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(Local10 WPLG)   Miami mayor blames coronavirus spike on restaurants. Jacksonville mayor sticks his fingers in his ears and screams nah nah can't hear you. Lenny, Lenny, Lenny   (local10.com) divider line
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2020-06-22 8:31:11 PM  
Perhaps you can blame it on the alalalcohol m
 
2020-06-22 8:35:38 PM  
Just mandate that all restaurant workers wear snorkels. That will protect them from the virus and as a bonus if they get stuck inside a safe they will still be able to breathe.
 
2020-06-22 8:36:34 PM  
LENNY!! \m/

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2020-06-22 8:38:05 PM  
Jacksonville can make use of the Landing by converting it into a quarantine.
 
2020-06-22 8:38:11 PM  
It's not just Florida.  Once you open restaurants it all goes to hell with compliance.

I feel bad for hospital workers.  They have to work double shifts for months and months to keep the mortality levels down.
 
2020-06-22 8:39:32 PM  
..oh, and getting COVID, that's another reason I feel bad for hospital people.  Constant exposure in the workplace, or quit and no unemployment.
 
2020-06-22 8:40:10 PM  
Hold the phone. There's some sort of highly communicable disease out there?
 
2020-06-22 8:43:30 PM  
I don't know why he would think that. The fact that it seems like there is a restaurant shutting down every day because one of their employees has COVID-19 must be a coincidence.
 
2020-06-22 8:43:39 PM  
Yeah, somebody should have warned them this would happen! The nerve!
 
2020-06-22 8:44:12 PM  
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2020-06-22 8:45:30 PM  
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2020-06-22 8:47:15 PM  
It's not the resteraunts it's the damn bars. That's why the 20 and 30 year olds are now getting sick. The bars have signs on the doors that say you have to social distance but when you look inside people are sitting elbow to elbow at the bar. Everybody is hugging everyone.
 
2020-06-22 8:50:49 PM  
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2020-06-22 8:51:11 PM  
Livin' off the fatta the land........Tell me again about the rabbits, George
 
2020-06-22 9:00:09 PM  
Lenny?

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2020-06-22 9:00:10 PM  

FloriduhGuy: It's not the resteraunts it's the damn bars. That's why the 20 and 30 year olds are now getting sick. The bars have signs on the doors that say you have to social distance but when you look inside people are sitting elbow to elbow at the bar. Everybody is hugging everyone.


This exactly. I live in Tampa Bay area and all the young people are hanging out at night clubs with people packed into small spaces, yelling drunkenly at the person right next them.
 
2020-06-22 9:03:18 PM  
It's OK to blame restaurants but it was more likely the riots. Of course that is not PC.
 
2020-06-22 9:05:28 PM  

reno301: FloriduhGuy: It's not the resteraunts it's the damn bars. That's why the 20 and 30 year olds are now getting sick. The bars have signs on the doors that say you have to social distance but when you look inside people are sitting elbow to elbow at the bar. Everybody is hugging everyone.

This exactly. I live in Tampa Bay area and all the young people are hanging out at night clubs with people packed into small spaces, yelling drunkenly at the person right next them.


I dont miss that.
 
2020-06-22 9:07:17 PM  

daffy: It's OK to blame restaurants but it was more likely the riots. Of course that is not PC.


Psst.  That's been thoroughly debunked. Plus the places and demographics of the current wave don't match who is currently getting sick.

But you go ahead and keep blaming minorities and the "others" for societal problems.  It's working out oh so well.
 
2020-06-22 9:07:56 PM  

FloriduhGuy: It's not the resteraunts it's the damn bars. That's why the 20 and 30 year olds are now getting sick. The bars have signs on the doors that say you have to social distance but when you look inside people are sitting elbow to elbow at the bar. Everybody is hugging everyone.


My relatives in Tampa say pretty much the same thing. They're livid, especially after spending more than three months inside, spending a LOT on grocery deliveries, and generally getting on each other's nerves.
 
2020-06-22 9:14:00 PM  
Not Lenny!
 
2020-06-22 9:14:46 PM  

mofa: FloriduhGuy: It's not the resteraunts it's the damn bars. That's why the 20 and 30 year olds are now getting sick. The bars have signs on the doors that say you have to social distance but when you look inside people are sitting elbow to elbow at the bar. Everybody is hugging everyone.

