In #Florida... Jackson Health updated its COVID threat to HIGH. 95% of the 139 hospitalized patients infected with COVID are UNVACCINATED.
#Florida has at least 4,151 patients hospitalized for COVID
Doctors in #Florida have been sounding the alarm the entire week!
33 yo Frue McAvoy is an unvaccinated health coach in #Florida that ran 10 miles a day. His oxygen was 56% from COVID, now he's currently fighting for his life: “Never in a million years did I think I would get it or that it would affect me” #DeltaVariant…
While fighting the coronavirus, 33 y.o. Frue McAvoy’s best friend lost the same fight at age 36.

“We need to be more aware of it, start wearing masks again,” McAvoy said.

He also said he encourages people to get vaccinated.

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The #DeltaVariant is widespread in #Alabama resulting in an explosion of hospitalizations in the past 10 days. 22 children are currently hospitalized, compared to 9 last week, indicative of low vaccination rates & community spread.… Image
The #DeltaVariant has resulted in an explosion of cases and hospitalizations in #Alabama. At the beginning of July there were ~180 patients hospitalized. Now there are 554. Source: Image
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This is a really great article in Q&A format with Dr. Michael Saag, director of the Division of Infectious Disease at UAB. He discusses #DeltaVariant in children.… Image
The #DeltaVariant is "10-times more infectious than the other virus, and if you were able to dodge the bullet last winter, you are much less likely to be able to dodge it this time."
"The #DeltaVariant will infect children much more than the original strain simply because the Delta variant is much more infectious."
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In Jacksonville #Florida, 20 y.o. Amanda Beinborn has to fill both of her parents’ shoes including caring for her brother w/special needs after the entire UNVACCINATED family got COVID. Her father DIED July 19 & mom is on LIFE SUPPORT. #SoulsLostToCovid… Image
“A lot of people have that mentality that, you know, this isn’t going to happen to them. I basically felt the same way.”
Now Amanda is left with bills to pay as she takes care of her brother. But she said she can’t pay those bills because she doesn’t have access to her parents’ personal information.
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Tuesday July 20, 2021
😷Covid Update: Hospitalizations & deaths are increasing. #DeltaVariant makes up 83% of new U.S. cases
- New cases: +61,262
- Hospitalizations: 27,143 (+1,603)
- In ICU: 7,046 (+564)
- New Deaths: +315
- Total Deaths: 609,477
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"About half of those are critically ill. They’re in our ICU requiring ventilator support or really have COVID-pneumonia," said Dr. Rick Barr… Image
Dr. Rick Barr said the hospitalizations are about 2 to 3 times MORE than they saw back in the winter months with COVID-19.
One of the children on life support at Arkansas Children's Hospital is 13 y.o. Caia Morris Cooper
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