SOUTH FORT MYERS
A high chief in well being care in our neighborhood says he’s battling COVID-19 each within the ICU and on-line.
About 50% of Floridian’s complete inhabitants is vaccinated, and in Lee County, it’s barely much less.
“I rack my mind day by day; what am I lacking?” laments Dr. Larry Antonucci, president and CEO of Lee Well being.
Antonucci stated misinformation in regards to the vaccines is exhibiting up on his personal Twitter feed.
Dr. Jordan Taillon is a pulmonologist and important care specialist. He says that earlier than COVID-19 sufferers within the ICU shut their eyes to die, “You’re beginning to hear folks replicate on this, that they didn’t suppose they could possibly be on this place.”
Each morning, Antonucci opens his cellphone to learn what number of extra Southwest Floridians are in his hospitals. “And daily, I get up with the hope that it’s gonna be lower than the day earlier than, and I haven’t had that but.”
Antonucci additionally says he reads tons and many misinformation.
Individuals claiming that the vaccines don’t work; folks claiming sure remedies do work – remedies docs say truly don’t assist in any respect.
So when Antonucci closes his eyes on the finish of the day, he wonders, “Why is it that solely 51% of our inhabitants has been vaccinated in Florida and even decrease in Lee County?”
Antonucci devoted a part of his weekly information convention Tuesday to discussing one specific tweet; “Somebody posted one thing on my Twitter account about vaccines, that that’s how they observe you… You see that stuff on the market, you simply need to take folks like that and say, ‘Include me to the ICU, let me present you what you’re speaking about.’ We are able to’t do this, in fact.”
Taillon added, “As soon as they understand it’s time to go on the ventilator, they’re saying, ‘Is there anything you are able to do?’ and the reply, actually, is not any.”