Journalistic sources reported this Wednesday from Washington that Miami has become the epicenter of the pandemic.
So profound that experts compare it to what happened months ago in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
Specialists and local authorities urgently call to comply with the necessary sanitary measures in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus.
At the same time they reiterate wearing the surgical masks and keeping physical distance.
Lilian Abbo, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Miami, told the press, “Miami is now the epicenter of the virus. What we witnessed in Wuhan City five months ago, now we are seeing it here.”
Observers pointed out that this Sunday, Florida broke the record with 15,300 cases.
Health authorities reported 12,624 new cases on Monday, with a total of 282,435 patients.
Abbo highlighted that in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties there is a large percentage of hospitalized patients in medical or intensive care.
Meanwhile, El Nuevo Herald announced days ago that the Agency for Health Care Administration reported 8,551 people hospitalized in Florida on Monday.
That day in Miami-Dade more than two thousand people were admitted.
Mayor Carlos Giménez, warned:
“The first thing to reduce this figure is the precautions we take as individuals. The virus is not going to go away unless we change our behavior. ”
He said that the population is not taking it seriously and urged to wear the surgical mask.
He also condemned those who throw parties or attend social events.
Giménez hinted that he will be forced to take drastic measures if people keep ignoring the recommendations.
A difficult situation for those who for years have sold Miami like some sort of earthly paradise.
The United States, whose current military spending bill is edging the $ 540 billion dollars, doesn’t have enough surgical masks or respirators to meet the needs of the current crisis.
Facts that foretell hard tasks for the Miami ideologists and propagandists.
Translated by Amilkal Labañino / CubaSí Translation Staff