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Re: What is the current situation in Florida?


@Porcelain wrote:

This all sounds like the beginning of Jaws.


I'm trying to be serious. Smiley Happy

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Re: What is the current situation in Florida?

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@Goldie76 wrote:

I've read that those who live in The Villages in Florida are not changing their lifestyle one bit.  Living life to the fullest.  The article was amusing but concerning.

 

Again, I hope their carpe diem approach during this time of COVID-19 does not have dreadful repercussions.

 

(I swear, I'm so distracted that I'm using incorrect words.)


This too shall pass. A case is confirmed in nearby Citrus County.

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Re: What is the current situation in Florida?


@Mindy D wrote:

@Porcelain wrote:

This all sounds like the beginning of Jaws.


I'm trying to be serious. Smiley Happy


I'm really not being flippant. In the movie the beachgoers partied and carried on and the irresponsible mayor encouraged it even though someone had been eaten by a shark. But when the shark started eating people again to the point it couldn't be ignored, only then did they start taking the threat seriously. There's a lesson there about human nature and ignoring experts and poopooing safety concerns in the interests of a good time and greed. Not making fun.


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Re: What is the current situation in Florida?

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Re: What is the current situation in Florida?

My brother just came home last night from Lake Wales, FL and everything was shut down-----stayed with my aunt but and they did go to a beach but that was it-----

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Re: What is the current situation in Florida?

I live south of Ft. Myers.  I went to Publix last Friday evening around 7:00 pm to do normal grocery shopping.  The store wasn't very busy and there was only one person in line in front of me to check out.  Everyone was calm and polite. But, the potato display in the produce section was entirely bare, not a potato to be found, and the meat section was decimated.  The only beef left was filet mignon, no pork or chicken, completely cleaned out.  So, folks around here are meat-and-potato fans, lol.  Of course, no paper products or cleaning supplies were available at that time of night.

 

That said, as I drove home, I noticed the area restaurant parking lots were packed.  So, people are hoarding food and supplies but not taking the social distancing guidelines seriously.

 

Fortunately, level heads have prevailed and many local public events have been canceled, museums closed, that sort of thing, but nothing about closing restaurants or bars.

 

For those with a Florida vacation planned, take a hard look at the Florida coronavirus map and see where the hot spots are...usually in the vicinity of an airport.  There are more  travel-related cases than community spread cases reported but that's only because there hasn't been enough testing done.  

 

For myself, there is no way I'm getting on a plane, train, or boat any time soon.  I practice "defensive living" and am giving other people very wide berth.  There are so many people in the world that have no concept of keeping their distance from others or changing their actions for the greater good of society, and in the case of this pandemic, the world.  It's sad, really, that people can be so self-absorbed and selfish.

 

I also read on our neighborhood Nextdoor forum that Canadian snowbirds in my area are leaving to go home early, probably a smart move now that Canada is closing their borders.   

 

 

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Re: What is the current situation in Florida?

Beaches in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Hollywood closed.

Hollywood Broadwalk closed.

No Springbreak allowed in SW Florida.

But,many casinos still open. SeminoleTribe has no intention to close Hardrock Hotel!,

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Re: What is the current situation in Florida?

There are many places all over Florida closed. And shortages are growing.

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Re: What is the current situation in Florida?

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@Porcelain wrote:

@Mindy D wrote:

@Porcelain wrote:

This all sounds like the beginning of Jaws.


I'm trying to be serious. Smiley Happy


I'm really not being flippant. In the movie the beachgoers partied and carried on and the irresponsible mayor encouraged it even though someone had been eaten by a shark. But when the shark started eating people again to the point it couldn't be ignored, only then did they start taking the threat seriously. There's a lesson there about human nature and ignoring experts and poopooing safety concerns in the interests of a good time and greed. Not making fun.


I got your analogy, but I felt a tinge of humor. Your point never fell on deaf ears. Some people will take forever to wake up and smell the coffee. They miss the point on taking things seriously now. They are not divergent, abstract, analytic, critical or  holistic thinkers.

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Re: What is the current situation in Florida?


@Mindy D wrote:

@Goldie76 wrote:

I've read that those who live in The Villages in Florida are not changing their lifestyle one bit.  Living life to the fullest.  The article was amusing but concerning.

 

Again, I hope their carpe diem approach during this time of COVID-19 does not have dreadful repercussions.

 

(I swear, I'm so distracted that I'm using incorrect words.)


This too shall pass. A case is confirmed in nearby Citrus County.


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