15 Miami-Dade Public School Staff Members Die Of COVID In Just 10 Days

A 30-year teaching veteran was one of 15 Miami-Dade County public school staff members who died of COVID-19 in just 10 days as Florida continues to reel amid the continuing, overwhelming toll of an unfettered pandemic.

“It’s a tremendous loss,” said a school official, referring to the death of long-time teacher Abe Coleman, 55, earlier this week.

“The number of lives that he impacted are countless. So many young men had the benefit of him intervening in their lives and pointing them in the right direction,” Marcus Bright, who works with a local education program 5000 Role Models of Excellence, told NBC-6 TV.

Coleman taught at Holmes Elementary School in Miami’s Liberty City area, which is a primarily Black neighborhood with 42% of the population living below the poverty line.

Local education officials haven’t released the identities of the other teachers or staff members.

“The loss of any of our employees is one that is always profoundly felt as every member of this organization is considered a part of Miami-Dade County Public Schools family,” the district said in a statement. “We extend our hearts and prayers to the loved ones of those whose lives have recently been lost.”

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has dismissed the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations and signed an executive order banning mask mandates at schools, issued no comment on the astounding death rate in the county schools system.

The state Health Department was sued earlier this week by the Florida Center for Government Accountability and Democratic state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith for not providing detailed, daily statistics about Florida’s surging COVID-19 cases in violation of the state’s open-records laws.

The suit argues that the DeSantis administration is deliberately manipulating COVID-19 data to make it appear the problem was not as dire as it actually is.

“The DeSantis administration has consistently refused to release COVID-related public records, which not only hurts our efforts to contain this deadly virus, it is also unlawful,” Smith said in a statement after the suit was filed.

“That’s why we’re suing them — to obtain the public records our constituents are entitled to under the Florida Constitution and to force the state to resume daily COVID dashboard reporting and avoid future litigation on this matter.”

I just filed a lawsuit against the DeSantis administration for refusing to lawfully comply with my public records request for critical COVID-related public health data. Floridians deserve transparency and accountability and I’m not taking NO for an answer.

My full statement?? pic.twitter.com/4H1ZGFOo5q

— Rep. Carlos G Smith (@CarlosGSmith) August 31, 2021

Florida is in the grip of its deadliest wave of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. As of mid-August, the state was averaging 244 deaths a day, eclipsing the previous peak of 227 a year ago. The state reported 2,345 deaths and over 129,000 cases this week. Hospitals have had to rent refrigerated units to store bodies. 

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19, however, eased slightly over the past two weeks from 17,000 to 14,200.

Original Article: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/15-school-death-miami-dade-ron-desantis-covid_n_61340e51e4b0eab0ad99a1ca

17 thoughts on “15 Miami-Dade Public School Staff Members Die Of COVID In Just 10 Days

  1. What the article and school officials does not tell u, after my own investigative research, I found out what is not told is that all 15 death were from of several things. 1. They all had underlying and or preexisting medical issues.
    2. They all were fully vaccinated
    3. They were experiencing some form of adverse side-effects from the vaccine that either was the cause of the death or attributed by exacerbating the their preexisting medical conditions or a combination of both, which is factors in to their cause of death. The vaccine they taken was certainly a catalyst to their cause of death. This is what the schools and the health department and the CDC do not intentionally tell u. Even fully vaccinated people are dying, not specifically from covid but from the vaccines.

      1. Your statement is incorrect. I read…The two teachers, one school monitor and seven school bus drivers of Dade county, died from complications associated with COVID and they were not vaccinated.
        You are obviously are a vaccinator denier and are willing to post half truths and to fabricate a few details and that’s
        blatantly wrong. There are some people who may be anxious about the vaccine and you’re taking advantage of their
        vulnerability. It’s ok to be reluctant or flatly refuse to vaccinate but do it wisely, please protect others from exposure
        to you while you exercise your right to choose. That shouldn’t be too much to ask!

    1. That’s what they do scare people with half truth of course it makes Them look bad and then they blame Our wonderful Governor and President Trump with their lies they are using us a ginny pigs and they flip flop worst than a fish out of water blame blame and lie

    2. Sadly, our information bridge is flawed. The people that sould report the news distort things to their own views. This is our society today, and it is alarming. You are one of a few today that actually looks into things and don’t believe everything you read. We cannot trust news outlets today….everyone is opinion based.

    3. LIARS, LIE..What else can be expected from a liberal,democrat “controlled” media as well as a “hotbed” of liberalism , NAMELY, Miami/Dade ,counties. How do I KNOW this ,you might ask, simple, I live in Florida (thank God) .And that county is likely among one of the MOST corrupt in the ENTIRE U.S.A.. “WE”,here in Florida are well aware that the “NON”-vaccine IS a DEADLY cocktail for ANYONE who has pre-existing health issues. Think you will EVER get the truth from the media ,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HA,HEE HEE, I am SO thankful to (not only) live in the GREAT state of Florida ,but to be fortunate to have such an honest,direct,no nonsense governor who ACTUALLY loves our state AND our citizens. So, you go right ahead and swallow the phony garbage put out by the liberal,lunatic leftists. (at your peril) !

