Fighting a surge in coronavirus cases in the spring, Florida appeared to be “flattening the curve” as theme parks shuttered, sugar sand beaches closed and residents heeded orders to stay home. Bars, restaurants and gyms began reopening in May — critics said it was too soon — and weeks later, the Sunshine State became one of the country's virus hot spots, experiencing an alarming surge in cases. From Miami to Jacksonville and Tampa, hospitals in June and July have seen their numbers of coronavirus patients triple, with new patients outpacing those being discharged.
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British forensic psychiatrist Jenny Judge began an odyssey of illness in March with a fever, cough, headache and breathing problems. A study of 143 recovered hospital patients in Italy, published in the JAMA Network journal on Thursday, found that 87 percent were still suffering at least one symptom 60 days after falling ill. Fatigue and breathing difficulties were most common.
A viral meme claims schools will require students take a deadly COVID-19 vaccine before returning. That vaccine has not yet been approved.
“The coronavirus will not stop at the school door because America is tired of being inconvenienced.”
“Given the enormous cost of keeping kids out of school, even part time, the rational solution is to reopen.”
“Teachers are caught in the middle...they’re worried about putting themselves or their families at risk of getting sick.”
“Keeping schools closed will only widen the divide in learning, especially for those in low-income districts.”
“The hot summer months were supposed to bring less coronavirus infection, but the complete opposite has happened.”