Monday, June 17, 2024

Did Trump Rally Make Central Florida’s The Villages Sick? 19 New Cases, 11 from Same Town, 1 New Death in Last Day


There’s a problem in The Villages, Central Florida’s oasis of retirees and those living the good life. They are getting sick and dying since Donald Trump’s October 23rd rally.

Today’s report indicates 19 new cases of COVID, 11 from one town, Leesburg. There was one death, an 87 year old man who got sick on October 29th. Five days and he was gone.

Will people of The Villages still vote for Trump? What sense would that make? Are the people of Florida this gullible? I didn’t think so.

Larry D. Croom of the laid it all out this afternoon:

Nineteen new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday in and around The Villages. Those include:

  • The Villages (Sumter, Lake and Marion counties) up three for a total of 840;
  • Leesburg up 11 for a total of 1,453;
  • Lady Lake up two for a total of 388;
  • Fruitland Park up one for a total of 197;
  • Summerfield up one for a total of 451; and
  • Belleview up one for a total of 401.

Sumter County is now reporting 2,967 cases – an increase of seven from Sunday to Monday – among 1,678 men, 1,263 women, 13 non-residents and 13 people listed as unknown. A total of 209 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 771 in correctional facilities. There have been 86 deaths and 291 people treated in area hospitals.

Central Florida, wake up before you’re inundated with funerals!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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