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.

HEARD IN MIAMI-DADE

  • WE ARE THE COVID-19 HOTSPOT OF FLORIDA THAT IS THE HOT SPOT OF THE USA.
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI WILL OPEN UNDER TWO MODALITIES–ONLINE LEARNING OR HYBRID (PART-TIME CLASS AND ONLINE LEARNING). SUCCESS DEPENDS ON THE UNCERTAINTY WHETHER STUDENTS ADOPT GOOD SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MITIGATING MEASURES. IF NOT, FAILURE.
  • COVID-19 INFECTIONS ARE EXPLODING EXPONENTIALLY, DEATHS ARE RISING AND HOSPITALS ARE REACHING THEIR LIMITS
  • RICH PRIVATE AND CHARTER SCHOOLS HAVE SCOOPED UP PPP. TO HELL WITH POOR STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
  • THERE IS NO TASTE FOR “DEFUNDING” POLICE HERE IN MOST MUNICIPALITIES. IN FACT, MORE THAN ONE MUNICIPALITY HAS ALLOWED THE POLICE TO REVIEW THEMSELVES. INSTEAD OF DEFUNDING THEY WILL ASK FOR MORE MONEY.
  • MANY RESIDENTS ARE NOT FOLLOWING MASKING AND DISTANCING. FAMILIES AND EXTENDED FAMILIES ARE PARTYING FREELY, INDIFFERENT TO HURTING FELLOW RESIDENTS.

VP Pence Lies: Trying to Confuse Us with a False Curve

The VP Pence stated that Florida is “flattening the curve.” Wrong curve–the curve to flatten is the number of infections, which in Florida is exploding upward and not flattening.

The “false curve” of percent of positive tests that is flattening, the VP said.

Look at the the “false curve” for Miami-Dade county. Hardly flattening in the hot spot for Florida.

University of Miami: Magical Thinking Excludes Impact on the City of Coral Gables

No doubt there will be a potential onslaught on the local Coral Gables community of free wheeling, free moving and undisciplined students (unless the psychology of students has miraculously changed).

The four pillars include testing, tracing, and tracking, cleaning and disinfecting: protecting personal space; and vaccinating.

“Life on campus will look the way it did when we left…I look forward to seeing you back on campus and to reengaging in person with the vibrant community we will continue to build–together.”

Low (Bad) Doubling Rate–Florida Key Counties

Other Key Cities and Counties Doubling Rate in Dates:

Tampa (Hillsborough 9.5); Orlando (Orange 8.3, Seminole 9.7, Lake 9.3, Osceola 8.5): Sarasota(Sarasota 12.7.

COVID-19 CRISIS: Tell Us Governor DeSantis, You Say FL Was Better Off in April

Clearly, in terms of infections, no sign of declining deaths, weak testing and contact testing in South Florida counties, Florida is a US hot spot along with several other states.

There is a willingness to have a POLITICAL OPENING with acceptable numbers of deaths and weakly supervised openings of restaurants, beaches, bars, churches…

There is evidence that Governor DeSantis wants to keep POTUS happy and Mayor Gimenez, Miami-Dade County, wants to keep the governor happy.

Citizens cannot count on state and local governments to prioritize health safety now or in there future compared to political and business owners’ interests.

COVID-19 CRISIS: Florida Doubling Rates are Falling Fast.

Estimates from today’s Miami Herald, “In Florida, known cases are doubling every 20.7 days.” Florida is in trouble with this rate.

Similar doubling rates are occurring in Palm Beach County and only slightly higher in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.