My relatives in Tampa say pretty much the same thing. They're livid, especially after spending more than three months inside, spending a LOT on grocery deliveries, and generally getting on each other's nerves.


That's me and my family. Some young woman in the building I work in (thankfully I am working from home) tested positive the day after she spent all night in a bar. How irresponsible to go to a bar when waiting for pending results! She probably infected a bunch of people.
 
2020-06-22 9:16:08 PM  

reno301: mofa: FloriduhGuy: It's not the resteraunts it's the damn bars. That's why the 20 and 30 year olds are now getting sick. The bars have signs on the doors that say you have to social distance but when you look inside people are sitting elbow to elbow at the bar. Everybody is hugging everyone.

My relatives in Tampa say pretty much the same thing. They're livid, especially after spending more than three months inside, spending a LOT on grocery deliveries, and generally getting on each other's nerves.

That's me and my family. Some young woman in the building I work in (thankfully I am working from home) tested positive the day after she spent all night in a bar. How irresponsible to go to a bar when waiting for pending results! She probably infected a bunch of people.


We're in Tampa area as well.
 
2020-06-22 9:20:30 PM  

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Yep.  Makes more sense than mine

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2020-06-22 9:22:24 PM  
Come on Subby we all know who is really to blame. Libs deliberately infecting themselves and others to inflate the numbers and ruin Trump's coronation
 
2020-06-22 9:31:18 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Not Lenny!


Not Lenny!
 
2020-06-22 9:33:20 PM  
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2020-06-22 9:37:56 PM  

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Interesting seeing that from a right-wing cartoonist.
 
2020-06-22 9:41:02 PM  
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2020-06-22 9:43:51 PM  

dbaggins: ..oh, and getting COVID, that's another reason I feel bad for hospital people.  Constant exposure in the workplace, or quit and no unemployment.


Some of them lose me when they say, "I didn't sign up for this."  Um, yeah, you did.  There aren't many other occupations that would be pulled into this.  No one thought, "Hey, we can get those people who artificially inseminate farm animals to work in coronavirus wards.  They were gloves, right?"
 
2020-06-22 9:49:51 PM  
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2020-06-22 9:52:15 PM  
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2020-06-22 10:07:33 PM  

mofa: FloriduhGuy: It's not the resteraunts it's the damn bars. That's why the 20 and 30 year olds are now getting sick. The bars have signs on the doors that say you have to social distance but when you look inside people are sitting elbow to elbow at the bar. Everybody is hugging everyone.

My relatives in Tampa say pretty much the same thing. They're livid, especially after spending more than three months inside, spending a LOT on grocery deliveries, and generally getting on each other's nerves.


One of my friends here in Chicago lives across the street from a massage parlor (yeah that type of massage parlor) and within a few blocks of 4 others. During the shutdown they were closed, but as soon as they were allowed to open back up earlier this month he said the place across the street and the ones he has walked by have been like Grand Central Station.
 
2020-06-22 10:08:33 PM  
What pisses me off its that, no matter how stupid it sounds, this is our Vietnam. We're being asked to stay inside, watch TV, play videogames, take a hit on our income, bake sourdough bread, and Zoom. When I was seven, I thought my Vietnam would literally be "going to Vietnam to die." This is a freaking luxury cruise by comparison, albeit with the standard cruise problem of being stuck on the boat.

I really farking hate being cooped up, but ... there's a deadly, contagious virus out there, and it's killed more than twice the number of Americans as died in Vietnam over twelve years.

// I'm so angry I'm bolding and italicizing things.
 
2020-06-22 10:18:58 PM  

daffy: It's OK to blame restaurants but it was more likely the riots. Of course that is not PC.


Yeah, weird how the states that had huge protests are fine.

Florida had minimal turnout for the protests and our numbers are skyrocketing.
 
2020-06-22 10:20:14 PM  
Local policies may have affected the severity of the recent spike, but the main reason for it seems to be geography.

The four states with the highest daily new cases, and the sharpest rise in new cases, over the past two weeks are California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona. All four states are on the southern border of the continental US. California's governor, Gavin Newsom, has been the poster boy for how to respond to the pandemic, and yet his state leads the nation by over a thousand cases a day, most of them in the south.

