As 10 a.m. Monday, May 11, the percentage of positive COVID-19 cases in Escambia County dipped to 5.9%. A week ago, the overall positive percentage was 6.8%. DOH Escambia entered 262 new test results – only three were positive. No new deaths or hospitalization in the county.
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PenAir Extends Hours
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Moody Goes After China
Attorney General Ashley Moody is calling on Congress to investigate the communist Chinese government’s role in the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees, Speaker of the House, Senate Majority Leader, and other congressional leaders,
she and 17 other state attorneys general are calling for a congressional investigation into China’s role in covering up its coronavirus crisis and intentionally misleading the international community about the severity of the disease.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “What did the Communist Party of China know, when did they know it and why did its members participate in a massive conspiracy to cover up and mislead the international community about the severity and highly contagious nature of the novel coronavirus?
“We need answers and we need them soon. Americans are dying and millions are losing their jobs. We demand to know whether China lied to the world as the coronavirus rapidly traveled from Wuhan to our shores—infecting and killing thousands along the way.”
The letter states, “We must all hold China accountable for the devastation and destruction caused by COVID-19. Tens of thousands have died from the virus and millions have lost their jobs. Countless businesses, both big and small, will perish and our states will grapple with tough economic decisions for years to come.”
To read the letter in its entirety, click .
The current U.S. death toll from this coronavirus is nearly 80,000—including more than 1,700 in Florida. The pandemic’s economic devastation has caused the unemployment rate to skyrocket from 3.5 percent in February to its current rate of 14.7 percent. The Chinese government’s mishandling and deliberate deception has caused death and hardship for millions of Americans. Republican attorneys general, as chief legal officers of their respective states, want to hold China accountable for its actions.
In addition to Florida, the following state attorneys general signed onto the letter: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.