Florida Now Has The Seventh Lowest Covid-19 Infection Rate In The Nation

The Covid-19 virus isn’t as widespread in Florida compared to most of the rest of the country right now.

Over the past 7 days, there have been 45.3 cases recorded per 100,000 residents of the state, according to data compiled by the Brown University School of Public Health.

In contrast, the national average over the same 7 day period was much higher – 64 cases per 100,000 residents.

Only six states have had a lower infection rate than Florida over the same timeframe, the data shows.

There are now 43 states with higher infection rates than Florida, including several at or above 100 per 100,000 in the past week.

Florida also has relatively few Covid restrictions compared to many states. Earlier this year Governor Ron DeSantis lifted restrictions, citing CDC data showing high survival rates for the virus, especially for young people.

 

The virus is particularly dangerous for older people, and DeSantis has urged that age group to take precautions. The average age of covid related death in the UK and Germany is 82.4 and 83 years old respectively, statistics published in those countries show (the CDC doesn’t release the average age of Covid related death).

Florida hospitals, including most in the Miami area, also now have a good supply available of two monoclonal antibody treatments, according to the Herald. One of those treatments (made by Regeneron) was given to President Trump after he was infected.

 

(photo: phillip pessar)

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Anonymous
4 months ago

Please still wear a mask until this is over

Yeppers
4 months ago

There’s actually very little evidence non-N95 masks work – especially outdoors.

Anonymous
4 months ago

There’s lots of evidence N95 masks work – especially indoors

Anonymous
4 months ago

I agree that N95 surgical masks do help stop the spread, but you have to admit that the simple fabric masks that vast majority of people use are wholly inadequate and I would argue, superfluous. Hardly anyone properly washes them in the correct manner to sanitize them nor do most avoid touching the mask while in use which defeats the purpose.

While I feel that prudence should guide our behavior when it comes to the most vulnerable, most of the rhetoric behind COVID policies have been political posturing rather than closely monitoring what is most beneficial. Politicians want to appear as if they are doing something so the best option is is promote what is most visible. As an individual, I’ll respect any establishment that asks for me to wear a mask as it is their prerogative and will heed recommendations with those most vulnerable. However, I will not bend over backwards to pander to the political grandstanding when the data has shown that these measures, as a whole, have little to no effect in changing the nature of transmission of the virus. Let’s be thankful the vaccination is underway and less and less of the vulnerable will be afflicted.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Youre throwing out a lot of fancy words but you arent very smart. Smart people arent listening to politicians, they are listening to scientists and medical doctors. All who wear masks.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Medical doctors and scientists are not our elected representatives. Your doctor can recommend a course of treatment for an illness but cannot force you to follow their informed opinion. Elected officials, however, have a great degree of coerce power and are driven with an incentive to enact and enforce policies that help them politically (as human beings it’s inevitable). As individuals we should look at the data and be open to reading many different opinions and come to our own informed opinion.

Anonymous
4 months ago

he/she is referring to results from actual scientific studies not speculation…N95’s work, surgical are ok, cloth masks are very poor at protecting from spread (slightly better on containing sick)

Anonymous
4 months ago

I’d say that the post with the fancy words was one of the most articulate and thoughtful posts that I’ve seen in a comment section on this topic. Well done.
Respect others, and take care of yourself.

Anonymous
4 months ago

“I will not bend over backwards to pander to the political grandstanding when the data has shown that these measures, as a whole, have little to no effect in changing the nature of transmission of the virus”

So, are you going to stay indoors or mingle somewhere without a mask on with hundreds of people who think like you and refuse to wear a mask also?

Anonymous
4 months ago

In my post I mentioned prudence. Since Covid started, I have not attempted to go to gatherings (unlike governor Cuomo during the protests or Newsom at the French Laundry) nor have I disputed any COVID measures from private or public buildings. What I take issue with is when these policies are made by hypocritical leaders with political expediency in mind rather than the experience obtained over the course of the pandemic.

For example, look at the lockdowns and school closures in California and New York. With the results of the first round of lockdowns in the US and Europe shown to be ineffective, the WTO has published that their efficacy is questionable. Further, schools have been verifiably shown to not be death traps they were once said to be.

Remember at the start of this whole thing we were told that masks were not necessary as it wouldn’t do much, but as things became more serious we were told to wear them. I have no issue wearing them, but now more than 10 months into this we should evolve our measures to take account of our experiences and press our elected leaders to take heed.

Anonymous
4 months ago

“I will not bend over backwards to pander to the political grandstanding when the data has shown that these measures, as a whole, have little to no effect in changing the nature of transmission of the virus”

“Since Covid started, I have not attempted to go to gatherings”

“nor have I disputed any COVID measures from private or public buildings”

You seem confused about what to do when it comes to any and everything huh?

Anonymous
4 months ago

My point was being a rational human being. I will respect the rules to enter a building out of respect to the owner and to those around me. I will also act out of my own self interest and avoid large gatherings to lessen the exposure to those vulnerable in my household.

Unlike other places in the world where the concept of individuality is snuffed out, I don’t want to have my elected officials treat me as if I were one more clog in the machine where rights are secondary to the collective good. I pay my taxes and I try to be a good citizen but if I don’t wear a mask while talking a walk or out at the beach I am some sort of criminal?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Surgical masks block 50-70% of the virus, what are you talking about?

