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Florida has the correct coronavirus response – but the media won’t tell you that

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Florida has the correct coronavirus response - but the media won't tell you that

A few months ago, the media, almost like one, decided that Governor Ron DeSantis was a public threat that would get Florida residents killed with his weak response to the coronavirus crisis.

In an interview with National Review, DeSantis said he was surprised by “what a knee he was” that hostile coverage of, but he “also knew that none of these people knew about Florida at all, so I didn’t care what they said.”

Conventional wisdom has begun to change about Florida, because the widely predicted disaster has yet to materialize. It is worth investigating the country’s response because it is the opposite of the media narrative of the friendly governor Trump who ignores facts to pursue a rash agenda. DeSantis and his team have followed science closely from the start, which is why they forged a nuanced approach, but which focused like a laser on the most vulnerable populations, those in nursing homes.

An irony of the national coverage of the coronavirus crisis is that at the same time DeSantis was made a villain, the Governor of New York. Cuomo was made a hero, although DeSantis’s approach to nursing homes is clearly superior to Cuomo. Florida is trying hard to expel COVID-19 positive people from nursing homes, while New York is out of the way to include them, a policy that is now widely recognized to have been a disaster.

The media doesn’t really pay attention to the ball. “The day the media had their first major frenzy about Florida was March 15,” DeSantis recalled. “There are people in Clearwater Beach, and this is a big problem. The same day was when we signed an executive order to, one, forbid visits to nursing homes, and two, forbid reintroduction of COVID-positive patients back to nursing homes.”

DeSantis was confused by the obsession with the beaches of Florida. When they open in Jacksonville, it is a great national story, usually delivered in a terrible tone. “Jacksonville has almost no COVID activity outside the context of the nursing home,” he said. “Their hospitalization dropped, ICU dropped since the beach opened a month ago. However, no one talked about it. Just like, ‘OK, we just move on to the next target.’

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Despite being appointed to hero status, Governor Cuomo's attitude about nursing homes paled in comparison with Governor DeSantis's decision in Florida.
Despite being elevated to hero status, Governor Cuomo’s attitude about nursing homes paled in comparison to Governor DeSantis taking in Florida.John Roca

So how does DeSantis act in response to the epidemic? Starting with data …

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At first, DeSantis looked at the South Korean experience, which he said “did not have deaths under 30, and then 80 percent of them were 70 years old or above. That’s really dramatic. “

Then there’s Italy: “I think the average age of death is around 82 in some regions of Northern Italy … That really helps inform strategies to focus most of our efforts on risk groups.”

The DeSantis team also did not put a lot of stock in a horrific projection. Instead, “we started to really focus on what we saw.”

Florida is better able to do that than many countries because of her routine experience dealing with natural disasters. “Many states don’t have the data infrastructure that Florida has,” said Mary Mayhew, secretary of the Florida Health Administration Agency. “We have an emergency status system that stands in the case of a hurricane. Hospitals and nursing homes and other long-term care providers are required to send data every day, twice a day, about the availability of their beds. “

The Florida Department of Health produces reports that DeSantis sees every morning: new cases, number of tests, positivity, etc. He also got a list of people going to the hospital and using ICU. He can follow the main indicators to the district level. He cites the example of rural Hamilton County. That has 67 cases the other day. DeSantis can call the state general surgeon to find out what is happening and find out that it was an outbreak in prison rather than a wider community spread.

The focus is on “clinically significant cases” and it points to nursing homes.

First, Protect Nursing Homes

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Florida has about 350,000 residents and staff in more than 4,000 long-term care facilities, and the state takes precautions with its seniors in general.

“We suggest, before there is mitigation,” DeSantis said, “if you are 65 and older, stay at home as much as possible and avoid the crowds.”

Florida nursing homes are well supplied, managed and protected by Governor DeSantis.
Florida nursing homes are well supplied, managed and protected by Governor DeSantis.NurPhoto via Getty Images

Inspectors and assessment teams also visit nursing homes. Florida, DeSantis notes, “requires all staff and every worker who enters for COVID disease screening, temperature check. Anyone who is symptomatic will not be allowed in. “And that requires staff to wear PPE.” We put our money in our mouths, “he continued.” We ended up sending 10 million masks only to our long-term care facility, one million gloves, half a million face shields. “

Florida also fortifies hospitals with PPE, but DeSantis is aware that there will be no point in hospitals if infections in nursing homes run out of control: “If I can send PPE to nursing homes, and they can prevent outbreaks. there, it will do more to reduce the burden on hospitals than I just send them 500,000 N95 masks. “

When the country saw infections in nursing homes that were likely caused by staff, DeSantis mobilized what he called the “expedition testing force” – 50 National Guard teams consisting of four guards along with Department of Health personnel who tested staff and residents.

