COVID Bits

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  • “I think we are probably looking at late second quarter, third quarter 2021.”—CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, on when most of the American public will have access to a coronavirus vaccine.
  • The U.S. has 4 percent of the world’s population and 20 percent of its COVID deaths.
  • Of the American children and teens who have died, 45 percent were Hispanic, 29 percent were black and 4 percent were American Indian.
  • Until the border re-opens, it’s clearly going to have a less-than-positive impact on tourism from Canada.”—Stacy Ritter, CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. An estimated 3.5 million Canadians visited Florida in 2017, with spending estimated at $6.5 billion.
  • As of last weekend, 2,292 people in Florida were hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of COVID-19. In the Tampa Bay area, there were 429 such hospitalizations.
  • Grave mistake.” That’s how Mayor Jane Castor characterized the lifting of any local maskorders.

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