- Breitbart News 23:07July 14, 2020Rubio: 'At Some Point, Schools Really Do Need to Open'Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) weighed in on the possibility schools remain closed heading into the fall semester as the United States battles the coronavirus pandemic.
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- FoxNews 22:04July 14, 2020Broward County superintendent pushes for full online classes if coronavirus cases don't declineOfficials in Broward County Florida are not optimistic that coronavirus cases will decline low enough to reopen schools at the start of the semester.
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- Business Insider 20:10July 14, 2020'Pandemonium' in Palm Beach as the ultrawealthy scramble to snap up mansions on the island post-lockdownPalm Beach mansions asking upwards of $70 million are flying off the market, say local real estate agents.
In 2019, 123 single-family homes sold in the area over the course of the entire year. In the second quarter of 2020 alone, 106 single-family homes sold.
Post-lockdown, buyers are looking for more safety and security than ever before: Florida offers many enticing benefits, like tax savings, more space, and warm weather.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Palm Beach real estate agent Sonja Stevens listed a mansion on the island in late May, and within a few days received three offers, including one for the full $19.5 million asking price.
Stevens, of Douglas Elliman, believes that the Palm Beach property — a main house, guest home, and plenty of green space – was especially appealing during the pandemic. She said she received 20 calls the first day it was listed.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A very pink 1980s mansion in an exclusive desert enclave near LA comes with neon light fixtures and a waterfall bar. Take a look inside.8 ways luxury buildings will never be the same, from touchless elevators to a lot more outdoor spaceLess popular yachting destinations in Mediterranean countries with low COVID-19 counts are opening back up to all travelers while Italy and France remain restricted
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- Business Insider 19:44July 14, 2020The Republican National Committee reportedly wants to move most of their Jacksonville convention outdoors nowThe Republican National Committee is now planning on holding most of the events of their August presidential convention in Jacksonville, Florida outdoors instead of in an indoor arena, The New York Times reported.
Florida is currently experiencing one of the worst and fastest-growing COVID-19 outbreaks in the country with a seven-day average of 10,855 new confirmed cases and 71 new deaths per day.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Republican National Committee is now planning on holding their August presidential convention in Jacksonville, Florida outdoors due to COVID-19, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.
The Washington Post had reported on Thursday that GOP officials were looking into holding the convention mostly outdoors and were "studying" the logistics of holding the convention at "two outdoor professional sports stadiums." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why Pikes Peak is the most dangerous racetrack in AmericaSee Also:Fauci reportedly has no plans to leave his post in the Trump administration despite the White House's efforts to undermine himDr. Fauci says Trump is 'obviously' wrong that '99%' of coronavirus cases are 'totally harmless'Reporter tests positive for the coronavirus after attending two White House press briefings with Kayleigh McEnany this week
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- Breitbart News 19:32July 14, 2020FOX 35 Investigation Reveals Inflated Florida Coronavirus NumbersA FOX 35 investigation released on Monday discovered an inflation of coronavirus cases by the Florida Department of Health. The Sunshine State's health authorities misreported the number of persons testing positive for coronavirus in its aggregation and publication of test results from laboratories.
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- FoxNews 14:59July 14, 2020Florida woman gets job washing dishes at nursing home to be close to husband: 'Isolation kills'A woman in Florida took a part-time dishwashing job at her husband's assisted living facility to be able to see him amid COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
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- Business Insider 00:51July 14, 2020NYC reported zero deaths from coronavirus for the first time since start of pandemic while Florida sees record numbers of new casesNoam Galai/Getty Images New York City Health officials reported zero coronavirus related deaths for the first time since the city's first reported fatality in March.
"It's something that should make us hopeful, but it's very hard to take a victory lap because we know we have so much more ahead," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Florida beat the previous daily record of new infections —12,487— which had been set by New York in April, reporting over 15,000 coronavirus cases in a single day Sunday.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. New York City health officials announced that there were no coronavirus-related deaths for the first time in four months since the city's first reported fatality on March 13.
