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We just can’t dismiss Covid yet

The following editorial appeared in the June 18, 2022 edition of The Daily Sun. OUR POSITION: COVID cases are spiking again and as much as we’d like to, we can’t ignore the dangers. Like us, you’re probably tired of hearing about COVID. But, hopefully, like us, you know better than ignore the fact this virus

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Ladapo’s credibility is sinking

The following editorial was published in The Daily Sun on Mar 9, 2022. There is not much more we can say, or write, about Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo and his antagonistic view of anything the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are in favor of. Ladapo was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to

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Vaccines work for children. Ignore the nonsense spoken in Florida.

By The Washington Post Editorial Board, March 8, 2022. The final decision about whether youths should get vaccinated against the coronavirus is up to them and their parents. We think they should receive the shots; scientific evidence shows that vaccines protect young people from serious illness and death. Unfortunately, though, the message about the efficacy and

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Biden is winning the war against Covid. Is anyone noticing?

By Jennifer Rubin,  Washington Post Columnist, Feb 17,2022. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s glacial pace in recognizing improved conditions and adjusting its mask guidelines has delayed recognition of a remarkable scientific and political triumph: It’s possible that “normal” is just over the horizon. The administration, burned twice by the emergence of the delta and

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Florida hides data showing how many tourists and snowbirds contract COVID-19 in the state

By Chris Persaud and Frank Gluck,  Fort Myers News-Press, Feb 12, 2022. Florida’s latest surge of COVID-19 did little to scare away tourists and snowbirds, state data show, but the influx of visitors and the state’s lack of public case tracking may exaggerate case counts reported elsewhere and undercount them here. When an out-of-stater catches the potentially deadly

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Yes, you really do need the Covid booster

The following editorial appeared in The Daily Sun on Jan 30, 2022. OUR POSITION: As demand wanes for vaccines and booster shots to fight the pandemic we urge those who have failed to protect themselves to think again and get the booster shot to fight the omicron variant. It’s hard to believe we still feel

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Governor DeSantis prioritizes his political ambitions over the health and safety of working families

As Governor DeSantis lies about monoclonal antibody treatment effectiveness and supply, Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz issued the following statement: “It is ludicrous that Governor DeSantis is promoting antibody medicines that, according to the companies that created them, are proven to be ineffective in preventing or treating the current Covid omicron variant infections, which

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DeSantis & Ladapo condemn feds’ decision to stop sending COVID-19 antibody treatments which don’t work on omicron

By Jeffrey Schweers, Capital Bureau | USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA, Jan 25, 2022. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo are condemning Monday’s decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to halt the distribution of antibody treatments that have become central to the state’s COVID response. And DeSantis is even teasing at taking

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DeSantis downplays COVID-19 vaccines and pushes antibody treatment unproven against omicron

By Gerard Albert III and Chris Persaud, Palm Beach Post, Jan 3, 2022. FORT LAUDERDALE — In his first news conference since the omicron variant surged across Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis badmouthed vaccines while pushing for unproven treatments against the mutated pathogen. “With omicron, you know, the vaccinations are not preventing infection,” DeSantis said Monday at Broward Health Medical

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As Florida shatters its record for new coronavirus cases, Democrats ask, ‘Where is Ron DeSantis?’

By Timothy Bella, The Washington Post, Dec 30, 2021. As Florida reported nearly 47,000 new coronavirus cases, again shattering its single-day record since the start of the pandemic, Democrats and critics called on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to do more to address the state’s spike in infections driven by the highly transmissible omicron variant. The state on Wednesday

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Florida Democratic Party condemns DeSantis for inaction as COVID cases surge again

Florida is once again suffering one of the worst COVID outbreaks in the country, with the largest single-day increase of new cases in state history occurring recently. And yet again, as tens of thousands of Floridians fall sick every day, Ron DeSantis and Florida Republicans are refusing to back measures that will prevent infections and save lives. Florida Democratic

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Trump touts effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccine

By Veronica Stracqualursi and David Wright, CNN, December 23, 2021. Former President Donald Trump pushed back on a questioner’s skepticism about the effectiveness and safety of the Covid-19 vaccine in a new interview, saying that the “vaccine works” and “people aren’t dying when they take the vaccine.” “Look, the results of the vaccine are very good, and if you

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Florida’s COVID-19 cases double in the span of a week

By Amira Sweilem, Florida Today, Dec 18, 2021. COVID-19 cases across Florida more than doubled over the course of a week, according to data released by the Florida Department of Health on Friday. From Dec. 10 to Dec. 16, Florida had 29,568 COVID-19 cases and 134.6 cases per 100,000; the week prior, Florida had 13,530 COVID-19 cases and

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Omicron, or no Omicron, get vaccinated

The following editorial appeared in the December 6th edition of The Daily Sun COVID-19, the Delta variant and now Omicron. Will this ever end? Maybe not. The COVID virus seems determined to mutate into historical longevity and its resiliency is frustrating. Your first reaction might be “what the heck. No need to keep getting vaccinated.

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Decoding the data behind Dr. Ladapo’s Covid policies

By Jeffrey Schweers,  Capital Bureau USA TODAY NETWORK, Dec 3, 2021. When he was first introduced by Gov. Ron DeSantis as his nominee to be the next state Surgeon General, Dr. Joseph Ladapo promised that the Department of Health would draw a distinction between science and opinion. “People have been taking the science and misrepresenting

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Think a mild case of COVID-19 is no big deal? Think again.

By TRISH ZORNIO, Florida Phoenix, Oct. 18, 2021. More than 44.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Of them, over 715,000 have died. But what about the millions who lived? Have they fully recovered? According to new research, perhaps not. We often talk about the symptoms of a

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