BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Jeremy Rodgers wants Boca — and the country, to reopen now. In posts via Facebook, confirmed in an email to BocaNewsNow.com, Rodgers argues that the shutdown should give way to sheltering those who are vulnerable and sick.
We note: the City of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County and the State of Florida remain under Executive Orders mandating shutdowns and closures. County and State orders override local orders in almost all situations. Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer — just days ago — announced that Boca wasn’t yet ready to reopen.
Here is the official statement from Deputy Mayor Jeremy Rodgers:
“By far the largest damage to our society is now being done by the shutdown. It’s not even close. The data is there for all to see. We know the positive cases, the hospitalizations, and the fatalities. Man studies (antibodies tests, other tests) have told us now the positive rate is much higher than the actual positive tests. This means the fatality rate plummets. You can see more data on my FB page.https://www.facebook.com/ElectRodgers (no FB account needed)
Better data requires better decisions. I’ll keep advocating for this position. We’ve got massive force unemployment, parks and beaches closed, families and friends not seeing each other. Whether it’s suicide, addiction, deferred screenings and elective surgeries, or poverty .. the costs to lives and livelihood are not being calculated. They should be. The more vulnerable population should be sheltered and protected. Everyone else who has minimal risk needs to get back to work.“
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