It may feel good to blame everything on human activity, particularly if those humans don't vote the way you do, but some things are out of our hands.

The southern spread of the virus, and the declining death rate (remember the models that predicted 3,000 deaths per day about now? Even with the spike, it's plateaued at around 600), may actually be good signs (for those of us in the northern hemisphere, anyway), but if there is one thing this pandemic has never been, it's predictable. I'd love to go out to bars and concerts and movies and hell, even donut shops again, but this thing could turn northwards again almost without warning, so for now I'm playing it safe and slowly going crazy in my empty house.
 
2020-06-22 10:29:31 PM  

middlewaytao: daffy: It's OK to blame restaurants but it was more likely the riots. Of course that is not PC.

Yeah, weird how the states that had huge protests are fine.

Florida had minimal turnout for the protests and our numbers are skyrocketing.


It's all those people that are secretly in that antifa group!  They traveled out of state to protest and cause mayhem and chaos so they wouldn't be recognized, like when they went to bowling green to burn the flags and now brought back the 'Rona and its spreading.

Beat them facts and logix lib.
 
2020-06-22 10:29:33 PM  
Another Florida story IIRC

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2020-06-22 10:31:39 PM  

Cornelius Dribble: The southern spread of the virus, and the declining death rate (remember the models that predicted 3,000 deaths per day about now? Even with the spike, it's plateaued at around 600), may actually be good signs (for those of us in the northern hemisphere, anyway), but if there is one thing this pandemic has never been, it's predictable. I'd love to go out to bars and concerts and movies and hell, even donut shops again, but this thing could turn northwards again almost without warning, so for now I'm playing it safe and slowly going crazy in my empty house.


Those models were based on no intervention, which there was some, and it slowed it, and it can still go back up to that.

Governor Abbot has said that he'll roll back if needed if cases keep rising.
 
2020-06-22 10:41:44 PM  
The only thing that seems to wake up some people is the question "Are you sure C-19 doesn't cause long term sterility?"   China only went into serious lock down once it was reported to infected testicles. A friend's brother is a OB/GYN in Wuhan and his business is close to non-existant now.  They are now 5 months outside of their lockdown and there was a birth control pill access problem there.
 
2020-06-22 10:53:03 PM  

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2020-06-22 11:20:57 PM  

reno301: mofa: FloriduhGuy: It's not the resteraunts it's the damn bars. That's why the 20 and 30 year olds are now getting sick. The bars have signs on the doors that say you have to social distance but when you look inside people are sitting elbow to elbow at the bar. Everybody is hugging everyone.

My relatives in Tampa say pretty much the same thing. They're livid, especially after spending more than three months inside, spending a LOT on grocery deliveries, and generally getting on each other's nerves.

That's me and my family. Some young woman in the building I work in (thankfully I am working from home) tested positive the day after she spent all night in a bar. How irresponsible to go to a bar when waiting for pending results! She probably infected a bunch of people.


Wow! She got sick in less than 24 hours!
 
2020-06-22 11:21:42 PM  

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Odd. No spring break bump.
 
2020-06-22 11:38:11 PM  
I hate to throw water on the "Florida is full of dummies" bonfire, but the death number continues to trend downward, weeks and months after they opened their beaches to media outcry, (and a guy dressed in a grim reaper costume shamed them on the news).  This is also despite their very aged population (5th oldest in the US).

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2020-06-23 12:40:03 AM  

sebas1266: I hate to throw water on the "Florida is full of dummies" bonfire, but the death number continues to trend downward, weeks and months after they opened their beaches to media outcry, (and a guy dressed in a grim reaper costume shamed them on the news).  This is also despite their very aged population (5th oldest in the US).

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Wait another week or so, if cases are spiking, deaths are almost certain to follow.

Also, remember the government has been doing its best to downplay all the numbers.
 
2020-06-23 12:54:05 AM  

bobbyjoebobby: reno301: mofa: FloriduhGuy: It's not the resteraunts it's the damn bars. That's why the 20 and 30 year olds are now getting sick. The bars have signs on the doors that say you have to social distance but when you look inside people are sitting elbow to elbow at the bar. Everybody is hugging everyone.

