UPDATE: Soto puts on the brakes! Because she is intelligent, thoughtful and respects science, Chief Judge Soto moved the Miami Courts back to phase one on Thursday because of the expanding virus numbers in South Florida. Phase One means that the courts will remain open only electronically via Zoom and otherwise will remain closed to in person attendance, so as to stop the spread of the virus. This is what real leaders do. They assess the situation and make a decision that is best for the people they serve. Well done Judge Soto. Well done indeed.
We give credit where credit is due. In a triumph of ignorance over reason; passion over science; MAGA over medicine; and the Third Amendment's clear right not to follow medical advice, Governor "Fire Fauci" DeSantis has achieved the landmark goal of over 5,000 Floridians newly infected with Covid-19 in one day. That's more than the average attendance of a Marlin's game in August. That's as many people as who attended the Trump rally in Oklahoma.
What it is, is a tragedy of epic proportions. Healthy people are going to die. Some people, with their view that they have the absolute right as an American not to wear a mask have brought this on themselves. Others, who believe in science and social distancing have gotten infected and are going to die because of the idiot yahoos who reject science and reason and medicine in favor of QAnon conspiracies. You have the right to be stupid, kill yourself and die. You do not have the right to be stupid and get someone else sick and cause them to die.
For those of you who believe in MAGA, that America is the first, best, and greatest ever, here is something to think about. Well over 100,000 Americans have died from Covid-19. Thailand, has a population of almost 70 million people. 3,157 Thai citizens have contracted Covid-19 and 57 have died. 57 deaths- was a bad hour at the height of the crisis in New York. But hey, MAGA baby.
Name the first female judge to sit in the REGJB.
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