Nassau Emergency Management
July 15, 2021

Editor’s Note: Updated information on COVID-19 is difficult to come by, but yesterday Nassau County Emergency Management posted the following local information on one of its Facebook pages.  Take this surge seriously whether you are vaccinated or not.

Please pay attention and take action.

CoViD-19 outbreaks are increasing – BMC-Nassau is FULL and has more than a dozen CoViD patients now, with four on ventilators. System-wide, as of 07/14/21 they are caring for 175 CoViD-19 patients, 97% of whom are Not Vaccinated!

On Monday, the Miami Herald provided more details about the increase in cases throughout Florida:

Florida makes up 6-7% of the U.S. population, but according to the CDC has been responsible for 20% of cases nationally, in the last seven days. Florida’s CoViD-19 epidemic is being driven by outbreaks in the greater Miami, Jacksonville, and Panhandle areas.

Infectious Disease physicians attribute the uptick to behaviors in the community. People are unvaccinated and unmasked in public. People are in crowds. That is not what the CDC was recommending when it said people who had received a vaccine no longer had to wear a mask with others who are vaccinated.

CoViD patients now requiring hospitalization are mostly in their 30s and 40s, and most who are very sick have never received a vaccine dose. More than 8 million eligible Floridians have not yet been fully vaccinated.
#GetVaccinatedToBeProtected

 

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Mary Maguire
Mary Maguire
1 year ago

When you have Emergency Management telling people the vaccine might not work, this is what can happen.

Mark Tomes
Mark Tomes
1 year ago
Reply to  Mary Maguire

Not! Read the other article in today’s Fernandina Observer from Emergency Management. The huge majority of vaccinated people get very mild symptoms from the vaccine but then get immunity and are much less likely to spread the virus. Be a good neighbor- get vaccinated.

Peggy Bulger
Peggy Bulger
1 year ago

No excuses — responsible adults neeed to get vaccinated asap!! Do it for your loved ones, your neighbors and all of the Nassau County community!! Those of us who have been vaccinated are really tired of the excuses . . . .

Mark Tomes
Mark Tomes
1 year ago

Listen to the experts and get vaccinated. Be an American and chip in to do your part; you could be saving the lives and long-term health of your own family, friends, and neighbors.

Doug Mowery
Doug Mowery
1 year ago

The article doesn’t mention the median age of those in ICU. It would be interesting to know if the Delta variant is having a greater negative effect against younger people than the original virus…….if so, many in their 20’s and 30’s may now decide to get vaccinated.

However, I am all in on freedom to choose what you want to do. Those who avoid the jab may only hurt themselves or others who feel the same way they do. If the studies are to be believed, those of us who got the jab should be safe from those who do not. Their choice should not affect me in any negative way……..so I don’t judge them. The “community” has the opportunity to make themselves safe from the anti-vaxxer. Don’t blame those who choose not to get it. They are just as American as all of us exercising their right to choose.

Get the shot if you want and don’t point fingers at those who don’t.

Beth-Ann Gentile
Beth-Ann Gentile
1 year ago
Reply to  Doug Mowery

“…If the studies are to be believed, those of us who got the jab should be safe from those who do not. Their choice should not affect me in any negative way….”?

On the contrary, the large unvaccinated population can become easy prey for the virus to mutate into new variants that could be resistant to existing vaccines. Choosing not to get vaccinated is dangerous for us all.

Doug Mowery
Doug Mowery
1 year ago

That is correct. This was brought up by former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on CNBC Thursday. But he also went on to say that with the breakthrough in mRNA technology that has occurred we should be able to now quickly manufacture a vaccine for that new variant that would work if it becomes necessary. He was not overly concerned about this possibility.

David Page
David Page
1 year ago

great article. As a physician treating covid since the beginning, we could have done so much better! At this point I consider any additional suffering entirely preventable, and further reminder of our failure.

Wende Burdick
Wende Burdick
1 year ago

Could you please explain why when I called the hospital to verify this information they stated that they didn’t have any notification of this information and it would be on their website if it were accurate. I see nothing about a spike in covid illnesses (versus cases from unreliable PCR tests) How can we verify this to avoid unnecessary fear?

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