letter pleads for a statewide shelter-in-place order, among other directives.
By Jack Evans
Published 1 hour ago
Updated 26 minutes ago


More than 800 Florida healthcare workers have signed an open letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis in which they urge the governor to take stronger action to slow the spread of coronavirus on several fronts, including issuing an immediate statewide shelter-in-place order.

The letter, released Friday, had 859 signatures as of 10:15 a.m.

“We are the healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida and we urge you to act dramatically to mitigate the spread of the disease, protect and support healthcare workers, and ensure that patients have access to all necessary medical and social services during this crisis," it begins. "Health systems around the world are being stretched dangerously thin and we are not far behind.”


Among its seven points, it pleads for a shelter-in-place order as “the only hope of limiting peak incidence and overall mortality rates, as can be seen empirically from other countries.”

A spokeswoman for DeSantis said Friday that she was not aware of the open letter until a Tampa Bay Times reporter told her about it.

The letter also asks DeSantis to direct commercially produced personal protective equipment — masks, respirators, gowns, gloves — straight to healthcare workers and to ask manufacturers to create those supplies.

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https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2020/03/27/850-florida-healthcare-workers-urge-gov-ron-desantis-act-now/

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Reply 850 Florida healthcare workers urge Gov. Ron DeSantis: 'Act now' (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 2020 OP
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #1
OrlandoDem2 Mar 2020 #4
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #5
OrlandoDem2 Mar 2020 #6
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #7
gibraltar72 Mar 2020 #2
lark Mar 2020 #3

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:18 AM

1. I have lived in Florida my whole life, I'm used to having RW leadership.

I have never been so scared in my whole life about what's coming.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:39 AM

4. Last really good Governor was Bob Graham.

Oh how I wish Gwen Graham had won the nomination.

Charlie Crist did see the light and left the GOP. I’ll give him that.

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:46 AM

5. I was a baby when he was elected governer, other than Charlie Crist and

Lawton Chiles I can't remember any other Democratic governers.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:20 PM

6. I forgot Chiles. He was excellent too. Where has our state party gone?

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:33 PM

7. Buried underneath hacking and cheating of all sorts.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:26 AM

2. Has to check with Trump. Who has to check with Hannity

could take a while.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:28 AM

3. trumpers do anything good for the people, surely they jest?

DeSantis is a stupid rw jerk who only cares about how far his nose is up DT's fat ass and who cares nothing bout the people of his state.

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