COVID Bits

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* “Each of us has a responsibility in our own lives to do what we can to slow the virus.”–President-elect Joe Biden.

* “The issue of herd immunity is difficult. We see no signs of immunity in the population that are slowing down the infection rate right now.”–Dr. Anders Tegnell, Sweden’s top epidemiologist.

* “(The pandemic) is having a devastating effect on museums.”–Laura Lott, president of the American Alliance of Museums.

* Compared to the same month (October) last year, sales of single-family homes were up about 12 percent in Hillsborough County and about 13 percent in Pinellas.

* “The impact will definitely be significant. The fact is that Canada is the No. 1 international tourist market. Canadian tourists spend $6.5 billion in the state every year.”–Evan Rachkovsky, director of research at the Toronto-based Canadian Snowbird Association. It is estimated that 500,000 Canadians descend on Florida in a normal year.

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