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Sat Jul 17, 2021, 04:03 PM

New Florida COVID-19 cases nearly double over last week; positivity rate jumps

Last edited Sat Jul 17, 2021, 07:37 PM - Edit history (2)

Source: Fox 13 News

TAMPA, Fla. - New Florida coronavirus cases have nearly doubled in the last week, while the state's positivity rate has also soared, topping 11 percent over the last seven days.

Florida is now issuing coronavirus data only once a week. The Department of Health stopped reporting daily coronavirus statistics in early June at the direction of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

"COVID-19 cases have significantly decreased over the past year as we have a less than 5% positivity rate, and our state is returning to normal, with vaccines widely available throughout Florida," press secretary Christina Pushaw told The News Service of Florida at the time.

The weekly reports are issued each Friday. According to the summary released on June 16, Florida tallied 45,603 new coronavirus cases for the week of July 9-15. That's nearly double the previous week's total of 23,562 and roughly triple the week before that, which was 15,998.

Read more: https://www.fox13news.com/news/new-florida-covid-19-cases-nearly-double-over-last-week-positivity-rate-jumps



It is a pretty ruthless political strategy of Ron DeSantis, one of the favorites for the Republican 2024 Presidential nomination to fight efforts to control the pandemic so that more people in his State die, then Republicans will blame the continuing death toll on Biden. Florida alone accounts for 20 percent of new U.S. COVID cases.

Yet, with the hammerlock the right wing media has on its base, Republicans will be convinced that the the high death toll in vaccine hesitant areas is due to some conspiracy to kill Republicans, rather than seeing themselves as victims of a reckless Republican strategy to sacrifice their own supporters for the political benefit of Republican leaders.

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TomCADem Jul 17 OP
doc03 Jul 17 #1
SheltieLover Jul 17 #2
SheltieLover Jul 17 #3
BumRushDaShow Jul 17 #6
SheltieLover Jul 17 #7
BumRushDaShow Jul 17 #8
SheltieLover Jul 17 #9
stillcool Jul 17 #4
OnDoutside Jul 17 #5
OrlandoDem2 Jul 17 #10
Grokenstein Jul 17 #11
aggiesal Jul 17 #12
BlueWavePsych Jul 18 #13
Akoto Jul 18 #14

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 04:10 PM

1. I am thinking this fall we are going to be back

where we were last year wearing masks and social distzncing.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 04:13 PM

2. I'm still there.

😷

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 04:14 PM

3. They consider this "returning to normal?"



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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 04:31 PM

6. It's the "new normal"

which seems to have different meanings depending on whether you believe in science or not.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 04:38 PM

7. Last I heard

The definition of insanity was the inability to recognize one's environment & respond appropriately to it, so...

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 04:44 PM

8. Well that is certainly true in this case

especially since they are the ones that keep randomly "changing the environment" so they can "own the libs", and then it ends up backfiring on them, and they get hit by their own assault.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 04:47 PM

9. Indeed!

Who wants to "own" other people anyway? Plantation mentality, imho.

Sickos!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 04:19 PM

4. I shouldn't even click on covid anymore

same people in the same states doing the same shit, as they rewrite history.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 04:29 PM

5. Biden presented the road map when he said the Republican Party

were killing Americans by dissuading them from getting vaccinations. Democrats need to seize this higher ground, and relentlessly hammer it home.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 05:00 PM

10. With the proliferation of the vaccine, it is impossible to blame Biden.

It’s now anyone’s choice. The fault lies with those who question the vaccine or those who choose for whatever reason not to get it.

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Response to OrlandoDem2 (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 06:00 PM

11. Biden's success was making the stuff available.

Were Orange Poop Man still in charge, National Guard would still be "confiscating" respirators and Junior would be bellowing "Worship my Daddy, he's gonna have bleachjections and hydrocloroxiwhatever for everybody real soon! Warps peed!" between lines of booger sugar.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 07:54 PM

12. Stop testing, the numbers will drop ...

Do I need the sarcasm thingee?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:16 PM

13. DeathSantis doing what he does best ...

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:30 PM

14. My dad was inpatient in the hospital for surgery last week...

While my mom was talking to one of the nurses, she said that the floor they isolate the COVID patients on didn't have a bed left, and that the Delta variant was kicking their butts. We're in south FL.

I'm a Pfizer vaccine person, and hoping for that booster.

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