According to data released Sunday by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, there were no COVID-19-related deaths on Saturday, July 11. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:Health department shuts down production at Dov Charney's clothing company, Los Angeles Apparel, after 'flagrant' health violations and death of 4 workersUS coronavirus deaths are rising again as cases surge in Arizona, California, Florida, and TexasOne step forward, 2 steps back: Harvard's Dr. Thomas Tsai assesses Trump's response to COVID-19, and tells us his fears and hopes about the months aheadSEE ALSO: Disney World is set to reopen on July 11 with masks and temperature checks required
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- FoxNews 21:39July 13, 2020Questions hang over Democrats’ shift to virtual conventionWith one month to go until the Democratic convention kicks off, the party has unveiled how the nearly 4,000 delegates – the vast majority of whom won’t be attending the event in person – will vote. But still up in the air is whether each delegation will meet in person or virtually in their own states.
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- New York Magazine 21:21July 13, 2020Coronavirus Deaths Are Catching Up to the Case SurgeAs New York City has its first day in months without a COVID-19 death, the country’s new hotspots are seeing deaths spike
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- FoxNews 15:21July 13, 2020Florida sheriff, deputies will now 'pay tribute' to every fallen police officer in the USA Florida sheriff says his deputies will “pay tribute to our fallen brothers or sisters” every time a law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty in America.
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- New York Magazine 23:41July 12, 2020Coronavirus Hot Spot States by the NumbersA rundown of states — like Arizona, Florida, and Texas — facing alarming summer outbreaks, including closures, caseloads, and hospitalizations.
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- New York Magazine 22:21July 12, 2020Florida Sets New U.S. Record With Over 15,000 COVID-19 CasesThe previous record of 12,274 daily cases was set by New York on April 4.
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- Business Insider 20:48July 12, 2020Florida mayor warns 'it won't be long' until hospitals hit capacity, as Florida sees record-high levels of new coronavirus casesMiami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez expects "it won't be long" until South Florida's hospital are filled with coronavirus patients.
The greater Miami area is already seeing a "sharp increase in the number of people going to the hospital, the number of people that are in ICU, and the number of people on our ventilators," the Republican mayor said in a Sunday interview on CNN's "State of the Union."
Florida also reported Sunday the nation's largest-ever one-day increase in coronavirus infections, with more than 15,000 new cases. Hospitalizations and deaths typically lag behind reports of new cases.
Giménez said there are still empty beds in hospitals, and the county has plans to add 500 more intensive care unit beds if needed.
"We still have capacity, but it does cause me a lot of concern," he said.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "It won't be long" until hospitals in the greater Miami area hit capacity, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez said Sunday.
The bleak warning came as Florida also reported a record-high level of daily new cases. Tallying more than 15,000 new infections on Sunday, Florida surpassed the nation's previous largest one-day increase in new cases. Miami-Dade County has the most infections and deaths in the state, the Miami Herald reported Saturday.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:Florida hits new record for daily coronavirus cases, with more than 15,000 infectionsWhite House coronavirus testing czar warns the hardest-hit states may have to reverse reopening plans, says lockdowns 'should be on the table'How much did Trump's hydroxychloroquine obsession cost taxpayers? We found out.
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- The Guardian 20:00July 12, 2020Florida reports 15,000 new coronavirus cases, a record single-day total in the USRise is the biggest in any state since start of the pandemic as its daily average death toll continues to also riseFlorida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding more than 15,000 cases as its daily average death toll continued to also rise.According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,811 cases, and 45 deaths were recorded. California had the previous record of daily positive cases 11,694, set on Wednesday. New York had 11,571 on 15 April. Continue reading...
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- FoxNews 19:42July 12, 2020Florida shatters largest single-day record of coronavirus infections in US while world sees cases spikeFlorida set a new national record for the largest daily increase in coronavirus cases in the United States on Sunday, while infections continue to spike around the world.
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- Business Insider 18:57July 12, 2020Florida breaks its own single-day record in new coronavirus cases again, reporting more than 15,000 new infectionsFlorida reported Sunday more than 15,000 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day total for any US state so far.
The previous daily record was 12,487 new infections, set by New York in April, Reuters reported. Florida logged 15,299 new cases Sunday, the state's health department said.
States like Florida, South Carolina, Arizona, Texas, and Georgia have seen large spikes in new cases since easing restrictions on businesses.
With nearly 270,000 total infections, Florida has the third-worst coronavirus outbreak among US states, behind only New York and California.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Florida reported 15,299 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, smashing the historic daily record for new cases in the US.
