As cases surge in the state, these physicians blast the Republican governor's refusal to return to lockdowns.
"Until this virus is given the respect it deserves to quiet down, introducing sports adds fuel to the fire," warns Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Chairwoman.
The governor’s non-response received a strong rebuke from state Democrats, who tweeted their disapproval of DeSantis being out of touch with the working class.
The results raise serious concerns about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ relentless push for in-person classes in August.
The state’s American Academy of Pediatrics warns the governor that if schools reopen for in-person learning, many children and families will likely become ill with COVID-19.
On Sunday, state health officials confirmed 15,299 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, a new record for the largest number of new cases in a state in a single day.
On Thursday, Florida saw 10,109 new confirmed cases, setting a new record for the highest single-day total.
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