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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:31 PM

Florida students head back to class amid reports of more kids catching COVID-19

Source: NBC News

It was back to school for thousands of Florida students Monday while President Donald Trump's new pandemic adviser dismissed teachers' and parents' COVID-19 concerns as "hysterical" amid reports of a big jump in the number of kids who have tested positive in districts that resumed in-person instruction.

"We are the only country of our peer nations in the Western world who are this hysterical about opening schools," the adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, said as he pressed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his advisers to reopen schools as quickly as possible.

Atlas pushed DeSantis on the issue during a roundtable discussion held in Tallahassee on Monday. The number of confirmed cases in Florida climbed over the weekend to 620,000 and the number of deaths eclipsed 11,200, making it one of the hardest-hit states in the country, the latest NBC News figures showed.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases in children jumped by more than 23 percent with about 9,200 new infections in the last two-plus weeks, according to news reports citing Florida Department of Health data. Most of the new cases were teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/florida-students-head-back-class-amid-pandemic-reports-more-kids-n1238888



Trump finally found a non-demon sperm promoting doctor to push the idea of a rapid reopening and less testing in Dr. Scott Atlas, who is not an immunology specialist. So, I guess in about three weeks we will see how Trump COVID Response 4.0 is working with Trump's new favorite health care "expert" pushing for reopening as fast as possible ... again.

Yup, lets reset back to June before Texas and Florida exploded and demand rapid re-openings to try to kickstart Trump's campaign.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:57 PM

1. Atlas is our version of Sweden's Anders Tegnell

He advocated for herd immunity and now Sweden's death toll is many times greater than other Scandinavian countries. And Tegnell is at least an epidemiologist!

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:58 PM

2. Trump will use everything to keep people away from the polls, including COVID-19.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 01:27 AM

3. CNN just covered this with Cuomo.

A citizen has been trying to get the real numbers from the schools but the state is making them withhold the info and report the data to the state, not even the schools' staffs or students/families are allowed to know the current statistics.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 03:59 AM

4. Nothing is more Republican than homicide by remote control.

All for the sake of Trump's campaign, the resort industry and Wall Street........

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 01:01 PM

5. You can peddle out "experts" all you want. With masks optional, we're pretty f'in stuck with C-19.

The Orange Crime Family. Ignore, suppress, gaslight, attack, rinse and repeat. Truly is a criminal enterprise.

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