Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. “Has (IHME’s) model been accurate so far? Have any of the models been accurate so far?” DeSantis asked during a Fort Myers news conference. “We need to go based on facts and evidence and not based on conjecture.”IHME’s model, which was updated Sunday, added more than 1,400 COVID-19 deaths to Florida’s total and extended the disease’s peak duration by more than six weeks in Florida from a model issued last week by the University of Washington-based institute.The update was the first since phase one of DeSantis’ reopening plan launched May 4. It did not factor in his Friday order that allowed the Monday reopening of barbershops and cosmetology/nail salons, nor does it exclude the three south Florida counties that remained under his April 1 stay-at-home order.On Friday, the governor allowed Palm Beach County to advance into phase one Monday, but Miami-Dade and Broward counties, which have borne the brunt of the state’s COVID-19 outbreak, have not progressed to the initial reopening phase.The IHME’s previous model projected 4,000 Floridians would die from COVID-19 by early August, with daily fatalities already peaking in late-April.The Florida Department of Health (DOH) dashboard reported Monday morning that 40,982 people in the state had tested COVID-19 positive, with 7,224 hospitalized and 1,735 dead from the disease.The numbers reflect an increase of 8,252 new cases, 1,625 additional hospitalizations and 517 deaths since May 1.New cases continue to demonstrate a roller-coaster pattern with 398 new COVID-19 cases reported Sunday, 707 on Saturday, 783 on Friday and 353 on Thursday.DOH reported 561,741 people had been tested statewide through Sunday, an increase of 79,736 over the past four days, nearly 20,000 a day, with an overall 7.3 percent positivity ratio.Positivity ratio of test results is a key indicator in DeSantis’ reopening plan, which, unlike the President Donald Trump administration’s plan, gauges progress by declining percentages rather than declining case counts.These are among nuances missing in IHME’s Florida projections, DeSantis said, noting the models also don’t recognize the state’s early adoption of a policy that did not allow recovering COVID-19 patients to return to nursing homes and long-term care (LTC) centers.“What I have found on these models is they have assumptions that are totally unreasonable with no appreciation for how different states are doing this,” he said. “You take a look at what Florida is doing versus other states and, obviously, I think it makes a big difference.”IHME’s state-by-state projections have been revised repeatedly since late-March, when it forecast COVID-19 would peak in Florida with 174 deaths on May 3 and kill 6,766 people by Aug. 4.When DeSantis issued his first emergency order in mid-March and then extended it 30 days April 1, “mobility” tracked by IHME using phone data declined precipitously. Mobility was about 56 percent below normal for April, according to the institute.With DeSantis lifting the stay-at-home order for 64 of the state’s 67 counties on May 4 and with businesses still under restrictions and social distancing protocols in place, IHME’s model projects “mobility” will increase to 34 percent below “normal” or, in other words, two-thirds of “normal.”The revised projections still indicate the state has “flattened the curve.” IHME’s model forecasts Florida will have ample available hospital beds and resources to accommodate any anticipated surge. Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSCOVID-19Deaths ForecastGovernor DeSantisThe Center Square Previous articleCentral Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens reopens Wednesday, May 13Next articleUPDATE 2: City of Apopka antibody testing closed Wednesday, resumes Friday, May 15 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 A FedEx worker wears a protective mask and gloves Monday, May 11, 2020, as he makes a delivery as shops prepare to reopen in Palm Beach, Fla. Lynne Sladky / AP You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here By John Haughey | The Center SquareGov. Ron DeSantis on Monday dismissed updated projections from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) that estimate COVID-19 will kill 5,440 Floridians by Aug. 4, with the disease’s daily death toll peaking between June 8-10.
Email Advertisement Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Life of a Child at School in the 1916 period – model classroom exhibition, which is currently on display in Mary Immaculate College.Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Life of a Child at School in the 1916 period – model classroom exhibition, which is currently on display in Mary Immaculate College.Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22AN HISTORIC public performance of Amhrán na bhFiann signed by children from the Mid-west School for the Deaf opened the ‘Changing Faces of Ireland’ photography exhibition at Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College last week.On display as part of the college’s programme of events to commemorate 1916, the exhibition portrays the vibrancy of school life throughout the decades with photos from two of Limerick’s oldest schools, Villiers School and Presentation Primary School. Along with photographs from more recently established schools, Limerick Educate Together East and Limerick School Project, it provides an insightfulsnapshot in time from the 1930’s all the way to 2016.“School photographs are a wonderful way to reflect on the changes which occur in society overall,” said coordinator Brighid Golden.“The faces of children along with the activities, clothing and surroundings in each of the photographs in this exhibition tell the story of how Limerick has evolved over time and gives an insight into Limerick of today.”Opening the exhibition Prof Michael Healy, associate vice president of research at Mary Immaculate College thanked the participating schools for their commitment and enthusiasm to the project.“We believe that the snapshots provided in the photographs speak to the vibrant history of schools in Limerick,” he said.Also available to view at Mary Immaculate College is the “Life of a Child at School in the 1916 Period” exhibition which includes a life size model of 1916-style classroom currently on public display in the main foyer. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGS1916limerickMary Immaculate College Previous articleLimerick sisters run for ZondraNext article#Limerick drivers warned of treacherous driving conditions after crashes Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsA snapshot of school life in Limerick through the decadesBy Alan Jacques – March 4, 2016 733 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin
Newcomer Ruby Lewis is set to make her Great White Way debut in Cirque du Soleil—Paramour. The production, which will unite the signature spectacle of Cirque du Soleil with Broadway’s storytelling, is now scheduled to officially open on May 25, 2016 (instead of June 2). Previews will still start on April 16 at the Lyric Theatre.Lewis first came to Cirque du Soleil’s attention in For The Record: Baz, the post-modern cabaret inspired by the films of director Baz Luhrmann. She has also appeared in the national touring companies of Gypsy, Grease, Jersey Boys and We Will Rock You.Directed by Philippe Decouflé, Paramour is set in the world of Golden Age Hollywood. The event will spin the tale of a beautiful young poet forced to choose between love and art. Additional casting for the 38-member company that blends the best in circus arts will be announced soon. Related Shows View Comments Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR Show Closed This production ended its run on April 16, 2017