The previous record was 12,487 infections in New York in April, according to Reuters. Florida's Sunday tally is more than 20% higher than that previous all-time high. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:White House coronavirus testing czar warns the hardest-hit states may have to reverse reopening plans, says lockdowns 'should be on the table'How much did Trump's hydroxychloroquine obsession cost taxpayers? We found out.Don't arrest anti-maskers. There's a better way to handle them.
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- FoxNews 13:40July 12, 2020Val Demings' police background could complicate her Biden VP chancesU.S. Rep. Val Demings’ background as Orlando, Fla.'s first female police chief could complicate her chances of becoming Joe Biden’s running mate.
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- FoxNews 09:38July 12, 2020Matt Gaetz: War on America's monuments is 'attempted cultural genocide'The war on the historical monuments and statues is an attempt at "cultural genocide," U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., asserted Saturday night.
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- FoxNews 03:45July 12, 2020Florida sets grim coronavirus record with nearly 500 deaths in one weekFlorida set a weekly record of nearly 500 coronavirus-related deaths, a roughly 16 percent increase from the last highest weekly mortality rate reported in May.
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- Breitbart News 23:53July 11, 2020Gov. DeSantis Rejects Dr. Fauci's Criticism: 'There Was Really No Justification to Not Move Forward'Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Friday responded to remarks from Dr. Anthony Fauci -- who recently said that states like Florida "opened up too quickly" -- pointing out that there was "really no justification to not move forward" and reopen the state at the time.
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- FoxNews 21:30July 11, 2020Wife takes dishwashing job at nursing home to visit husband with Alzheimer'sShe appealed to the governor and to the company directly for months to find a workaround.
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- The Guardian 21:08July 11, 2020South and west drive record-breaking surge in coronavirus cases across USArizona, Texas and Florida report strain on hospital facilitiesUS facing ‘one of most unstable times’ in its history, says expertFollow latest US coronavirus developmentsAmerica is breaking records for new coronavirus cases almost every day and hospitals in the new hotspots in southern and western states are under severe strain – as a health expert warned that if the surge continued the US was entering “one of the most unstable times” in its history.The US saw a record increase of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Friday, with more than 66,000 new cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. Continue reading...
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- FoxNews 19:26July 11, 2020Florida mayor says he believe Disney World reopening will be successIf there's one place on Earth that could get reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic right, it's Disney World, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said Saturday.
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- The Guardian 19:02July 11, 2020Coronavirus report: India reports record spike as cases double in South AfricaIndian cases pass 800,000; Johannesburg struggles to find vital equipment; Texas warns ‘worst is yet to come’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIndia reported a record spike in coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the national total to more than 800,000 and pushing several states to bring back lockdowns, despite the punitive economic cost.Now the world’s third-worst affected country by case load, it reported a spike of 27,114 cases on Saturday, although mortality rates have been lower than in other badly affected countries so far the confirmed death toll is 22,123. Continue reading...
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- FoxNews 17:28July 11, 2020Disney World pushing to reopen despite Florida's spiraling coronavirus situationThe state has continued to push ahead with reopening despite not passing federal standards to reopen.
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- Business Insider 15:21July 11, 2020US coronavirus deaths are rising again as cases surge in Arizona, California, Florida, and TexasDeaths from COVID-19 have once again climbed to more than 600 per day, CNBC reported.
The rise comes after the US smashed through previous records for daily new cases.
"This was predictable," Larry Levitt, executive vice president for health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, told the network. "We seem to have had difficulty in this country looking a few weeks in advance."
The US Centers for Disease Control projects that as many as 160,000 could be dead from COVID-19 by the end of July.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Deaths from COVID-19 are rising again, CNBC reported Friday, with data from Johns Hopkins University showing the three-day daily average increase to more than 600 fatalities.
"This was predictable," Larry Levitt, executive vice president for health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, told the network. "We seem to have had difficulty in this country looking a few weeks in advance."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How the Navy's largest hospital ship can help with the coronavirusSee Also:How much did Trump's hydroxychloroquine obsession cost taxpayers? We found out.Stop trying to shame companies that took PPP loansDon't arrest anti-maskers. There's a better way to handle them.
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- Business Insider 08:01July 11, 2020One step forward, 2 steps back: Harvard's Dr. Thomas Tsai assesses Trump's response to COVID-19, and tells us his fears and hopes about the months aheadDr. Thomas Tsai, of the Harvard Global Health Institute, spoke to Business Insider about where the United States stands in the fight against COVID-19 and President Donald Trump's claim to be leading the world's best response.
