The truth about Florida’s high virus rate. Local news omits facts to push propaganda.

16JUL2020.  Ft. Lauderdale

From the front lines of the so called epicenter of the latest Corona virus scare.  Over the last week I’ve been watching this mysterious rapid rise in virus cases reported.  I thought strange but possibly related to the number of people getting tested.  It would make sense if that was the case.  More people tested more accurate numbers.

That is not what is going on.  The numbers getting reported are so distorted one has to wonder exactly what is happening.  Fox news out of Orlando checked the numbers reported with the organization reporting and found drastic discrepancies.  Here is an example from their fact checking.

“The report showed that Orlando Health had a 98 percent positivity rate. However, when FOX 35 News contacted the hospital, they confirmed errors in the report. Orlando Health’s positivity rate is only 9.4 percent, not 98 percent as in the report.”

FOX 35 INVESTIGATES: Florida Department of Health says some labs have not reported negative COVID-19 results

There are many other examples where the numbers don’t match what was actually measured.  How is this happening?  Is it the person reporting the information or someone at the Health Department?  Are the numbers a human error or is someone intentionally tampering with them?

What makes this more interesting is how local NBC6 is omitting what was reported by Fox news focusing on the negative numbers that were not reported.  To my eye it looks like a diversion.  Forget about the actual numbers and focus on the numbers that they claim are not important.  NBC6 calls people questioning these numbers conspiracy theorist.  It looks like NBC6 is actually describing their own business with the headline.

“The relatively small mistakes that some labs made in not reporting negative results would have almost no impact on the overall positivity rate in a state with more than 2.7 million people being tested.”

Conspiracy Theorists and Virus Deniers Amplify and Distort Minor Data Error

Working with lab results on a regular basis I can attest how dam important any number or percentage of test results are positive or negative.  After seeing this blatant manipulation I felt compelled to post this to raise awareness about getting the facts.  Be careful where your information comes from so you can make informed decisions based on facts.  Do your own research.  -13

South Florida Water Main Break Leaves 220,000 Without Water – Are you prepared?

Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels.com
coconut trees

Photo by Nextvoyage on Pexels.com

Broward County Florida, water main break leaves over 220,000 without water for hours with more to come.  Residents of cities Sea Ranch Lakes, Tamarac, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Port Everglades, Oakland Park, Winton Manors and Ft. Lauderdale were notified by an emergency alert text message early in the morning that the water was cut off.  We were informed we may not have water for 24 – 36 hours.  We had city water when we went to sleep, when we woke up there was none.

I’m covering this story because it’s local, it affects me directly and it is an excellent demonstration of why we have emergency supplies and equipment.  Living in Florida we have an expectation of hurricane events every year.  Due to that fact of life one must be prepared for the loss of municipal services like water, or private business services such as electricity.

alligator near water plant on body of water

Photo by Rene Ferrer on Pexels.com

Most of the water here comes from aquifer wells because we are surrounded by brackish and salt bodies of water.  If one doesn’t know where too look one could run out of water fast here and dehydrate quickly.  There is also the potential for dangerous wildlife encounters gathering fresh water.  It’s why we keep an average of 80 plus gallon of bottled water on-hand at any given time.  With the broken 42 inch pipe temporarily repaired we have a boil water order until further notice.  That means they consider all water entering our home to be contaminated and it must be treated before use to be safe.

IMG_5299

That’s not all.  The repair is only a temporary one and must have a permanent solution before the water supply returns to normal.  That means we will be without water again sometime in the near future.  The other potential with this incident could have been the loss of electric power.  The pipe was broken when a power company contractor was digging a hole for new electric service.  Without water and power it would be like after a hurricane.  We spent three weeks without power after Katrina struck Miami.

How did this affect our home?  Beside potentially contaminating our pipes, hot water heater and toilets it also left us without working fire hydrants.  We have water purification covered.  We have the ability to boil water with our electric stove, portable gas stove or turkey fryer as well as purify it with a mixed oxidant disinfectant we produce our self and our hiking water filter.

IMG_5301

Portable Gas Stove

IMG_5306

Turkey Fryer

IMG_5289

Mixed Oxidant Generator

IMG_5291

Hiking Water Filter

Water purification covered that leaves fire protection.  Ft. Lauderdale Fire Rescue reported that they called for mutual-aid from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Fire Rescue for tanker trucks to provide water should they need it.  Setting up quick dump reservoirs and shuttling water is a time consuming process which may leave fire crews needing water if things don’t go as planned or the fire is a large one.  The last thing they want to do is draft from a body of water or canal.

red fire hydrant on green grass field

Photo by Mike Bird on Pexels.com

Without working hydrants and the slow nature of tanker trucks there is the potential for a ripping blaze by the time fire crews can supply enough water to fight fire effectively.  I’ve seem homes burn down because there was no water supply or a delay in supplying it.  If the homeowner or tenant doesn’t have a way to fight fire during a natural or manmade disaster there is always the possibility of loosing everything or someone.

CART COMBINED

The best success causing the least damage requires a quick response.  If we had a fire during the worst part of a hurricane we would be on our own without municipal fire protection.  That means during a storm we have to have the ability to put out a fire.  If not if will burn a home down and possibly the neighbors as well depending how close they are.  Radiant heat will set other homes, vehicles and anything else close enough on fire.

bazaar bottles business ceramic

Because of our preparations for those type incidents we have for the most part been unaffected.  Our water supplies were in stock there was no need to go anywhere for supplies.  We have several means to supply pure water so there was no concern should we have to use them.  And on a small scale we have fire protection covered, enough so that we could put out a small fire quickly.  We regularly wash clothing and dishes as soon as there is a load, so most of our clothing/dishes are clean.  That was a lesson learned from Katrina.

This incident should make more people aware of the preparations necessary to prevent last minute scrambling for emergency supplies.  No matter where one may live there is always the potential need for those supplies.  Everyone should be prepared.  This was an excellent test of our capabilities.  I think our preparations have proven to meet my expectations.  Are you ready? -13

Video below.