Miami Florida: Closed

Last week was different.

Last week I didn’t laugh with Jimmy Dore.

Last week I laughed at Jimmy Dore.

Last week Jimmy Dore declared the beaches in Florida should be shut down.

He didn’t provide any rationale for closing down the beaches.

But he did mention Florida has a Republican governor.

Should this be allowed to happen?
No! No!
Here’s what you do.
You shut the beach down.
That’s it.
End of story.
That shouldn’t be allowed to happen.
There’s a Republican governor in Florida.

The Jimmy Dore Show: 18 March 2020

The comedy continued when “local officials” closed the Florida beaches.

Local officials in Florida towns and cities are taking it upon themselves to close beaches amid the coronavirus outbreak after Gov. Ron DeSantis refused to, even as spring breakers and others crowd the shores.

NBC News – Elisha Fieldstadt – 19 March 2020

All parks, beaches, and recreational facilities (whether publicly-owned or privately- owned) will be CLOSED.

Emergency Measures to be implemented by City of Miami Beach
Effective March 21, 2020, at 12:01 A.M.

These “local officials”:

1) Don’t want people to benefit from fresh air and sunshine at the beach.

Don’t live in the dark.

Don’t shut the sunshine out of your home.

Don’t exclude the fresh air.

A Report on an Epidemic of Influenza
in the City of Chicago in the Fall of 1918
John Dill Robertson
Department of Health – City of Chicago – 1918


Put simply, medics found that severely ill flu patients nursed outdoors recovered better than those treated indoors.

A combination of fresh air and sunlight seems to have prevented deaths among patients; and infections among medical staff.

There is scientific support for this.

Research shows that outdoor air is a natural disinfectant.

Fresh air can kill the flu virus and other harmful germs.

Equally, sunlight is germicidal and there is now evidence it can kill the flu virus.

Coronavirus and the Sun: a Lesson from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic – Richard Hobday – 10 March 2020

Under the direction of Colonel William H. Brooks of nearby Brookline, the Massachusetts National Guard erected a tent hospital on Corey Hill, completing the work in a single day. Two hundred sick sailors were admitted to the new emergency hospital the next day, September 10.

Boston, Massachusetts
Influenza Encyclopedia – American Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919.
University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine and
Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library

Sunburn is caused by UV radiation, either from the sun or from artificial sources, such as tanning lamps, welding arcs, or ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. It is a reaction of the body to direct DNA damage from UVB light.

2) Aren’t worried about overcrowded or “badly ventilated” housing.

The treatment at Camp Brooks Hospital took place outdoors, with “a maximum of sunshine and of fresh air day and night.”

The medical officer in charge, Major Thomas F. Harrington, had studied the history of his patients and found that the worst cases of pneumonia came from the parts of ships that were most badly ventilated.

In good weather, patients were taken out of their tents and put in the open.

Brookline in the Flu Pandemic of 1918-19 (Part 1 of 2)
Muddy River Musings – Ken Liss – 15 June 2009

3) Haven’t any idea about at risk areas.

Researchers Predict Potential Spread and Seasonality for COVID-19 Based on Climate Where Virus Appears to Thrive
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Deborah Kotz – 12 March 2020

To date, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by SARS-CoV-2, has established significant community spread in cities and regions along a narrow east west distribution roughly along the 30-50° N corridor at consistently similar weather patterns consisting of average temperatures of 5-11° C, combined with low specific (3-6 g/kg) and absolute humidity (4-7 g/m 3 ).

Temperature, Humidity and Latitude Analysis to Predict
Potential Spread and Seasonality for COVID-19
Mohammad M Sajadi, Parham Habibzadeh, Augustin Vintzileos, Shervin Shokouhi, Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm, Anthony Amoroso
5 March 2020 – Available at SSRN


Coordinates: 28.1° N 81.6° W

With an average daily temperature of 70.7 °F (21.5 °C), it is the warmest state in the U.S.

4) Haven’t any idea about at risk age groups.


5) Haven’t any idea about “previous medical conditions”.

More than 99% of Italy’s coronavirus fatalities were people who suffered from previous medical conditions, according to a study by the country’s national health authority.

99% of Those Who Died From Virus Had Other Illness, Italy Says
Tommaso Ebhardt, Chiara Remondini, and Marco Bertacche
Bloomberg – 18 March 2020

In fact, these “local officials” just have no idea.

The data is overwhelming at this point that community-based spread and airborne transmission is not a threat.

We don’t have significant examples of spreading through restaurants or gyms.

When you consider the environment COVID-19 prefers, isolating every family in their home is a perfect situation for infection and transmission among other family members.

Evidence from South Korea and Singapore shows that it is completely possible and preferred to continue on with life while making accommodations that are data-driven, such as social distancing and regular temperature checks.

COVID-19 – Evidence Over Hysteria
Authored by Aaron Ginn via
Zero Hedge – 21 March 2020

The curtain comes down on this comedy of errors with the realisation that the Land of The Free has become another Neurotic Narcissist Nation with more than it’s fair share of Left Wing Reactionaries.

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12 Responses to Miami Florida: Closed

  1. And never letting a crisis go to waste, I suspect our technocratic overlords in the UN sense the opportunity to change the world’s economic system from the hated capitalist one. And it is impossible to debate anyone who are driven by their beliefs rather than their lying eyes.

  2. Hari says:

    Thanks, Tim – some interesting information – using sunshine and open air as part of treatment in 1918.
    Also that bit on the improvised masks!

  3. malagabay says:

    Peter Hitchens and Richard North write from the trenches in England…

    A mere title, a white coat, a smooth manner, a winning way with long words and technical jargon, will never again be enough for me.

    It never, ever does any harm to question decisions which you think are wrong. If they are right, then no harm will be done. They will be able to deal with your questions. If they are, in fact, wrong, you could save everyone a lot of trouble.

    But while I see very little evidence of a pandemic, and much more of a PanicDemic, I can witness on my daily round the slow strangulation of dozens of small businesses near where I live and work, and the catastrophic collapse of a flourishing society, all these things brought on by a Government policy made out of fear and speculation rather than thought.

    Is shutting down Britain – with unprecedented curbs on ancient liberties – REALLY the best answer?
    Mail on Sunday – Peter Hitchens – 22 March 2020

    Yesterday’s press conference, therefore, offered the usual dose of torture (mercifully absent on Saturday), when the Great Leader told us why the government was taking its “unprecedented steps”.

    The reason “of course”, he said, was that “we have to slow the spread of the disease and to save thousands of lives”, at which point we entered something of a fairy-tale land the one in which we actually had a government which knew what it was doing.

    Coronavirus: the killer with a benign face
    EUreferendum – Richard North – 23 March 2020

  4. malagabay says:

    Gerald Celente – Gold in Greatest Depression Will Be Stolen
    Greg Hunter – 25 March 2020

  5. malagabay says:

    The Happy Few Are the Cured
    Now let’s get on with saving the economy while protecting the vulnerable.

    Because of the circumstances,
    I find myself watching CNN quite a bit lately.

    As usual,
    Donald Trump is a liar: CNN is much worse than he says.

    The Wall Street Journal – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. – 24 March 2020

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  8. malagabay says:

    How many of those deaths are in excess of what is normal for the State of Florida in a given year? Because that, in the end, is the only thing that really matters. That’s your best proxy for medical services breakdown.

    From the CDC’s statistics, which admittedly, are a couple of days behind the latest data, that number is 134 based on the predicted models, based on the last full week of data.

    The actual, observed, unweighted data from the CDC is zero excess deaths.


    Lockdowns Ending but Their Politics Still Rule
    Tom Luongo – 1 May 2020

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