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Congratulations to Gov DeSantis

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by SamFisher, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. NewRoxFan

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    Sheesh...

     
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    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!
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    Florida's preventable COVID deaths

    Vaccinations could have prevented 56% of Florida's COVID-19 deaths between January 2021 and April 2022. That's based on a new analysis by Brown University's School of Public Health.

    Driving the news: Researchers created a model illustrating what could have happened if 100% of adult Americans got fully vaccinated and boosted after the shots became available.

    • The study used data from the CDC and the New York Times while considering variables such as supply and vaccine effectiveness over time.
    The big picture: Nationwide, COVID vaccines could have prevented roughly 319,000 deaths, nearly half of those occurring during the study's time frame, Axios' Tina Reed reports.

    • The news comes as the country's overall recorded death toll hit 1 million people on Monday, per the AP. That includes more than 74,000 in Florida.
    Zoom in: Florida ranks No. 13 in the country, with 1.69 vaccine-preventable deaths per 1 million people.

    • 77% of Florida adults are fully vaccinated but just 42% have received a booster shot.
    What they're saying: "The vaccine rollout has been both a remarkable success and a remarkable failure," Stefanie Friedhoff, one of the analysis' authors, told NPR.


    • While the U.S. was able to get a large vaccine supply rolled out quickly, the shots are useless if they're not going into arms, she said.
    The bottom line: As COVID immunity wanes over time and the virus continues to mutate, vaccines and boosters remain our best tools for fighting off new waves of infections.

     
  3. AroundTheWorld

    AroundTheWorld Insufferable 98er
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    Brown University
     
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    And people wonder why insurance rates are rising so high in Florida.

    https://www.newsweek.com/florida-ro...-project-funding-amid-rainfall-deluge-1912257

    Ron DeSantis Cuts Stormwater Flooding Funding Amid Florida Deluge
    Published Jun 13, 2024 at 9:00 AM EDT

    Communities in Florida were hit with heavy rainfall and intense flooding on the same day Governor Ron DeSantis cut budgets for multiple water projects.

    On June 12, DeSantis signed the state budget after cutting almost $1 billion from the fiscal plan, the Tampa Bay Times reported—including about $205 million in stormwater, wastewater and sewer projects.

    The governor also declared a state of emergency Wednesday in five counties—Broward, Collier, Lee, Miami-Dade and Sarasota—after a deluge affected important infrastructure, including major interstates, roads, schools and airports.

    Democratic state Senator Jason Pizzo criticized the budget cut, telling the Associated Press, "As I'm sitting here stuck on a Brightline train because of flooding in my district, all those storm water projects he cut look pretty stupid right now."

    DeSantis said that while he did not oppose the projects, he wanted them financed differently, by having local communities apply for funds through the Department of Environmental Protection, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
     
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    "He’s not alone in the Republican Party. After all, Donald Trump, a Floridian in his own right, suggested last week that the only consequence of rising sea levels would be more beachfront property.

    With much of Florida underwater now, it’s glaringly apparent he had no clue what he was talking about."

    https://www.msnbc.com/the-reidout/r...a-flooding-desantis-climate-agenda-rcna157032
     
  6. AroundTheWorld

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    Pretty sure there have always been temporary floodings in Florida.
     
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    Yes, and there used to be funds to deal with the issues.
     
  8. SamFisher

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    Pour one out on the curb for DeSantis Florida - because your house just flooded

    @AroundTheWorld
     
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    I bought one that had 1/10 flood risk on Zillow and realtor.com. Sorry to disappoint you.
     
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    ... for being such a freakin' coward...

     
  11. SamFisher

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    South Florida is supposed to get an extra 11 inches of sea level rise by 2040 (that's not that long from now)

    People don't realize how catastrophic that is for the low lying areas.

    Basically take every storm event now where you get a few inches of rain - and add a foot onto it. Every nuisance flood becomes a life threatening disaster flood.

    And that's not even considering the drinking water problems if the Everglades salinizes.

    But, at least you can't mention the words "climate change" because..freedom!
     
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    Genuine Question:

    What kind of person supports censorship and then posts misinformation and propaganda to support it in basketball site?
     
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    This is a book for adolescents, so I suppose the answer is "a reasonable person".
     
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    https://nypost.com/2023/07/18/anger-intensifies-over-welcome-to-sex-book-in-big-w-and-target/

    Rachael Wong, chief executive of Women’s Forum Australia, told 2GB’s Ben Fordham Live on Tuesday she “felt physically ill at the thought of children reading it”, describing it a “graphic sex guide for children.”

    Wong was further disturbed that Stynes, in an earlier Instagram post, said while the book was suitable for ages 10 to 15, she would be “happy with a mature and smart 8-yo having a flick through”.

    She also took issue with the language around consent used in the book, which highlights the legal age as either 16 or 17 and suggests that “if the age difference is small, the law might take this into account.”

    Wong accused the authors of mentioning the legal age just to avoid “getting in trouble because the book is basically a sex manual for kids.”
     
  16. Jugdish

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    The cover of the book says ages 13+.
     
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    How naive would you have to be to believe the latest round of fanatical climate change scaremongering? Wow. It's like a child's fairy tale at this point.

    Meanwhile their real estate market continues to lead the nation and Florida's population growth is booming.
     
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    Coward @SamFisher not making it back to his embarrassment of a thread he started.

    Biden's cognitive decline has all the hallmarks of Russian disinformation. (according to ScamFisher)
     

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