Most of the facilities have not yet been confirmed. “But already,” he said, “the majority of them have between one and five infections. So the infection is identified, but then, you isolate individuals or small groups before you experience an outbreak. “

The state has just launched a cellular testing laboratory in RV that has a quick test with results in one or two hours. They have also started sentinel surveillance programs for long-term care facilities, routinely taking representative samples to monitor flare-ups.

Finally, several nursing homes have just been established COVID-19, with several more in the pipeline. The idea, once again, is to get COVID-19-positive residents out of ordinary nursing homes as much as possible.

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Country Diversity, Various Approaches

At the same time, Florida gives concessions to their districts how they react to the crisis.

“I said from the beginning,” DeSantis explained, “we are a large and diverse country. Even at this point, 60 percent of our cases came from only three districts. “

DeSantis issued its own orders throughout the state, but he argued that it was more flexible and less prescriptive than those from other countries. “We basically have a business that operates. We have a caring day opened, we have open recreation, and my order has never really closed business. We allow them to operate in the context of only limiting contact between people outside the household. “

The hot outdoor environment seemed to quell fear of other waves of plague.
The media were scared after photos emerged of people flocking to the Florida coast in March, but Governor DeSantis was not worried. “I have always believed that respiratory viruses tend to be transmitted in hot outdoor environments,” he said.Getty Images

He relaxed from the start about outdoor activities, even when critics sounded alarms about the beach: “I always believe that respiratory viruses tend to be transmitted in hot outdoor environments, and then you start to see studies come, in March, saying that that is so. “

He thinks that the relatively short and extensive closing orders have allowed Florida to be ahead of the reopening curve of tighter states. DeSantis argues that “what we did in March and April is equivalent to what will happen in New York or California, when they go to phase three.”

Going forward, he said, “being measured and being wise and just following the data is important.” But “outside southeast Florida, we don’t see a lot of community transmission, which is a good sign.” Of course, testing will continue to be a priority, as has been the case so far.

Maybe there is still something wrong in Florida, but no one can say that the state has not taken a wise approach to the crisis. Or, no one can say that – which, of course, hasn’t stopped many journalists.

“I see it more as a badge of honor that I do a good job,” DeSantis said, “and that they see me as a target, because if not, they might ignore me.”

This part has been adapted from the original, first published in National Review, where Rich Lowry is the editor. @ Richlowry

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Ruben Amorim defends Paulinho. ″He is the best Portuguese striker I want″

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Ruben Amorim defends Paulinho.  ″He is the best Portuguese striker I want″

Rubén Amorim, the Sporting manager, showed this Friday that he is confident that Sporting will beat Benfica again, as they did in the league, and reclaim the League Cup.

“We are in a big club that needs to win titles. We are in the final and anything can happen. But I am sure that we will win. If we win, this is another trophy that will go to the museum. Life goes on. “The rest of the season remains the same,” said the coach, who has won the trophy twice as a manager and six times as a player.

For Benfica, Amorim dismissed the idea that Benfica were more in need of a win because they lacked titles and suggested that they were a different team than the one they faced in the league.

“That game was tough and we killed it when we had to. Tomorrow (Saturday) it will be a different game than in the championship. This is the game that defines the title and affects all players. pressure than on us.” The pressure is on our side because we have to win. The fact that we won less time ago does not take the pressure off us,” suggested Ruben Amorim.

Saying that Benfica’s main difference will be a new tactical system, with the prospect of the Eagles playing in a 4-3-3 formation, the “lion” coach also addressed moves in the transfer market, criticism of Paulinho and a perceived interest in Slimani. .

“Paulinho is the best Portuguese striker I want for our team. Whatever happens in the market, I will be here to comment. Everything that will be done will be in line with what we consider to be the best for Sporting,” the coach concluded.

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UFRR oferta oficinas de Línguas Portuguesa e Estrangeiras

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UFRR oferta oficinas de Línguas Portuguesa e Estrangeiras

Oficinas serão realizadas por alunos estagiários dos cursos de Letras (português, espanhol e inglês), sob orientação dos professores das disciplinas de Estágio Supervisionado

O Núcleo de Línguas Estrangeiras (Nucele) e os cursos de bacharelado em Letras da Universidade Federal de Roraima (UFRR) abriram inscrições para oficinas gratuitas nas áreas de línguas portuguesa e estrangeiras, para estudantes do ensino fundamental e médio.

Trata-se de uma proposta de desenvolvimento dos estágios curriculares supervisionados das licenciaturas em Letras no âmbito do Ensino Remoto Emergencial-ERE da UFRR. As oficinas serão realizadas por alunos estagiários dos cursos de Letras (português, espanhol e inglês), sob orientação dos professores das disciplinas de Estágio Supervisionado.

