Florida!

The state of Florida is having a terrible week……after kissing Trump’s ass the governor hurriedly open the state for all sorts of activities……and then the news started rolling in…..and the governor had to back track on his previous BS on how safe the state was during the pandemic.

Florida state deaths and cases are rising…..

On another front…..a brain eating amoeba has been found it Florida…..

The brain-eating amoeba has resurfaced in Florida. The state’s Health Department has confirmed the case, saying only that the patient is in Hillsborough County. Naegleria fowleri usually is found in warm freshwater environments, including ponds, rivers and lakes. The state did not say where the infection was contracted, the Tampa Bay Times reports. More common in the South and usually fatal, the infection can destroy brain tissue. Florida has reported 37 cases since 1962. Symptoms can include fever, nausea, hallucinations, headaches and seizures. Nationally, only four of the 143 people known to have become infected survived.

“Adverse health effects on humans can be prevented by avoiding nasal contact with the waters, since the amoeba enters through nasal passages,” the Health Department said. The agency’s advice included suggesting swimmers pinch their nose when in warm freshwater, per CNN. Bodies of warm freshwater near power plants should be avoided, as should any shallow areas when the water temperature is high. For people rinsing congested sinuses, the state said, a neti pot can be a problem. “Use only boiled and cooled, distilled, or sterile water for making sinus rinse solutions for neti pots or performing ritual ablutions,” the Health Department said.

Sorry but not to worry….the amoeba will go hungry.  (Sorry I could not resit the shot)

On the news front about the pandemic…..just when the news is dire about the next wave we are told that it is airborne…..

The WHO still won’t call the coronavirus airborne, even though evidence increasingly shows it is indeed transmissible that way and experts have been warning for months that more attention needs to be paid to transmission via aerosols. Now, 239 scientists from more than 30 countries have published an open letter to the health agency urging it to reconsider its official stance on the matter, which currently states only that the research is inconclusive. “There is no incontrovertible proof that SARS-CoV-2 travels or is transmitted significantly by aerosols, but there is absolutely no evidence that it’s not,” one doctor tells the New York Times. “So at the moment we have to make a decision in the face of uncertainty, and my goodness, it’s going to be a disastrous decision if we get it wrong. So why not just mask up for a few weeks, just in case?”

The WHO’s official stance is that the virus that causes COVID-19 is transmitted via larger respiratory droplets, which typically can only travel about 6 feet before they fall to the ground. Aerosols, on the other hand, are smaller particles that can travel much longer distances and linger in the air, meaning that if the virus is transmitted that way, crowded indoor spaces, especially those with poor ventilation, are a big risk even when social distancing can be maintained. That means more measures (from masks to upgraded air filters and UV lights) may be necessary for true protection. “WHO’s credibility is being undermined through a steady drip-drip of confusing messages, including asymptomatic spread, the use of masks, and now airborne transmission,” one expert tells the Washington Post. The Times has much more, including how a “dated” definition of airborne transmission might be contributing and why it’s difficult to study aerosols

The news just keeps getting worse…..as opposed to the reports that Donald the Orange is giving his supporters….it will not be long before we reach 3 million cases…..and according to Trump that is something to be proud of these days…

Please someone explain to me how 3 million cases is good news.

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45 thoughts on “Florida!

  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    I can barely take it anymore … “The news just keeps getting worse … as opposed to the reports that Donald the Orange is giving his supporters … it will not be long before we reach 3 million cases … and according to Trump that is something to be proud of these days … Please someone explain to me how 3 million cases is good news.”

    1. Those are CASES, not deaths. You have absolutely no clue as to the severity or demographics of the people. Additionally, there are numerous articles pointing out how those numbers are inflated and the questionable accuracy of the tests. What is Trump supposed to do? Become absolute dictator and tell your sorry ass exactly how to live your life? You must be a doctor of psychology because that is one doctorate that would explain your stupidity. Apparently, you are too stupid to remember that all of YOUR unreliable sources were touting herd immunity so the more cases the better.

      1. Who set the tone? You are the owner of the blog. You could have nicely asked me but YOU chose to use profanity.

      2. No, you want respect but don’t show it. I don’t need your respect.

      3. Then maybe you will do us all a favor and go away…thanx for your moronic words…we all got a chuckle. chuq

      4. I will do myself a favor and as soon as I stop ROFLMAO at you, I will unfollow your worthless blogs.

      5. No worries!! Do you know what ROFLMPRAO means? If not, please google … I think I’ll bring you back to me! LOL … 🤣

      6. You mean the posts where he leads by insulting the President and the uses profanity in his replies to me? I’m just following chuqles lead.

      7. So, you get to insult someone, but I can’t? Why don’t you go have another s’more and leave me alone.

      8. I admit I called you a Trump troll because it annoyed the heck out of me that you were personally attacking a blogger I like and respect. This type of behavior may be usual on social media sites like twitter, but for the most part on WP we generally keep thing civil even when we disagree. My suggestion to you is to take a deep breath, stop name calling, and if you disagree make your point in a civilized manner. 😊

      9. Thank you for the civility. Now if you would apply that to our President we might be able to have a discussion.

      10. You will be wrong. Health care is a local issue and YOU are responsible for your own care not the President. If you want someone else to be responsible for and run your life find another country.

      11. I’m talking about his bungling of the pandemic. His turning mask-wearing and social distancing into political issues. His insistence that COVID-19 is nothing worse than a common flu. His playing games with withholding PPE from certain states. His persistence in holding rallies with no protection. And now his bullying tactics to reopen schools with little to no guidelines in place. No, he’d rather label peaceful protesters terrorists and personally attack NASCAR’s only Black driver. As I said, history will judge.

      12. The entire “pandemic” was made political by WHO and China. Democrats demanded Trump follow doctor’s orders. Those doctors are political and didn’t know squat or just made up crap. Trump consistently said that LOCAL officials should do what was needed for their LOCAL conditions. He did not jungle anything. Or would you have preferred he act like a dictator? You seem to prefer that form of government. How did he turn stuff into political issues? His enemies we’re using those items to try and impeach him. He is bullying no one. He is presenting his negotiating position based in the facts he has. Then he says it is up to local schools to make their own decisions.

      13. OMG! You call what I see on TV every night peaceful? Which dictionary are you using?

      14. Hijack? Ok. Where else can we debate this? I did reference you in the second term thread. Now I just need to figure out how to stop getting notified of comments. I’m not following chuq’s blog anymore but am getting comment notifications.

      15. Time to ignore….his first comment insulted a fellow blogger….a typical Trumpies that likes to pretend they are a victim….done chuq

  2. Apparently the brain-eating amoeba has already eaten this blog’s author. Not even worth clustering up my feed with this blog any more.

      1. Idiot. I posted on another of your factless threads. Today I’ll post on another. Now two. I’m not gone yet idiot. Just check your followers list.

      2. Again that is how lies get stated…if you would spend some time reading and less time trashing you would see that I giving most sides to an issue. chuq

      3. LOL You have high-level TDS. You offer ONLY anti-Trump bias which you laughably call fact.

  3. Even now, the advice and ‘rules’ are still constantly conflicting and confusing. We need one authority to come out with a clear set of guidelines and accurate information.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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