Will it be another wasted year for Snowbirds?
Governor DeSantis continues to bury his head in the sand.
The latest figures from the Florida Department of Health show that new cases almost doubled in one week from 23,562 cases the week of July 2 to 45,603 the week of July 9, and are now nearing 60,000 in this last week.
Dr. Charles Murphy, the chief quality officer at Jupiter Medical Center, said these figures align with what they are seeing at his hospital, and across the USA. The Delta variant is wrecking havoc with the unvaccinated.
“We’ve seen a significant increase in cases,” Murphy said. “Several weeks ago we’d actually dropped between zero to five cases in the hospital, and we’ve currently increased to above 40+ cases.”
“Florida is, unfortunately, one of the highest levels in the country right now currently,” Dr Murphy said.
Echoing comments from CDC officials last week, the doctor said the situation is becoming a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
“The vast majority of the cases that we’re seeing that are requiring hospitalization are individuals who are not vaccinated,” Murphy said. “We are also seeing patients in the 30s, 40s and 50s, just not the elderly.”
Dr. Murphy once again stressed the importance of the vaccine because most people who get the shot will either experience mild or no symptoms if they contract the virus.”The vaccines are very effective at preventing severe disease, hospitalization and death related to COVID,” Dr. Murphy said. “It’s the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones.”
Its amazing…. The unvaccinated are delaying our return to normalcy.