Submitted by Cindy Jackson
July 30, 2021
“We’re not looking good.”
“If you are sick, please stay home.”
“The only way to defeat COVID is through vaccination.”
Those were just a few of the comments made by Dr. Prince Danso-Odei, the new Director of the Florida Department of Health for Nassau County at the Board of County Commissioners meeting held on July 26, 2021.
Speaking to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, Dr. Danso-Odei said that it is going to get worse before it gets better. He referred to the number of current cases of COVID-19 in Nassau County noting that most hospital visits involve individuals between the ages of 25-44 — most of whom have not been vaccinated.
Dr. Danso-Odei declared that the “the solution is not a mask, it’s getting vaccinated . . . and the effectiveness of vaccination is 95%.”
The County of Miami-Dade currently has an 11% positivity rate,
St. John’s County, according to most reports, indicates a 25.4% positivity rate.
Nassau County is now looking at a positivity rate of 26.4%
“COVID is killing our people. We are cancelling elective surgeries,” said Dr. Danso-Odei. “The chance of dying from COVID is very high if you are not vaccinated.”