"It's as if we are taking one step forward and two steps back," Tsai said of the US response to the pandemic. "We started off with a peak, we settled for a plateau, and we ended up with a mountain range."
"We're breaking records every single day on state-level and national-level positive tests. What that means is that in one to two weeks from now, those record numbers of cases may translate to an increasing number of hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and, unfortunately, even fatalities."
Dr. Tsai said President Donald Trump's approach has left much to be desired. "Right now, at the highest peak of cases that we've had, it's also been where the federal government has been most absent, where there has been no White House coronavirus task force briefing."
"This pandemic has clearly shown the failure of a patchwork response and the result of a vacuum in terms of a national coordinated strategy."
He faulted leadership in some states, such as Florida, for being unwilling to close down when necessary.
"Politicians are unwilling to dial things back. They're only willing to sort of keep it from moving forward. Clearly, in the states where the pandemic has gotten out of control, a limited shutdown is needed to prevent hospitals from being overrun."
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Not only are a record number of Americans testing positive for COVID-19, but, contra President Donald Trump's false claim that the US has the lowest mortality rate in the world, more and more of them are dying, even with improvements in care. In the South, former success stories, such as Florida and Texas, are seeing a surge in infections — the consequence, experts say, of reopening their economies without first building up the capacity to test, trace, and quarantine.
Over 131,000 people have now died from COVID-19, which is certainly an undercount, not including those who died without ever being tested, nor those who were unable to get treatment for other disorders as a result of hospitals being overrun by a pandemic. Fourteen states have seen a double-digit increase in their coronavirus mortality rate over the last week, according to a count from The Washington Post, and, by the end of the month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects the death toll to be as high as 160,000.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:How South Florida screwed up its best chance to avoid a surge of COVID-19 casesThe Mayor of Phoenix said she only found out the city was getting a 'significant' federal coronavirus testing site from a tweetA top Tulsa health official said Trump's campaign rally 'more than likely contributed' to the county's surge in coronavirus cases
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- FoxNews 04:32July 11, 2020In Florida, over 40 hospitals max out ICU capacity amid coronavirus surgeA surge of coronavirus cases in Florida has maxed out dozens of intensive care units (ICUs) at hospitals around the state, following an attempt by local officials to institute a phased reopening of the economy.
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- The Guardian 22:31July 10, 2020Over 40 Florida hospitals max out ICU capacity as Covid-19 cases surge across USCoronavirus infections rising in 41 states, including less densely populated areasCoronavirus cases are rising across the US, some regional hospitals are filling up and some of America’s most populous places are seeing record deaths as the pandemic surges.At the same time, as some states reverse reopening plans, public health interventions such as encouraging people to wear public face coverings and closing schools have become increasingly politicized and divisive. Continue reading...
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- FoxNews 22:28July 10, 2020New York to send coronavirus treatment Remdesivir to Florida amid surge in cases, Cuomo saysNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that he would send the COVID-19 medication Remdesivir to Florida as the state struggles with a resurgence of positive cases of the novel coronavirus.
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- Business Insider 00:30July 10, 2020The governor of Florida is getting roasted online for comparing attending school with shopping at Home Depot or WalmartPaul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is being ridiculed on Twitter over comments he made regarding Home Depot, Walmart, and school reopenings.
"I'm confident if you can do Home Depot, if you can do Walmart, if you can do these things, we absolutely can do the schools," DeSantis said.
He cited his desire to "minimize this education gap that I think has developed" due to the coronavirus.
Twitter users were quick to point out that the experience of sitting in a classroom for eight hours a day is dissimilar from making a Home Depot run.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been roasted for drawing a comparison between reopening public K-12 schools and allowing consumers to shop at essential retailers like Home Depot and Walmart.
DeSantis made his comments at a press conference in Jacksonville, Florida, where he appeared alongside United States Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. In his remarks, the governor pressed for public schools to reopen.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: What coronavirus stress is doing to your brain and bodySee Also:Businesses across the United States are begging customers to pay with credit or provide exact change as the coronavirus pandemic continues to drive a coin shortageSur La Table just filed for bankruptcy and is closing more than 50 stores — here's the full listParents plan to drop billions on school necessities at retailers this month, but coronavirus has overhauled the back-to-school shopping cart
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- FoxNews 00:16July 10, 2020Florida reports record high coronavirus deaths in 1 dayFlorida reported 120 coronavirus-related deaths Thursday, a record daily high for the Sunshine State since the pandemic began.
