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Friday, September 09, 2022

Since April 1, 2021, Florida has by far the highest COVID death rate among the country's six most populated states -- California, Texas, New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania rounding out the half dozen.

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Everyone I know that has vacationed in the porta potty of Floriduh including myself all have contracted COVID down there.

One person after two years of avoiding it caught it withing days of starting a job down there.

He's catering to the magarons that believe it is nothing more than a cold.

The GQP is a death cult.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-09-09 01:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

More from the cited Op-ed...

...It seems that the state's leaders have adopted a "don't say COVID" mindset. The state needs much better and more consistent messaging from the governor and other state leaders on the importance of vaccines.

Gov. DeSantis and Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo rarely mention vaccines or the pandemic anymore even as it kills scores of Floridians every day. They want to put COVID in the rearview mirror, but it keeps showing up in the backseat.

Residents should get vaccinated and then get the boosters, too. They save lives. Do it for yourself. Do it for Florida. Why shouldn't the great state of Florida be able to outperform Maine?...


The op-ed was an informative read, imo.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-09-09 03:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

More winning!

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2022-09-09 04:12 PM | Reply

DeSantis will probably eventually point to this as his proactive way of reducing the cost of Social Security.

#4 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2022-09-09 04:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Gosh CA has much more people.

Why didn't it loose the most?

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-09 04:26 PM | Reply

Another excerpt from the cited op-ed...

...One thing we know works: vaccines. They aren't perfect and they won't prevent everyone from getting the virus, but they keep large swaths of people out of the hospital and the morgue.

Unfortunately, Florida lags in nearly every age group when it comes to getting a first booster, let alone a second. The state is ranked 46th in the percentage of 12- to 17-year-olds with a first booster, 44th in 18- to 64-year-olds and 46th for the 65 and older group, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Maine is ranked 2nd, 7th and 7th, respectively.)

Florida's failing grades don't bode well going forward.

Vaccines remain one of the the best tools to avoid dying from COVID, but too few Floridians are availing themselves of the boosters.

Could Florida's comparatively weak vaccination rate be playing a role in the state's summer spike in the COVID death rate? Time -- and more research -- will tell....


#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-09-09 06:18 PM | Reply

-Everyone I know that has vacationed in the porta potty of Floriduh including myself all have contracted COVID down there.

We were there in July. Nobody got it

#7 | Posted by eberly at 2022-09-09 06:31 PM | Reply

That's right. Zero COVID cases in all of Florida this July.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-09 06:38 PM | Reply

"We were there in July. Nobody got it."

Were you all vaccinated and boosted and/or did any of you have covid prior to going? IOW, just wondering if you all had some built up immunity?

#9 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-09-09 06:42 PM | Reply

That's right. Zero COVID cases in all of Florida this July.

That's because the virus disappears in April when the heat comes in...

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-09-09 06:42 PM | Reply

"Why didn't it loose the most?"

Loose?

#11 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-09-09 06:52 PM | Reply

We were there in July. Nobody got it

#7 | POSTED BY EBERLY

Wow. Now there is some scientific proof folks!! While them "eggheads" at them "science laboratories" at the CDC were busy worrying about how to prevent Covid our own eberly had the answer all along.

Just don't catch it!!

Why that's almost as good as when Jim Inhofe's frozen snowball disproved climate change once and for all!!!

www.washingtonpost.com

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-09-09 06:52 PM | Reply

Thanks Gov. DeSantis.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2022-09-09 06:58 PM | Reply

-Were you all vaccinated and boosted and/or did any of you have covid prior to going? IOW, just wondering if you all had some built up immunity?

We were all vaccinated and boosted.

#14 | Posted by eberly at 2022-09-09 06:58 PM | Reply

-Wow. Now there is some scientific proof folks!!

In response to Nixons scientific proof, which didn't bother you. Because it told you what you wanted to hear.

I pissed on your party.

#15 | Posted by eberly at 2022-09-09 07:00 PM | Reply

Biden should give DeathSentence a medal for killing more MAGAts than the DC cops.

#16 | Posted by bored at 2022-09-09 07:22 PM | Reply

DeSchittstain lied, thousands of Floridians continue to die.

#17 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-09-09 08:38 PM | Reply

Enough to turn the state blue?

#18 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-09-09 09:41 PM | Reply

Where's the incredible golden gracie?

Surely that pee soaked trump loving deathsatanis worshiping pos must have some comment...

Obviously the facts are all wrong, it's just liberal facts.

LOL

Where's gracie?

#19 | Posted by billy_boy at 2022-09-09 09:55 PM | Reply

I got it while in FL for work.

That -------- sucks.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2022-09-09 10:03 PM | Reply

Florida leads country in COVID deaths for a third straight summer

www.baynews9.com

Keep up the good work, DeSchittstain.

#21 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-09-10 10:57 AM | Reply

Just because Florida didn't report Covid cases for a month doesn't mean there weren't cases.

#22 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-09-10 11:56 AM | Reply

The author missed the whole point of desantis' actions. They (think they) owned the libs!

#23 | Posted by lduvall at 2022-09-11 12:23 PM | Reply

Just because Florida didn't report Covid cases for a month doesn't mean there weren't cases.

#22 | Posted by RJSquirrel

That's exactly what the stupid fascist cult thinks it means.

Trump said we shouldnt increase testing to keep the covid numbers from going up.

They dont care about reality. They care about manipulating morons' impression of reality.

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-09-11 02:32 PM | Reply

Florida Racks Up Massive COVID Body Count

should read:

Biden racks up more COVID Body Count than the previous Administration.....with a Vaccine!

#25 | Posted by Maverick at 2022-09-11 03:26 PM | Reply

Biden racks up more COVID Body Count than the previous Administration.....with a Vaccine!

#25 | Posted by Maverick

What should biden have done to erase the anti science covid denial that trump brainwashed into his stupid cult?

I'd love to hear your suggestion.

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-09-12 11:43 AM | Reply

Biden racks up more COVID Body Count than the previous Administration.....with a Vaccine!
#25 | POSTED BY MAVERICK

You think Biden should care if Republicans kill themselves?

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-12 11:55 AM | Reply

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