IMPORTANT THREAD ON MASKING–CDC NOT CLEAR

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Social Justice, Inclusion and Diversity Statement

Many of us find that this is an excellent statement and guidepost for education that recognizes the need to resolve deep-seated problems of profound racism and white supremacy practices in the US.

Social Justice, Inclusion and Diversity Statement Carrollton’s commitment to diversity and inclusion emanates from our aspirations as a Sacred Heart School fully committed to the Goals and Criteria.

Recognizing the innate dignity of each person, as created in the image and likeness of God, we:  

Commit ourselves to building a community in which each individual in our community feels welcome and safe. Expect everyone to treat all community members with dignity and respect, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation.  

Commit to educating the entire community to a critical consciousness about systemic injustice and inequality.  

Intend to form ourselves to personal responsibility to promote tolerance and denounce discrimination of any kind.   

Continue to equip our students, faculty and staff with the necessary tools for effective dialogue and decision making that upholds the value of solidarity with the entire human family.

Adopted August 2, 2020, by the Carrollton Board of Trustees The Goals and Criteria outlines the essential principles and values of Sacred Heart education.

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, Independent school for girls grades PreK-12 Social Justice, Inclusion and Diversity Statement

COVID-19: BE CAREFUL IF YOU LIVE IN FLA. AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Miami-Dade Vaccination Crisis: Where Are Our Leaders?

Despite being the epicenter of severe COVID cases and deaths in Florida, Miami-Dade has vaccinated a smaller percentage of its seniors than the state average, significantly trailing other South Florida counties and metro areas.

The state has been making progress as a whole, with about one-third of Florida seniors having now received at least one dose of the two federally authorized COVID-19 vaccines. But in Miami-Dade, which has suffered the most hospitalizations and deaths from the disease in the state, the percentage of seniors 65 and older who have received at least one dose is closer to 1 in 4.

Miami-Dade lags behind in FL COVID vaccines for 65 and older | Miami Herald

FLORIDA: Crazy Quilt, Chaotic Covid Vaccine Sign Up Systems

If you are trying to sign up in a single state, county or municipal system you are in for an adventure.

Each hospital system, Jackson Health and Baptist Health, have their own systems.

The State of Florida has it a sign up systems that is widely thought not to work.

Miami-Dade County has also set up it own system also, but to get vaccines in two mass vaccine centers, but not to other sites.

Publix Supermarket pharmacies in some counties have their own independent sign up systems. Some municipalities has set up vaccination centers.

Walmart and Winn-Dixie will start providing vaccines and this will lead to even great confusion.

Now which places get vaccination supplies and in what order. The public doesn’t know. Vaccinations in supermarket pharmacies will demand clean centers and many more capable staff.

Some of these places appear to be marketing programs for the supermarkets and not for the promotion of good public health.

Race Bias COVID Vaccination South Florida

Of the roughly 138,000 people who have gotten the vaccines in Miami-Dade, just 8,265 — or 6% — identified as Black, according to the latest state data, released Thursday. Excluding the 19,200 or so people who were marked as “unknown” race, that’s still just 7% of the total, compared to the overall portion of Miami-Dade that is black — 16.7%, according to U.S. Census data.

Miami-Dade COVID vaccine numbers show racial divide | Miami Herald

While this evidence refers to South Florida (Miami-Dade and Broward Counties) certainly the same pattern will be throughout the State of Florida. There is no evidence that that Governor or other State authorities have recognized the problem or have taken remedial action.

@mayordaniella @coralgables PREPARE FOR A HUGE INCREASE in COVID INFECTIONS–and SHUTDOWN?

Scientists tell us that vaccine distribution is lagging way behind the increase in infections and the appearance of more aggressive infections that replicate faster. Some new COVID variants may be more resistant to existing vaccines.

Listen to the scientist. Speak out. What you are doing by saying you are working hard to get the vaccination out: that is just political cover.

Time to act. A SHUTDOWN IS HEADING OUR WAY.