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Coronavirus in Florida

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by rivergator, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. WarDamnGator

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    I think republicans mistakenly thought their “the cure can’t be worse than the disease” was going to play a lot better than it actually did.
     
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  2. mutz87

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    There ceratinly seems to be some of that from where I sit. I think there is also fear and it's being masked by hesitancy portrayed as prudence.
     
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  3. channingcrowderhungry

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    It is pretty amazing. I kept telling me business partners what was going to happen in the next day or two by looking at what was happening elsewhere. We shut the bar down a day before it was mandatory. We talked yesterday about how a state quarantine was coming. That happened today. All you had to do was look around and be proactive, this really wasn't hard to figure out.
     
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  4. GCNumber7

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    DeSantis had been doing great but his actions for the past 3 weeks have been baffling. Not shutting down the beaches 3 weeks ago is inexcusable and will most certainly cost lives.
     
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  5. channingcrowderhungry

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    Dying for the Dow didnt last too long.

    Train engineers
    Sanitation Engineers,
     
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  6. WarDamnGator

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    Most engineers I know sit at computers in their office in a sad and lonely existence, probably a pretty safe occupation to let slide ... even if they are just designing a swimming pool site plan. Now, bike shops, liquor stores, marijuana distributors, on the other hand ...
     
  7. channingcrowderhungry

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    Weird my reply turned into two half replies...

    If they did a stay at home order and shut down liquor stores, people would riot.
     
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  8. mutz87

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    A prudent thing y'all did, as tough as it was. I don't forget for a moment your situation and those in similar ones--including my fam and other friends. :(

    It feels as if some folks, political leaders and otherwise cannot wrap their heads around witnessing the low rolling tsunami coming ashore will do any major damage despite similar ones doing so elsewhere. Although I'm critical of DeSantis on this issue as I truly believe it's deserved, this type of paralysis in decision-making is not uncommon.
     
  9. AndyGator

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    Close. I do sit at a computer most of the day, but spend several hours a day in meetings (with other engineers :)) in a fairly safe environment. As one of my colleagues mentioned with social isolation the rest of the world is finally catching up with us.

    But based on the rest of the world that I have seen and even many posters on this site, my existence is quite good and quite fulfilling, thank you very much. ;)
     
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  10. oragator1

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    1032 new cases today and 16 deaths.
    Yesterday was 1037 and 14.
     
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  11. GatorJMDZ

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    Sure glad we'll be through the worst of this by March 30th.:(
     
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  12. ThePlayer

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    This day escalated quickly like your post suggested.
    From 6,955 cases and a death toll of 87,
    Now 7,773 cases to a total 101 deaths.

    Florida saw a second day of more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases confirmed by the state’s Department of Health.

    As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, 1,033 more confirmed cases have been reported, upping the state total to at least 7,773 positive cases, according to the latest report from Florida health officials. Florida ranks fifth in the nation in confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to The New York Times national database.

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/co...1.html?utm_source=pushly&intcid=pushly_502704
     
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  13. Nic

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    I wouldn't call it proactive with over 6000 cases at the time of finally calling it. +1,032 cases just today (Wed) up to 7773 in Florida. Of all the states, one with 2nd oldest population and at risk the call should have been made weeks ago. It will still help by doing it now, but with that many cases and 14 day symptom window (and asymtopmatic nature), that shit is way more than 7773 by now.

    Hope my family does ok. Parents are right near The Villages. That place is ripe for an explosion.
     
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  14. mdgator05

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    I was more meaning it in terms of areas that don't have a ton of cases, but yeah, in general, it wasn't really proactive for Florida. Hopefully, the patchwork of local measures was enough to hold it back.
     
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  15. demosthenes

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    I’m with you. It’s his house, he pays taxes there which supports that sheriff, and so long as he’s abiding by the stay at home orders at his vacation home then good for him having the ability to look out at a beach rather than podunk Georgia.
     
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  16. 96Gatorcise

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    My parents are in OTOTW in Marion county. My mom tells me that the folks there are having golf cart parades everyday to show off their defiance to the virus. That it's the newer, younger retired that are doing it. She just shakes her head.
     
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  17. Bazza

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    These churches are exempt from the new mandate, from what I understand.

    I don't understand why all churches haven't by now cancelled all traditional services, much like bars and restaurants have precluded patrons from dining inside.

    Cyber services should be the order of the day. Certainly all seniors stay at home and if need be phone calls to the church to assist with any special needs like those not able to access online service.

    If they only do this for the current mandate of 30 days it will help.
     
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  18. gatorstevelp

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    My small 400 member church went cyber three weeks ago
     
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  19. gatorpa

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    Our about 1500 members did the same..
    Also canceled all small groups.
     
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  20. OklahomaGator

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    Florida reporting 209 deaths today, 310 total.