JACKSONVILLE, Fla– About 200 Florida-based medical professionals, including many from the First Coast, signed an open letter to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Saturday, requiring the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville to be held off and for using masks to be mandated in the city.
The complete letter to Lenny Curry can be read below:.
” Dear Mayor Curry and Jacksonville City Council:.
Recent data show that the variety of Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations are increasing in Florida, consisting of Jacksonville. As the economy has actually opened, the variety of Covid -19 cases in Jacksonville has actually increased significantly; regional restaurants and bars have had to close once again because of this. Florida, Texas, and California are the brand-new “locations” for Covid-19.
As physicians, we have actually trained numerous years for one function– to help treat the ill and lessen suffering. We are really worried. This is a new virus, and we unfortunately have neither a vaccine, nor an especially efficient treatment. The bright side is that both the Florida Surgeon General and the CDC have standards for decreasing spread of the virus: preserve social distancing of 6 feet and wear a face mask in any public area, unless outdoors, and strictly comply with social distancing. In addition, both advise no groups of more than 50 people ought to collect, and particularly not indoors.
For some, a face mask has actually become a political statement. There are methods of motivating compliance short of making it a criminal offense, and its working in hundreds of cities worldwide.
The Republican National Convention (RNC) is arranged in Jacksonville for late August. It is approximated that more than 40,000 individuals, consisting of journalism and protestors, will attend from all over the US. Allowing this number of people to descend on Jacksonville is unequivocally intriguing of illness, naturally damaging, and medically disrespectful to the citizens of this city, much less the remainder of the country. There will be increased hospitalizations, long-lasting illness, and deaths. At biggest threat are our most vulnerable populations: the poor, the senior, and those with underlying conditions. Others probably to be impacted include our health care workers at all levels, our very first responders, our service employees, and airport workers.
It is contrary and exceptionally unsafe to existing public health suggestions to stage a big occasion in an area where the number of cases is surging. The RNC ought to be held off or really considerably lowered in numbers because of these dangers. In addition, Jacksonville ought to follow the leads of Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and other cities in Florida, in addition to Texas and California, in right away (before a convention) mandating using masks and social distancing.”.
In the letter, physicians likewise caution there will be an increase in COVID-19-related hospitalizations, long-lasting health issue and deaths as an outcome of the convention.
” Allowing this number of people to descend on Jacksonville is unequivocally intriguing of disease, naturally harmful, and medically rude to the people of this city, much less the rest of the nation,” the letter said..
The medical professional likewise required the mayor and Jacksonville City Council to follow the lead of Florida citys like Miami, Tampa, Orlando and right away mandate using masks and social distancing to decrease the spread of COVID-19.
On Saturday, the Florida Department of Health reported the biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases yet with 9,585 new-confirmed cases.
The letter keeps in mind that more than 40,000 individuals are anticipated to go to the RNC from all over the nation.
Current stats show that the number of Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations are increasing in Florida, including Jacksonville. As the economy has opened up, the number of Covid -19 cases in Jacksonville has actually increased substantially; local dining establishments and bars have actually had to close again since of this. The Republican National Convention (RNC) is set up in Jacksonville for late August. Enabling this number of people to descend on Jacksonville is unequivocally intriguing of disease, naturally harmful, and medically rude to the people of this city, much less the rest of the country. In addition, Jacksonville must follow the leads of Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and other cities in Florida, along with Texas and California, in immediately (prior to a convention) mandating the usage of masks and social distancing.”.
” At biggest danger are our most susceptible populations: the poor, the elderly, and those with underlying conditions,” the letter said. “Others most likely to be affected include our health care employees at all levels, our very first responders, our service employees, and airport workers.”.