Top medical researcher compares Florida's COVID stats to 'never-ending horror movie'
One of the nation's top medical researchers is expressing extreme concern over the coronavirus pandemic in Florida.
Dr. Eric Topol is calling the crisis in Florida, specifically the rate of COVID hospitalizations, "Worst than worster," and saying, "This is like watching a never-ending horror movie."
Worst than worster. This is like watching a never-ending horror movie https://t.co/DwusjD0l3E— Eric Topol (@Eric Topol) 1628618437.0
He's also expressing concern over coronavirus deaths, which as more and more Americans have gotten vaccinated had not been rising as they did during the height of the pandemic. Until now:
Deaths are now rising substantially, near pandemic peak.
Test positivity is >26% and rising. pic.twitter.com/p7g4WjVZiL
— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) August 10, 2021
Topol also said if Florida were a country it would have the highest rate of coronavirus cases per capita in the world – followed by Louisiana.
An update Highest cases/capita in the world, state or country, with population ≥ 1 million 1. Florida 127/100… https://t.co/kdP7jbQ7Uz— Eric Topol (@Eric Topol) 1628565841.0
Dr. Topol, a cardiologist and geneticist, is the founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute and a professor of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute, among many other prestigious entries on his résumé. Last year he penned a strongly-worded op-ed blasting Trump's FDA commissioner for, among other missteps issuing an Emergency Use Authorization for hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID patients.
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