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- FoxNews 18:57July 9, 2020Florida lawyer wears hazmat suit to court amid coronavirus spikeThe lawyer had an important sentencing hearing for his client and the recent COVID-19 surge wasn't going to stop him.
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- Business Insider 17:06July 9, 2020How South Florida screwed up its best chance to avoid a surge of COVID-19 casesAP Photo/Lynne Sladky In May, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez promised to hire up to 1,000 people to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing.
"We may have to do some of this on our own," Giménez said at the time.
But now the mayor's office tells Business Insider that the county can't act alone after all. It's not sure how many contact tracers are working in Miami-Dade. "It's been difficult getting answers on this," a spokesperson said.
But Daniella Levine Cava, a Miami-Dade County commissioner running to be the next mayor, told Business Insider there's blame to go around.
"We have a president who's been in denial, we have a governor who's minimized the disease, and we have a mayor who is running on the Republican ticket for Congress," Levine Cava said.
Dr. Marissa Levine, a public health expert at the University of South Florida, told Business Insider that contact tracing should have been ramped up months ago.
"Pretty much everything we do with a pandemic, if we do it earlier, we have better outcomes," Levine said. "But it requires good leadership, strong messaging, and good public participation."
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Days after reopening barbershops and restaurants, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez pledged to follow up by hiring the contact tracers necessary — up to 1,000 people who would track every confirmed COVID-19 patient's interactions with others — to ensure that a flattened curve did not immediately become a jagged spike.
"We're trying to work with the state on this," the mayor said, "but we may have to do some of this on our own."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:Fauci says the emphasis on a lower coronavirus death rate, often touted by Trump, promotes a 'false narrative'Florida's governor promised to release the state's daily COVID-19 hospitalization rate. That still hasn't happened.An immuno-compromised 17-year-old attended a church's coronavirus 'release' party with dozens of children and died days later from the disease
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- Huffington Post UK 10:13July 9, 2020Trump’s Florida Convention Could Be The First That Actually Helps Lose A State
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- FoxNews 10:03July 9, 2020Florida man, sons sold toxic bleach as coronavirus cure, authorities sayA Florida man and his three sons are accused of selling a toxic bleachlike chemical mixture as a miracle cure for the novel coronavirus and other diseases, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
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- FoxNews 04:18July 9, 2020Police in this Florida city will start fining protesters who block trafficPolice in St. Petersburg, Fla., said they will start fining protesters who block traffic during demonstrations this week following tense and dangerous standoffs between activists and drivers around the country.
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- Business Insider 05:28July 8, 2020Florida's governor promised to release the state's daily COVID-19 hospitalization rate. That still hasn't happened.Joe Raedle/Getty Images Florida remains one of the few states to not release data on its daily COVID-19 hospitalization rate.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ignored questions about when he would release the data, the Miami Herald reported. The Florida Department of Health reported 7,361 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the rate of positive tests spiking to over 19%. The surge has been linked to DeSantis' early decision to reopen bars, restaurants, and other indoor facilities. "When everything started to open up and ease up, then our volume picked up," Dr. Mark Supino, a physician at Jackson Health System in Miami, told Business Insider last week.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:Fauci says the emphasis on lower coronavirus death rate, often touted by Trump, promotes a 'false narrative'An immuno-compromised 17-year-old attended a church's coronavirus 'release' party with dozens of children and died days later from the diseaseICE says international students taking online courses have to transfer or leave the US, as dozens of schools shift to remote learning in response to COVID-19
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- New York Magazine 04:31July 8, 2020GOP Senators Are Already Bailing From the Convention in Florida Next MonthFive Republican senators announced this week that they would skip the convention in Jacksonville, further revealing the uselessness of the event.
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- Business Insider 01:44July 8, 2020A key metric — the share of coronavirus tests coming back positive — shows how states' outbreaks have gotten out of controlThe US significantly scaled up its COVID-19 testing capacity after early missteps and prolonged delays.
As coronavirus cases in the US surge, one of the most important metrics to track a region's outbreak is its positivity rate: the share of tests that come back positive.
The WHO recommends stay-at-home orders if more than 5% of a region's tests come back positive over two weeks.
