Sunday, December 27, 2020

Gov. DeSantis Breaks With CDC; Will Vaccinate Elderly Before 'Essential Workers'; Virus Magnifies the Solitude for the Elderly at Christmas, and other C-Virus Updates

AP Photo/Chris O'Meara
Gov. DeSantis Breaks With CDC; Will Vaccinate Elderly Before 'Essential Workers':
There are more than three million Florida citizens over the age of 70 and Governor Ron DeSantis doesn’t believe they should have to wait to get protected from COVID. He announced plans to defy the CDC guidelines on who should get priority treatment in vaccinations and will inoculate older Floridians ahead of “essential workers.”
“In Florida, we’ve got to put our parents and grandparents first and that’s what we’re going to be doing,” DeSantis told reporters. “And we’re going to work like hell to be able to get all the vaccines out to elderly who want it.”
It’s hard to argue with that reasoning.
“Essential workers” include postal workers, first responders, grocery store workers, teachers, and others according to the CDC. “We are not going to put young, healthy workers ahead of our elderly vulnerable population,” DeSantis added. --->READ MORE HERE
Virus magnifies the solitude for the elderly at Christmas:
Rosa Otero prepares her dinner for another nightly meal in solitude.
This pandemic Christmas Eve has turned what should be a preciously scarce moment to spend time with her family into yet another daily installment of her life as a widow who lives alone. Otero, 83, normally travels across Spain from her small, tidy apartment in Barcelona to northwest Galicia, to spend the winter holidays with her family.
But the restrictions on travel and urgings from health authorities that infections are on the rise have convinced Otero’s family to cancel their holiday plans for this year.
“I don’t feel like celebrating anything,” Otero said as she sat down to eat a plate of salmon with potatoes. “I don’t like Christmas, because it brings me bad memories. My husband died in January seven years ago. Since then I feel very alone.” --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories and resources:

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may cause side effects for those with cosmetic facial fillers: FDA

For pregnant and nursing women, risks of COVID-19 probably outweigh risk of vaccine, experts say

USA TODAY: Coronavirus Updates

WSJ: Coronavirus Live Updates

YAHOO NEWS: Coronavirus Live Updates

NEW YORK POST: Coronavirus The Latest

If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook either here or here. Please follow us on Twitter here.

No comments: