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Thursday, September 10, 2020

One month into the forced reopening of Florida's schools, dozens of classrooms -- along with some entire schools -- have been temporarily shuttered because of coronavirus outbreaks, and infections among school-age children have jumped 34 percent. But parents in many parts of the state don't know if outbreaks of the virus are related to their own schools because the state ordered some counties to keep health data secret.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has pushed aggressively for schools to offer in-person classes, even when Florida was the hot spot of the nation, and threatened to withhold funding if districts did not allow students into classrooms by Aug. 31. ... The Florida Department of Health reported that 10,513 children under age 18 have tested positive since schools started reopening for in-person teaching, an increase of 34 percent.

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... the state ordered some counties to keep health data secret ...

Well, if you don't publish the data about the cases, then those cases don't exist. Right?

And if those cases don't exist, then you won't scare away the tourists visiting the theme parks in Florida.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-10 03:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Some men just want to watch the world burn.

#2 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-09-10 03:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

DeSatanist stepping up Trump's manslaughter game. Targetting the kids for extra points.

At least the GOP will know which homicidal maniac to nominate for the presidency next time.

#3 | Posted by censored at 2020-09-10 03:54 PM | Reply

Proud of the Broward County School Board....they aren't buckling to DeSatanist's demands. My grandson is still doing virtual school.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2020-09-10 04:05 PM | Reply

Why? What's in it for them? Don't they have an interest in safe schools and public health?

The whole thing is beyond stupid. Do they really think if they hide the truth nobody will know?

Florida is such a damn toilet. Too many braindead Republicans.

#5 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-09-10 04:16 PM | Reply

DeSantis' head has been so far up Dotard's keester since he was elected, I'm shocked he didn't hear the briefings in January and February.

#6 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-09-10 04:30 PM | Reply

Ooh, another show of confidence. The virus is on its heels.

#7 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-09-10 04:46 PM | Reply

Trumpublican pols are completely conscience-free, self-serving sub-human garbage.

Good information is dangerous for their careers.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2020-09-10 04:50 PM | Reply

Just need an innocent kid or two to die and all hell will break loose. Just simply criminal behavior.

The state and counties should be being inundated with FOIA filings daily.

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-09-10 05:42 PM | Reply

Not surprising because Florida IS America's sewer system.

#10 | Posted by jvel777 at 2020-09-10 05:46 PM | Reply

He's trying to hide stories like this:

South Carolina 3rd grade teacher, 28, dies from COVID-19

apnews.com

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-09-10 06:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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