The debate is now swirling over whether Florida’s restaurants, bars, and gym should close once again. The recent case is being brought to light by the White House in regards of the number of Covid-19 cases in the state.
According to health officials, Florida is in the red zone in terms of hospitalizations so far. The crisis is prompting the call from the current White House administration for various businesses to be shut down.
However, while business owners are upset, there are local doctors who support shutting down some businesses to help control the spread of COVID-19.
We’ve got a very small percentage of the population that’s vaccinated, and we still have long ways to go before we can start feeling comfortable about the fact that we have this under control.
– Dr. Chirag Patel, Assistant Chief Medical Officer at UF Health Jacksonville
Patel says it comes down to the public’s decision.
“The economic cost that were facing as a nation and globally, but then there’s that health cost the cost in lives,” Patel explained.
Patel said he hopes everyone takes necessary action in staying safe while were still waiting on getting vaccinated.