I don’t know how it’s going elsewhere, but here in Monroe county it has been hell for people like me and my wife Cynthia, ages 72 and 76.
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This page is updated daily. FDOH’s report today shows 35 additional cases of Covid-19 were confirmed for Monroe County over the weekend. The cumulative case count is now 5,857. (96 of the 5,857 cases are associated with outbreaks in longterm care facilities and 107 cases are inmates or staff in a Monroe County Detention Center.) After adjustments, increases in cumulative case counts over the weekend, by location, include 10 more in Key West, 7 more in Key Largo, 5 more in Marathon, 4 more in Tavernier, 4 more in Summerland, 3 more in Big Pine, 2 more non-Florida residents and 1 in Grassy Key.
I feel it is my duty to shed some light on how we can do better with the COVID-19 surge in our community. Although masking, distancing, and washing are extremely important in prevention, more than these measures is needed to mitigate the increased community spread. The methods by which we contain this spread are vital to our community. We are 9 months into this pandemic and our community lacks adequate testing, contact tracing, and quarantine resources to reduce the spread. The surge was foreseeable.
The naked man, who the report says, had committed no crime and posed no threat was pepper sprayed at least five times – once at extremely close range. Riggs even attempted to tase him, and to get in the water and “choke [him] out,” threatened to gaff him, threatened to drown him and ultimately used a potentially lethal choke hold to remove him from the water.