University of Miami: COVID Cases Stable

Neighborhood Light Contamination: DOCTORS HOSPITAL

This is the night time light contamination from Doctors Hospital, penetrating through the city-owned valet parking lot and pentrating through a very dense green buffer along the Coral Gables Waterway. The alternation, removal and installation of new landscaping may very significantly increase light contamination to the neighbors. Also, it is not known at this date if the city will allow for additional lighting on the future expanded parking lot after it is sold to Baptist Health, as planned.

Miami-Dade County, Florida (FL)–Opening Up, Testing Low, CAUTION!

Positive test rate Miami-Dade County, Florida A relatively high percentage (10.6%) of COVID tests were positive, which indicates that testing in Miami-Dade County, Florida is limited and that most cases may go undetected. At these levels, it is hard to know how fast COVID is actually spreading, and there is risk of being surprised by a second wave of disease. Caution is warranted.

Miami-Dade County, Florida (FL) – America’s COVID Warning System – Covid Act Now

Miami Dade Schools Had Joined the Corruption Culture–Schooling Failed

My School Online is run by the for-profit tech education company K12. Its investors included Michael Milken, the convicted junk-bond king who President Donald Trump pardoned earlier this year, and current Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. In 2016, former California Attorney General and current Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris oversaw a $168.5 million settlement with K12 over alleged violations of the state’s laws against false claims, false advertising and unfair competition.

Miami Dade cuts tie with K12 online platform | Miami Herald

HIGH RISK: 13,000 FOOTBALL FANS

Miami Congresswoman Donna Shalala, the former cabinet secretary of Health and Human Services and former UM president, told the Herald, “It is very difficult to open anything when you have community spread. We still have community spread.” She calls reopening large venues like Hard Rock Stadium “risky.”

Allowing fans at Miami Dolphins, Hurricanes games bad risk | Miami Herald

It sounds like a big mistake, an error, a high risk activity to allow 13,000 into football games. Many will drink too much, talk too much, yell too much and many without masks controlled by the Hard Rock Stadium.

THIS IS SIMPLY AN EXPERIMENT IN COVID-19 COMMUNITY SPREAD. NOT A GOOD MODEL FOR UM STUDENT BEHAVIOR.

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.