My relatives in Tampa say pretty much the same thing. They're livid, especially after spending more than three months inside, spending a LOT on grocery deliveries, and generally getting on each other's nerves.

That's me and my family. Some young woman in the building I work in (thankfully I am working from home) tested positive the day after she spent all night in a bar. How irresponsible to go to a bar when waiting for pending results! She probably infected a bunch of people.

Wow! She got sick in less than 24 hours!


You obviously didn't read the whole thing from that posters.

It's literally in the last sentence:

"How irresponsible to go to a bar when waiting for pending results! She probably infected a bunch of people."

On know not reading things is a trope here on fark, but it's not like the poster posted a full article here, it's a whole 2 sentences.

C'mon man, you can do better than that.
 
2020-06-23 1:05:20 AM  

sebas1266: I hate to throw water on the "Florida is full of dummies" bonfire, but the death number continues to trend downward, weeks and months after they opened their beaches to media outcry, (and a guy dressed in a grim reaper costume shamed them on the news).  This is also despite their very aged population (5th oldest in the US).

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Source: NY Times


Theres a 3 week lag, and we've also found since those beach articles (as it is a novel caronavirus, which means "new" we didn't have the data on that and at that point it was not known, but it is now, that outside is pretty damn safe as long as you aren't in a mosh pit or something.

Crazy how that works, we didn't have data on outside activities, but once people started doing outdoor activities, we got data.

So weird.

So deaths haven't caught up, what a precursor to deaths is hospitalization rates, not not test rates, and hospitalization rates are trending upwards.

Like in New York, they when the spike happened it went like this first few weeks case loads went up > next few weeks hospitalizations went up > and then the murders began.

New york didn't see large quantities of death until April, but it was running rampant in early to mid march.

So we're not at the dying stage for florida yet.  The average amount of time someone spent on an icu before dying was 10 days.  So when community spread is large (which florida has only begun that within the past week or so), then hospitalizations start to ramp up (they are), so the next step is deaths.  It's how it has played out for every flare up so far, there's nothing to say this alone won't be different.  Especially because it doesn't appear state government is going to do a damn thing about it.

I give a week to 2 weeks before the deaths start mounting up.  People don't just get sick and then die the moment they catch it.  It's like a 2-3 week process of its own.
 
2020-06-23 1:19:42 AM  

dywed88: sebas1266: I hate to throw water on the "Florida is full of dummies" bonfire, but the death number continues to trend downward, weeks and months after they opened their beaches to media outcry, (and a guy dressed in a grim reaper costume shamed them on the news).  This is also despite their very aged population (5th oldest in the US).

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Source: NY Times

Wait another week or so, if cases are spiking, deaths are almost certain to follow.

Also, remember the government has been doing its best to downplay all the numbers.


Ya gotta have faith! Amen, brother!

In fact, several analysts have noticed that even given the typical two-week lag between rises in cases and rises in deaths, the rise in new deaths is overdue. They may still go up, or there could be something inaccurate in the numbers somehow, but if you are truly scientific-minded, you take such unexpected developments seriously, and are prepared to adjust your interpretation of the data if necessary.

Also, it's all a conspiracy? If they're suppressing the numbers now, why didn't they suppress them when they were higher? Do you have actual proof, or are you making up stuff to make the data fit your opinion? Isn't that what we've all been so frustrated at the Republicans for doing?
 
2020-06-23 1:32:39 AM  

sebas1266: I hate to throw water on the "Florida is full of dummies" bonfire, but the death number continues to trend downward, weeks and months after they opened their beaches to media outcry, (and a guy dressed in a grim reaper costume shamed them on the news).  This is also despite their very aged population (5th oldest in the US).

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Source: NY Times


Lot of shenanigans with reporting from here though, and I think we're still just seeing the tip of the iceberg.
 
2020-06-23 1:56:37 AM  

sebas1266: I hate to throw water on the "Florida is full of dummies" bonfire, but the death number continues to trend downward, weeks and months after they opened their beaches to media outcry, (and a guy dressed in a grim reaper costume shamed them on the news).  This is also despite their very aged population (5th oldest in the US).

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Source: NY Times


Because the younger people who flocked to the beaches and bars causing the new records for daily reported gains haven't passed it on to grandma yet. Give it a fe weeks, the deaths will catch up.
 
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