But 28 states have positivity rates above that threshold.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US's number of new COVID-19 cases grew by 27% last week compared to the week before.
President Donald Trump has suggested that the higher numbers are simply the product of increased testing, since more widely available diagnostic testing leads more cases to be caught and confirmed.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Can you get the coronavirus twice?See Also:Harvard is keeping classes online this fall, placing it among the 8% of US colleges planning to do so. Here's the list so far.Gov. Greg Abbott just ordered residents of most Texas counties to wear face coverings in public. Those who don't could face a $250 fine.Elon Musk thinks the surge in coronavirus cases is due to testing errors, but a virologist is debunking that 'dangerous misinformation'
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- Flashbak 23:47July 7, 2020Meet Rondo Hatton or With a Face like that You ought to be in MoviesRondo Hatton would have made a terrible criminal. It would have been too easy to ID him in a police line-up. That’s the guy, officer, the one with the big ugly mug. There’s a long held belief, I suppose you could call it a superstition, that ugly people are somehow criminal. Being ugly means bad. … Continue reading "Meet Rondo Hatton or With a Face like that You ought to be in Movies"
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- Business Insider 22:22July 7, 2020An immuno-compromised 17-year-old attended a church's coronavirus 'release' party with dozens of children and died days later from the diseaseCarsyn Leigh Davis was diagnosed with cancer and an autoimmune disorder before she turned 17. She died of coronavirus on June 23.
The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner issued a report saying that Carsyn attended a church event on June 10 with nearly 100 other children where she did not wear a mask, and where social distancing rules weren't enforced.
She began to feel sick a few days later. Her parents treated her with azithromycin, hydroxychloroquine, and oxygen at home before taking her to the hospital, according to the medical examiner's report.
Rebekah Jones, a data scientist who was fired for her unwillingness to falsify Florida's COVID-19 statistics, shared this report on Twitter and accused the girl's mother, Carole Brunton Davis, of being "reckless" and "intentionally" exposing the "immuno-compromised" Carsyn to COVID-19.
The First Assembly of God in Fort Myers, the church where Davis was active, told Insider it followed Florida's rules and guidelines.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Carsyn Leigh Davis spent her 17th birthday in a hospital battling the coronavirus.
Two days later, she was dead. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:Arizona healthcare workers say they're seeing severe coronavirus cases in people from their 20s to their 90s, but people aren't taking it seriously — in 'denial' they won't get itFlorida and Texas both hit record highs for new coronavirus cases on Saturday as outbreaks keep surging in the SouthAustralia is closing the border between its two most populous states for the first time in a century as coronavirus cases rise
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- FoxNews 21:31July 7, 2020Florida county asks governor to find new home for Confederate general statueA Florida county’s commissioners voted in favor Tuesday of protesting a decision for it to become the new home of a Confederate general statue that currently is on display in Washington, D.C.
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- FoxNews 21:21July 7, 2020Florida jogger finds human head on the side of the road, police sayA Florida woman discovered a human head while out for a jog Tuesday morning, according to police.
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- Breitbart News 19:15July 7, 2020Florida's Coronavirus Fatality Rate Below Several Blue States, 10% of Population TestedFlorida's coronavirus case fatality rate remains lower than several states led by Democrat governors, such as New York, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) outlined on Monday. He noted 10 percent of Florida's population has been tested for the virus -- a factor that may be considered when analyzing the Sunshine State's recent spike in cases.
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- New York Magazine 17:39July 7, 2020Florida Schools Ordered to Reopen in August and Offer Full-Time InstructionSchools will still be allowed to offer online learning, but in-person classes must be available for all who want it.
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- FoxNews 08:29July 7, 2020Teen attended church party with 100 people weeks before dying from coronavirus: reportA Florida teenager who died of the coronavirus attended a party at a church with 100 others just two weeks before her death, a report said Monday.
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- New York Magazine 03:51July 7, 2020Coronavirus Hot Spot States by the NumbersA rundown of states — like Arizona, Florida, and Texas — facing alarming summer outbreaks, including closures, caseloads, and hospitalizations.
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- FoxNews 21:40July 6, 2020Massive fish pulls 2 Florida anglers off boat and into the water during struggle to reel it inSome fish really know how to put up a fight.
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- FoxNews 01:42July 6, 2020Florida's coronavirus cases top 200,000, officials announceFlorida health officials on Sunday said more than 200,000 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began.
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