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Wed Aug 25, 2021, 09:08 AM

Bodies stacked to the ceiling as COVID-19 surge creates backlog at Florida funeral homes,crematories

Bodies stacked to the ceiling as COVID-19 surge creates backlog at Florida funeral homes, crematories
https://www.wfla.com/community/health/coronavirus/bodies-stacked-to-the-ceiling-as-covid-19-surge-creates-backlog-at-florida-funeral-homes-crematories/
At West Side Crematory in Winter Garden, they’re overwhelmed with the remains of people that need to be cremated.

There’s an influx of bodies like they’ve never seen, worse than the first wave of COVID-19. The area where bodies are stored prior to being cremated is stacked to the ceiling. The staff is working day and night to honor the dead.

WESH 2 called 20 funeral homes and crematories and many were too busy to be part of our story. Some were too busy to even talk on the phone. One funeral director said that in a 30-minute period where he talked to his partner, four new cases came in.

Mike Marchetti, the area manager for Newcomer Funeral Homes, says as much as they don’t want to, sometimes they have to delay meetings with families and delay funerals because they only have so much staff.


227 deaths reported per day right now (not date of death, just date death reported so many of these were days or weeks ago)

But still, that's a plane crash a day in FL

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Reply Bodies stacked to the ceiling as COVID-19 surge creates backlog at Florida funeral homes,crematories (Original post)
Roland99 Aug 2021 OP
Champp Aug 2021 #1
FM123 Aug 2021 #2
Botany Aug 2021 #3
Texaswitchy Aug 2021 #4
CrackityJones75 Aug 2021 #9
SweetieD Aug 2021 #5
sarge43 Aug 2021 #18
Vogon_Glory Aug 2021 #6
Johnny2X2X Aug 2021 #7
Niagara Aug 2021 #8
machoneman Aug 2021 #10
Baitball Blogger Aug 2021 #11
IronLionZion Aug 2021 #12
Traildogbob Aug 2021 #13
ornotna Aug 2021 #14
Traildogbob Aug 2021 #15
Captain Zero Aug 2021 #16
obamanut2012 Aug 2021 #19
Traildogbob Aug 2021 #20
NoMoreRepugs Aug 2021 #17
struggle4progress Aug 2021 #21

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 09:10 AM

1. Republicans are responsible for this horrendous ruination of lives

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 09:10 AM

2. I hate DeSatan so much, more than words can say...

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 09:22 AM

3. Well @ least DeSantis is stimulating the economy

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 09:23 AM

4. Like India.

Watched the news from India.

Terrible.

Next will be mass graves.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 09:32 AM

9. I have heard from someone there

 

I have heard from someone there that said take what the news is saying about India and multiply it by at least 40.

There was a thread on DU last week wondering how India was doing so well. The answer appears to be that the nees out of there is lies.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 09:24 AM

5. Florida won't even count the death until a death certificate is filed and

Because so many people are dying the vital records office is lagging. We won't even know the true August death numbers until late September.

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Response to SweetieD (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:54 AM

18. Just processing the death certificate could be a mess

If Florida's requirements are the same as New Hampshire, the maiden name of the deceased wife is required and the names of parents and mother's maiden name. I had a time running down the spelling of mother's-in-law (deceased) name. Hubby's birth certificate was buried in the depths of his paper work that he never organized.

If so, this is alone will be a cluster coitus. Florida is filled with people in transit, snow birds, vacationers, people with second seasonal homes, most from out of state, more than a few from out of country. Very few people on a two week vacation bring all their personal records and documents with them. Then there's the solitary, especially the elderly.

I'd say you're being generous about late September.

Congratulations DeSatan and Repubs: You broke it, maybe beyond repair.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 09:26 AM

6. This is HORRIBLE! So many of these deaths were avoidable!

As sick and tired as I am of the mask mandates, I believe that many of the dead waiting cremation and burial would still be alive if they’d gotten vaccinated.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 09:27 AM

7. It's going to get much worse in FL for deaths

They're still several weeks away from peak deaths if their cases are leveling off now. Could start to see 4 or 5 hundred a day there for an extended time.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 10:47 AM

10. I had wondered about funeral homes and even cemetery workers digging grave sites. FL may end up....

digging trenches for mass burials that we'd normally only see in places/countries struck by a huge # of deaths in a very short time.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 10:54 AM

11. This comment brings new meaning to the phrase, "God's waiting room."

"Mike Marchetti, the area manager for Newcomer Funeral Homes, says as much as they don’t want to, sometimes they have to delay meetings with families and delay funerals because they only have so much staff."

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 10:56 AM

12. This is the Republican job creation plan

for hospitals, funeral homes, crematories, etc. We don't call him "DeathSentence" for nothing.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:19 AM

13. Real estate

Is outrageously high in Florida. Flood zones, soon to increase massively, will not allow grave sites. Cremation or mass grave burnings may be needed. That should blow up some evilgelicals minds that do not believe in cremation and destroying bodies of the dead. MAGA! We need mandates that don’t allow non resident burials in other states. WNC is littered with 2nd and 3rd millionaire homes of extremely wealthy Florida real waste tycoons. They may start buying up forests and mountains here to bury DeSantan victims. And he, DeSatan plans on being president, or maybe even Trumps VP. I don’t see trump NOT running to get revenge on everyone. What a fucked up country we have become. God AINT Blessin the Untied Staaaaash. And we are suppose to believe “In God We Trust” plastered on everything. He sent trump, and according to his cult is in the war to reinstate trump.
2020 is calling, “Ya miss me yet?” The last half of 2021 is gonna be very deadly, from virus explosion from schools and Football and white Taliban mass murders. This is all the result of GQP, Fox and white wing media. Guess we just need to hike and drink wine and keep good music playing in the Bose headphones.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:29 AM

14. Mountains? Here in Florida?

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Response to ornotna (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:34 AM

15. If you look

I said the real estate tycoons buying up mountain land for second and third homes here, in WNC, may start buying more mountain land for graveyards to bury floridiots. With a hint of sarcasm. I know Florida has no mountains,😏.

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Response to ornotna (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:38 AM

16. Mountains of Bodies

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:59 AM

19. Flood zones have actually been decreased

In Palm Beach County and Broward. Also, we have plenty of empty real estate here in FL, more than enough the DeSantis' dead.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 12:10 PM

20. Until the ocean

Creeps in. May need to bury inland. Or fill some sink holes. It is such an unnecessary problem. DeSatan is only one branch of this evil tree. But damn, Florida can do better, he barley won, IF he did. We have our own asshole. WNC was devastated by floods in Haywood County. Equal to Tennessee floods. Cawthorn is nowhere to be found, except tweeting stupid shit about Biden. Good luck down there. Hoping people wake up. Being woke may save the country. I don’t know, do zombies ever wake up? Even after feasting on brains?

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:50 AM

17. Small wonder he is a leading contender to replace tRUMP. In the world of the

Deplorable BatShitCrazedLoon's he's doing a great job owning the Libs.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Aug 25, 2021, 12:11 PM

21. Look! The GOP plan to boost the economy in action!

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