Yeppers
4 months ago

Source?

Freedumbs
4 months ago

Just wear a mask when around people and don’t be a whiney little snot about it. Masks significantly help, are only a minor inconvenience to wear, are cheap, and these days they even make you look like someone who has more than a GED and who can think about more than passing out tacos and Pepsi’s at a fast food job.

Anonymous
4 months ago

No sheep

Anonymous
4 months ago

>”Until this is over.”
>Three Biden lockdowns and Antifa riots later…

Anonymous
4 months ago

If only you used your amazing power to see the future and didn’t vote for Trump both times…

Anonymous
4 months ago

miami winning

Anonymous
4 months ago

LET’S HIT THE BARS!

J.
4 months ago

¡Dale!

Anonymous
4 months ago

lol and they want to shut the country down again over a virus that averages 99% survival rate. You know what’s 99%, the chance a small retail business goes under if there’s another unnecessary lockdown.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I think they mean Florida is the 7th state with the lowest rate of reported cases.

Anonymous
4 months ago

When people alleged voter fraud it is all conspiracy theories but when people like you say stuff like this it isn’t? Our Hospitals are not overwhelmed and our nursing homes have not had their residents decimated by COVID. Unfortunately, the residents of nursing homes in states like, NY have faced the worst of COVID and the consequences of bad policy.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Comparing thousands of people dying from a preventable disease vs. Trump conspiracy? When you get to the real world lmk.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Is a highly infectious virus, hardly an easily preventable disease like measles. However, it’s incredible that in less than a year it can now be a preventable disease due to record breaking vaccines. When there is no vaccine you can hardly say it’s preventable. Maybe if the Chinese would have been responsible members of the global community they would have been honest and would have shutdown international travel from Wuhan as they did with domestic flights for their own country at the start, but alas they decided to saved face and let it spread like wildfire.

No matter what COVID policy you personally agree with, all have been unsuccessful in containing it as seen throughout Europe. We are lucky enough to live in a time where we can develop a series of vaccines for a pathogen in a matter of month rather than years.

Anonymous
4 months ago

AND YOU DON’T WORK IN A HOSPITAL! BY THE WAY, TRUMP LOST THE ELECTIONS. HE IS A LOOSER!!!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

I am glad you keep tabs on my employment history. I also did not mention my voting history. Voting irregularities is something relevant to both parties FYI. The all caps thing is a bit hysterical, you sound like an unhinged keyword warrior on Facebook.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Anyone that believes in wide spread voting fraud in the U.S. is drinking the Trump Kool-Aid, and undermining our democracy. And yes, it’s a good bet that you are a Republican and voted for Trump. There is nothing wrong with that, just come out of the closet.

Anonymous
4 months ago

We live in a Constitutional Republic for goodness sakes.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Well I voted for Trump, and will in 2024 if he has to run again.

Anonymous
4 months ago

“If he has to run again”? The people voted, the Electoral College voted. What kind of reality are you living in where you see a vast conspiracy around you everywhere?

Anonymous
4 months ago

He will NEVER be president again! This despicable human scum will end up in jail where he belongs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

I HAVE TDS!!!!!!!!! HELP ME!

Anonymous
4 months ago

You also probably one of the suckes that gave him money!

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s well known that the numbers coming from the State have anomalies and don’t come out with a predictable frequency, which is usually only a problem when you need to spend time massaging the data.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Those are RonDisaster’s numbers

Anonymous
4 months ago

I personally know three people whose loved ones died in nursing homes in Miami. Florida has a higher nursing home death rate than NY, NJ, MA and CA. Just because hospitals arent overwhelmed now it doesnt mean that they wont be if people continue to be careless anti-masks idiots, especially with the holidays.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Anecdotal evidence aside, I did not argue that nursing homes in Florida did not have COVID patients who died, we certainly have and it’s a sad reality of the disease. No one except the Chinese are explicitly at fault for the initial spread of the disease.

However, in terms of domestic policy, In NY the governor made the fatal decision to order nursing homes to accept COVID patients which led to many unnecessary deaths to the most vulnerable. Currently, NY has about 15,000 more deaths than FL with FL having a larger population by a million and a half. If DeSantis would have done the same, he would have been vilified much more than he has already been and would have certainly not received an Emmy award.

Afi Keita James
4 months ago

I Know that’s right.

Anonymous
4 months ago

When you don’t hear what you want so you have to cope 🙁

Afi Keita James
4 months ago

Thank god florida is at least safe.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yeah, we have 1,100,000 reported cases, and 20,000 deaths and counting. We’re doing great!

Anonymous
4 months ago

If this article contains any statistics provided by DeSantis, I would be skeptical.

Anonymous
4 months ago

We as citizens should question everything. Investigate everything. A healthy dose of skepticism is a good thing. An audit of all states should happen when this mess is over and hopefully we learn for when this inevitably happens again. Same goes for our elections.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Thanks to the local govt’s taking things into their own hands INSPITE of the dotard in Tallawassee. Let’s not act like at the state level they had a plan and executed it. They did nothing, including clamping down on testing in order to lower the perception of the reported infection rates – that was their intent – not sure yet if he/they succeeded at that. Remember the last time an idiot crowed about positive results before the game was over? Might want to avoid that again.

Anonymous
4 months ago

lol…Sure..does anyone really believe this?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yeah cos we all go antibodies by now or we died. Either or.