    4. Typical liars always trying to scare people into submitting to their demands that everyone be forced to get a so called vaccine. These types want power over you and will try to scare the s__t out of you so you will run to give it up. One of our founding fathers said if you will give up your freedom for security/safety you deserve neither. Get off your duffs and do your own research like this person did and stop letting the mainstream media spoon feed you lies and then believe every word they say when it’s been proven over and over again they lie, lie, lie.

    5. Your statement is incorrect. I read…The two teachers, one school monitor and seven school bus drivers of Dade county, died from complications associated with COVID and they were not vaccinated.
      You are obviously are a vaccinator denier and are willing to post half truths and to fabricate a few details and that’s
      blatantly wrong. There are some people who may be anxious about the vaccine and you’re taking advantage of their
      vulnerability. It’s ok to be reluctant or flatly refuse to vaccinate but do it wisely, please protect others from exposure
      to you while you exercise your right to choose. That shouldn’t be too much to ask!

  2. That’s what they do scare people with half truth of course it makes Them look bad and then they blame Our wonderful Governor and President Trump with their lies they are using us a ginny pigs and they flip flop worst than a fish out of water blame blame and lie

  3. It’s extremely difficult today to know what to believe. The media are proven liars, and some posts are by people with a spin of their own. Molove, I hope you know what you’re talking about. The media is so corrupt, I’m far more likely to find out that you are correct than otherwise.

  4. I think it’s about TIME to tell the TRUTH about these so called “VACCINES” . . . they are NOT the ANSWER to the PANDEMIC – Natural IMMUNITY is. Mask mandates DON’T work, and neither do LOCKDOWNS. People die FROM the VACCINES . . . No THANKS! If you are going to get sick from it, why bother? One Enlightened Patriot. Team Trump And His Allies 2020 – MAGA (WE’RE NOT going away!).

  5. First of all Governor DeSantas has never dismissed the vaccines as not important as stated in this article. That is a blatant lie. He has taken the vaccine and frequently encourages others to do so, he is just not going to run all over people’s freedom to decide for themselves so he will not mandate it. He also encourages parents who want their children to wear masks to feel free to so, he is just not going to allow scared parents who ignore data that shows masks really don’t prevent covid to force other parents to make their children wear them. Again preserving the parents right to choose for their own children. Why do these articles need to lie in order to try to trash people who dare think differently from the masses. I live in Florida and I am extremely grateful that our Governor thinks that the freedoms we have in the constitution are worth protecting. Also the democrat Rep quoted in the article states that the Governor is deliberately skewing covid numbers cannot say he knows this to be true because he hasn’t even seen the data yet. If he thinks so and sues fine, go ahead but when he is proven wrong I hope you and him are both going to retract your lie because no one can say they know something for a fact when they obviously don’t. This is why most people no longer believe the media or democrats because will will outright lie if it will help them try to prove their point. The truth means nothing to them. That is why the lying democrat from California with the pencil neck and the bug eyes ( sorry I can’t remember his name right now) who stated multiple times that he had seen proof positive that trump colluded with Russia was proven false, false, false. He just thought if he repeated the lie enough others would believe it and do you thing he apologized for lying when it was proven his accusations were proven false. No he did not. Mind you he did not say he believed the Russia story he said he had seen proof positive with his own bug eyeballs. So here we go again. More lies, misrepresenting facts and they want people to believe they have any credibility left. I will take my Governor over any democrat Governor anywhere in the country because mine is doing everything he can to protect our freedoms, not doing everything he can to take them away unlawfully like NY and California and others are doing.

  6. First of all Governor DeSantas has never dismissed the vaccines as not important as stated in this article. That is a blatant lie. He has taken the vaccine and frequently encourages others to do so, he is just not going to run all over people’s freedom to decide for themselves so he will not mandate it. He also encourages parents who want their children to wear masks to feel free to so, he is just not going to allow scared parents who ignore data that shows masks really don’t prevent covid to force other parents to make their children wear them. Again preserving the parents right to choose for their own children. Why do these articles need to lie in order to try to trash people who dare think differently from the masses. I live in Florida and I am extremely grateful that our Governor thinks that the freedoms we have in the constitution are worth protecting. Also the democrat Rep quoted in the article states that the Governor is deliberately skewing covid numbers cannot say he knows this to be true because he hasn’t even seen the data yet. If he thinks so and sues fine, go ahead but when he is proven wrong I hope you and him are both going to retract your lie because no one can say they know something for a fact when they obviously don’t. This is why most people no longer believe the media or democrats because will will outright lie if it will help them try to prove their point. The truth means nothing to them. That is why the lying democrat from California with the pencil neck and the bug eyes ( sorry I can’t remember his name right now) who stated multiple times that he had seen proof positive that trump colluded with Russia was proven false, false, false. He just thought if he repeated the lie enough others would believe it and do you thing he apologized for lying when it was proven his accusations were proven false. No he did not. Mind you he did not say he believed the Russia story he said he had seen proof positive with his own bug eyeballs. So here we go again. More lies, misrepresenting facts and they want people to believe they have any credibility left. I will take my Governor over any democrat Governor anywhere in the country because mine is doing everything he can to protect our freedoms, not doing everything he can to take them away unlawfully like NY and California and others are doing.

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