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Covid-19 Update | April 23 at 12:15 PM

I’m not doing a full update tonight. Just going to keep it light but make a good point. Florida had 60 deaths reported today. Bringing total deaths to 927. But if you read the daily report from Florida DOH, you see some interesting things in the numbers. 46 of them are from Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach (SE Florida aka NYC South). If you remove these three counties from Florida, we are still by far the 4th largest state in the nation (16.3 million outside SE Florida; 5.2 million in SE Florida) and there were 16 deaths everywhere else. Going back to the total deaths. Of the 927deaths, 525 are from SE FL and 127 are from nursing homes outside of SE Florida. So, we have 275 total deaths from COVID-19 in the 16.2 million Floridians outside of SE Florida who are not nursing home residents. If you are neither, you sit in a group of Floridians (all ages that aren’t in a nursing homes or SE Florida) that have survived a risk of death of 0.0017%. Put into perspective in a given year, a person is 10x more likely to die from ingesting poison or noxious substance, 8x more likely to die of an opioid overdose, 7x more likely to die in a motor vehicle accident, and 2.5x more likely to die from a gunshot. If that isn’t putting the risk into perspective, I don’t know what else can. So, it’s ok to responsibly enjoy life with a clear conscience!

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