FL COVID-19 August 6: Back up Again After ISAIS

11:15 a.m.: Florida’s Department of Health on Thursday confirmed 7,650 additional cases of COVID-19, pushing the state’s known total to 510,389. There were also 120 Florida resident deaths announced, bringing the statewide resident death toll to 7,747.

FL COVID-19 live updates: State adds 7,650 cases | Miami Herald

Warden denied her compassionate release

Johnson, a non-violent inmate with two young sons, had petitioned the prison for compassionate release. The warden had rejected the request. She became the first inmate in Coleman low — as in low-security — to die from the virus, according Bureau of Prison records. There are 182 inmates and 21 staffers in total who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the facility, which has been beset by a series of problems, including a Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak and allegations of sexual abuse. Family members describe the situation as dire, with more woman getting sick daily.

Warden denied her compassionate release. She just died of COVID | Miami Herald

Florida 257!

Florida’s Department of Health on Friday confirmed 9,007 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s known total to 470,386. There were also 257 Florida resident deaths announced, breaking a fatality record for the fourth straight day. The statewide resident death toll is now at 6,843.

Florida sees 257 COVID deaths, breaking another record | Miami Herald



Trump Golfs, USA Burns (also Florida and Miami)

Too sad to repeat that we have an incompetent president.


The best available evidence from countries that have opened schools indicates that COVID-19 poses low risks to school-aged children, at least in areas with low community transmission, and suggests that children are unlikely to be major drivers of the spread of the virus. Reopening schools creates opportunity to invest in the education, well-being, and future of one of America’s greatest assets—our children—while taking every precaution to protect students, teachers, staff and all their families.

The Importance of Reopening America’s Schools this Fall | CDC

In essence the CDC says it is really great to get kids back to school because only a few will get sick and die, and will not hurt their family if they are the very young. But the big “if and but” is that there should be low community transmission. Where is that? In very few town, counties and states.

University of Miami Professors Protest

More than a dozen UM professors, lecturers and graduate students — some who didn’t want to comment for this story for fear of retaliation — raised the same concerns as Evans. Employees also questioned UM’s top-down approach in the decision-making process and what they say is a lack of shared governance. More than 500 faculty members have signed a petition seeking that they choose how they will teach.

University of Miami professors revolt over coronavirus response | Miami Herald

A protest of UM professors has finally boiled to the top. The university seems to proceeding “hell or high water” based on top down decision making and over optimistic expectations that students attending classes on campus will follow highly regimented and extreme rules that are unlikely to be accepted by many of the regular students who live off campus. And many live in extended families in Miami. Evidence is that there has been a big failure in Miami (meaning Miami-Dade County) of the population, both young and old, to avoid social gathering. Professors are right to be very concerned for their health.