O publico-alvo é especialmente alunos que desejam realizar o Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio, alunos que pretendem fazer o vestibular da UFRR, além de alunos que tenham interesse de fazer o ensino médio no Instituto Federal de Ciência e Tecnologia de Roraima. No entanto, todos os alunos do ensino fundamental e médio podem participar;

O período das inscrições das oficinas segue o seguinte cronograma:

Oficina de Leitura: “O cidadão de Papel: uma proposta de leitura crítica”. Incrições de 19/01 a 30/01.

Oficina de Lingua Portuguesa Ensino Fundamental: “Do povo para a sala de aula: estudando gêneros populares na aula de português”. Incrições de 18/01 a 01/02.

Oficina 1 de Espanhol: “El extraordinario mundo de los cuentos”. Incrições de 17/01 a 02/02.

Oficina 2 de Espanhol: “El universo de las historietas: los superheroes de hoy”. Incrições de 20/01 a 01/02.

Oficina 3 de Espanhol: “Cuentos de terror: desentrañando las narrativas de Quiroga”. Incrições de 21/01 a 18/02. Link: encurtador.com.br/mortC

Oficina 4 de Espanhol: “Biografia: personajes del mundo hispânico”. Incrições de 21/01 a 17/02. link:

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Oficina de Literatura – Ensino Medio: “A mulher preta eo pobre e no Vestibular da UFRR: um retrato brasileiro por meio da Literatura.” Incrições de 25/01 to 30/01.

Oficina de Conversação de Inglês. Incrições de 25/01 to 31/01.

Leitura e compreensão textual em língua inglesa para ENEM e vestibular. Incrições de 25/01 to 31/01.

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Covid-19 custou ao Estado português 7.74 mil milhões de euros só em 2021

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Covid-19 custou ao Estado português 7.74 mil milhões de euros só em 2021

A covid-19 custom ao Estado portugues 7.74 mil milhoes de euros só em 2021, divulgou esta quinta-feira a Direção-Geral do Orçamento (DGO), num dia em que Portugal estabeleceu um novo recorde diário de infeções.

“Até ao final de Dezembro, a execução das medidas adotadas no âmbito do combate e da prevenção da Covid-19, bem como as que têm por objetivo repor a normalidade, conduziu a uma redução da receita de 306.4 milhões de euros ea um aumento da despesa total em 7.437.3 milhões de euros”, lê-se na”Sintese da Execução Orçamentalda DGO.

Incluído na despesa estão os apoios as empresas e ao empregoque somaram 4.027.6 milhões de euros, sendo um quarto no âmbito no programa Apoiar e um pouco de mais de outro quarto no apoio aos transportes.

O apoio ao setor da Saude somou no ano passado 1,474.9 milhões de euros, sendo aqui incluído o investimento em recursos humanos, vacinas e testes.

Quanto ao boletim epidemiologico da Direção-Geral de Saude (DGS), foram diagnosticadas 65.706 novas infeções de quarta para quinta-feira, um novo recorde diário no país, e há ainda a lamentar mais 41 mortes com Covid-19.

Em termos hospitalares, registou-se uma queda de 64 “doentes covid” internadoshavendo agora um máximo de 2249 camas ocupadas, incluindo 147 nos cuidados intensivos (menos sete do que na quarta-feira).

Em termos de vacinas contra a Covid-19, está já aberto o autoagendamento da dose de reforço para maiores de 18 anos. O pedido pod ser feito online pelo portal do Serviço Nacional de Saúde.

O reforço pode ser feito por “utentes com idade igual ou superior a 18 anos, que tenham completado o esquema primário há cincom meses e não tenham tido infeção há menos de cincom meses”, explicam os Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde (SPMS).

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Pela Europa

O governo britânico pretende aliviar as restrições anticovid em Inglaterra eo fim do uso obrigatorio das máscaras é uma das medidas já em vigor.

Para o ministro da Saude britânico, Sajid Javidmanter a proteção facial contra a Covid-19 é agora “um questão de decisão pessoal“, mas ainda assim alguns operadores de transportes públicos ingleses mantém o pedido de uso de máscaras nos respetivos serviços.

Na Dinamarca, todas as restrições vão ser levantadas a partir de 1 de fevereiro. Entre os dinamarqueses, existe um misto de medo e alívio. Até porque este foi o país onde a variante Ómicron começou por ser mais agressiva na Europa e ainda há muitas pessoas infetadas.

Em Franca, a dois meses das eleições presidenciais, voltaram as manifestações sindicais pelos aumentos salariais, num contexto ainda muito marcado pela Covid-19. Em especial nas escolas, com muitas salas fechadas devido a professores infetados.

De acordo com o balanço desta quarta-feira, foram diagnosticadas em 24 horas mais 392 mil novas infeções e registados mais 268 mortos em ambiente hospitalar, o que elevou a tragédia de Covid-19 em França para mais de 130 mil mortos em quase dois anos de presença do vírus no país.

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