Alina Alonso

TWINDEMIC FEAR: Palm Beach County Prepares For Second COVID-19 Wave

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Dr. Alonso Concerned Over Combination Of COVID and Flu In Fall

Alina Alonso

BOCA RATON, FL ( — The numbers are decreasing now, but the Palm Beach County Director of the Florida Department of Health — Dr. Alina Alonso — is warning the Palm Beach County Commission that a second wave of COVID-19 is quite possible.

Alonso told commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting that there is significant concern over the upcoming flu season and how that relates to COVID-activity.

In the official write-through of Tuesday’s meeting, these notes were put into the record:

“Dr. Alonso expressed concern over the upcoming flu season with a second wave of COVID activity expected, and noted that metrics are needed that will respond quickly to identify hot spots or actions that result in rapid spreaders.”

In her report, which you can read below, Dr. Alonso also stressed the need to keep mandatory mask requirements in place for the foreseeable future.

“Responsibility to maintain mandatory mask orders and continuous physical distancing especially as we open more businesses and schools” is listed as as “concern” in her official presentation.

We note that on some devices, you may need to download the report as it is formatted horizontally.



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