Not content with 3000 new cases a day, Governor Don't Go Low Ron DeSantis is shooting for Florida to get 4000 new cases a day. That's 40,000 newly sick people in 10 days, and although math is not his strong point (as well as science, medicine, logic and good ol common sense) that's over 120,000 sick Floridians in a month. And according to the Governor, that's just the way he wants it.
Item: From the Tampa Bay Times:
Gov. Ron DeSantis and local and state officials on Friday tried to reassure Floridians that rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state were not alarming.
Items from the same Article:
“The trends are absolutely favorable,” Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew said.
“None of these numbers are alarming,” Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said.
“We’re safe. We have capacity. We have resources,” said Maggie Gill, CEO of Tenet Healthcare, which operates five hospitals in Palm Beach County.
BLOGGER DISCOVERS NEW "FLORIDA VIRUS": From the failing NY Times:
A mysterious, but widely read blogger in Miami, Florida, has announced the discovery of a new virus that is apparently only affecting politicians and government officials: "I think it's an off-shoot of Covid-19" says the blogger who writes an extremely well written and entertaining blog: "What my team has been able to isolate is that virus causes the infected to lose their minds. Common sense goes out the window. For example, the Governor thinks the Covid-19 Virus trend in Florida, which went from 700 new cases a day to 4,000 is heading in the right direction. Mayor Gimenez of Miami said the numbers didn't scare him, and someone who works in a Florida Health Care Administration was downright giddy over the trends. The fact that this person's former job was a plumber and has no training in health care doesn't diminish the fact that they were babbling nonsense."
Rumpole was so concerned about the way things were going that he sneaked into a press conference to see things for himself. He was able to surreptitiously take this picture of the governor at the podium:
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