COVID infection rate in Nassau County doubles over last week – 445 new cases

Nassau County Emergency Management
July 16, 2021

Infection control matters! Avoid crowds and close contact with non-household members. Wear a mask in public. Keep hands away from your face and keep them clean.  Don’t go anywhere if you are, or might be, infected. #StopThePandemic


Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Betsie Huben
Betsie Huben(@betsie-huben)
2 years ago

It would be helpful for all county residents to know how many of the 445 new cases are those who have not been vaccinated or those who have not been fully vaccinated. The data is out there. It just needs to be shared by the Heslth department. It could be very informative for those who are undecided about getting vaccinated.

Mark Tomes
Noble Member
Mark Tomes(@mtomes)
2 years ago
Reply to  Betsie Huben

Agreed, that could help, especially for those who have been on the fence or whose ancestors were ill-served by vaccination programs (POC, Indigenous people, etc.).

w. wayne arrants
w. wayne arrants (@guest_61665)
2 years ago

…or…if you are concerned GET VACCINATED! Put an end to this discussion.

Eric Sever
Eric Sever (@guest_61666)
2 years ago

During the height of the pandemic we were desperate for a vaccine, now we have one and people wont get it. Help me understand. We are never getting out of this at this rate. Masks and zoom for the forseeable future. Why?

Peggy Bulger
Trusted Member
Peggy Bulger(@peggy-bulger1949gmail-com)
2 years ago

Statistics nationwide are that 97% of the new COVID cases are people who are unvaccinated. I would posit that the stats for Nassau County are the same as the rest of the nation. We have such a low number of vaccinated residents because of misinformation and politics. Fox News is one of the worst to pass on conspiracy theories about the vaccine — the result is that the vast majority of unvaccinated adults are Republicans. Nassau is majority Republican, and therefore we are all suffering. This is unprecedented and dangerous.

John Pfefferle
John Pfefferle (@guest_61677)
2 years ago
Reply to  Peggy Bulger

Latest stats out of UK just released. In patients over 50, most of new hospitalized were fully vaccinated, but not so for under 50. Latest out of Israel, Pfizer vaccinated at a greater risk of being infected with Delta variant.

pS. I am a republican conservative health care provider who vaccinated hundreds in March and April in Callahan and Yulee MS. Generalizations are generally not helpful.

Donna Glover
Donna Glover (@guest_61697)
2 years ago
Reply to  Peggy Bulger

You are terribly incorrect to assume this may be the reason that only FOX NEWS or any other news source could possibly sway an educated adult.

Fact: A member of my family had c19. Fact: she was antibody tested Fact: her Physician directed NO Vaccine due to antibodies.

FACT: she did not ask her Physician if he watched FOX NEWS.

Let’s deal with FACTS no FICTION.

John Pfefferle
John Pfefferle (@guest_61678)
2 years ago

As a health care provider what I hear from patients is politically based or “internet experts” that really have no medically informed knowledge.

David page
David page (@guest_61688)
2 years ago

It has been clear and is common knowledge that 97 to 98% of those hospitalized are UN vaccinated. GET YOUR VACCINE. To Peggy’s point, it is true undeniably that those who have believed the propaganda disparaging the vaccine are least likely to get vaccinated. Thus the hottest hot spots are in those communities/states where Fox News watchers predominate. Don’t see how you could disagree with that fact.

Donna Glover
Donna Glover (@guest_61692)
2 years ago
Reply to  David page

Fox News has nothing to do with the lack of UN vaccinated. ALL of my friends and family which are extensive have been VACCINATED and only watch FOX NEWS. I do not believe everything media spouts and neither should you.

We chose vaccine so we could safely be with our friends and family after being exiled for a year and a half because we love our friends and family.

It is a choice people make FREELY good, bad, or Indifferent. It is by choice not slant of media.

David Page
David Page (@guest_61689)
2 years ago

97 to 98% of those in the hospital are unvaccinated. GET YOUR VACCINE. Please for you and for the rest of us.

Jay Kayne
Jay Kayne(@jay-kayne)
2 years ago
Reply to  David Page

Thank you. I hope other area doctors will share this message with their patients.