- A COVID-19 contagion was reported in a Christian church in Jacksonville, Florida, where there are already 6 people dead and several others have ended up being hospitalized.
- The pastor of the Christian church in Jacksonville, Florida, spoke about the ordeal that his community has gone through in the last 10 days.
- “Four of them were under 35 years old. They were all healthy and the only thing they had in common was that they were not vaccinated,” added the pastor.
COVID-19 contagion is reported in a Christian church in Jacksonville, Florida, where there are already 6 people dead and several others have ended up being hospitalized in just 10 days. Now the church asks its parishioners to get vaccinated immediately.
The pastor of the Christian church in Jacksonville, Florida, spoke about the ordeal that his community has gone through in the last 10 days, since six members of his church have died from the coronavirus, some of them even being very young people.
COVID-19 contagion reported in Christian church, 6 dead in 10 days
Pastor George Davis of Impact Church in Arlington began by telling News4Jax: “In the last 10 days, we have had six members of our church who passed away from COVID.”
“Four of them were under 35 years old. They were all healthy and the only thing they had in common was that they were not vaccinated, “added the pastor who is now inviting all members of his congregation to apply the immunization doses as soon as possible.
Several parishioners also hospitalized
Some have lost their lives, but that is not all because between 15 and 20 parishioners of this Christian church are currently hospitalized, Davis said. Ten or more people are also infected, but they are at home; while three to five tested positive even when vaccinated.
The situation is nothing but painful. “It hurts (…) these are real people that I know, that I have pastored. A young man of 24 years, I knew him since he was a small child ”, lamented the Pastor of Impact Church, according to a review. The opinion.
When did the contagion start?
At the end of July, they learned about the first positive case within their community, said the pastor. The following was a series of unexpected bad news, especially since several of those who died did not spend many days in the hospital before their death.
Davis has been in charge of implementing all the security measures in the enclosure: he asks for the use of masks to enter, they clean the space thoroughly at the end of each service, he invites them to maintain social distancing and also offers his parishioners hand sanitizer . Even so, many consider that the church has been the center of contagion.
Let’s do it
Faced with this situation, Davis has got down to work. After talking with affected families, he concluded that they were infected outside the church, but that has not stopped his attempts to promote vaccination.
In March, they had already held a vaccination event in which 800 people received their doses and repeated the activity this Sunday. “We are becoming a FREE one-day vaccination site!” Davis invited through the Facebook account of the church.
Invite to be vaccinated
The pastor explained that it was a partnership with UF Health. “We are very excited to partner with UF Health @ufhealth in honor of the late CEO of UF Health Jacksonville, Leon L. Haley, Jr., who played a leadership role in the city’s pandemic response,” he said.
The church installed a vaccination operation this Sunday after each service. Patients did not need to pre-register to obtain the Pfizer vaccine administered by healthcare professionals. “The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for use in people over 12 years old,” they noted.
Vaccination is more urgent than ever
Vaccination is more urgent than ever. If you were waiting for the right time to get vaccinated, now is the time! The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to get vaccinated as the number of new COVID-19 cases increases daily and the Delta variant spreads.
The COVID case rate in Georgia has increased 204% over the past 14 days. A few days ago, new cases totaled 4,612, the highest daily number since mid-February. Hospitalizations have increased by approximately 50% in the last 14 days and deaths have increased by approximately 18% in the same period. Vaccination has stalled statewide and only 40% of Georgians are fully vaccinated.
Delta variant represents 78% of new cases
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that the Delta variant accounts for 78% of new COVID cases in Georgia, making vaccination more urgent than ever. The Delta variant is more than twice as easily transmitted from person to person compared to previous strains. The greatest spread of cases and severe outcomes occur in settings with low vaccination rates, and virtually all hospitalizations and deaths continue to occur among the unvaccinated.
“Unfortunately, we can expect the COVID numbers to continue to grow. People who are not vaccinated or who skip the second dose of the vaccine are targets of infection, ”said Kathleen E. Toomey, MD, MPH, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Vaccination will reduce the spread of the virus
“Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. High vaccination coverage will reduce the spread of the virus in your community and elsewhere, and help prevent the emergence of new variants, “added E. Toomey, MD, MPH
All Georgians 12 years and older are urged to get vaccinated against COVID-19. If you receive the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, you should receive your second dose to make sure you are fully protected. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their last dose of vaccine. Vaccinations are safe and free. COVID-19 contagion reported in Christian church, 6 dead in 10 days.
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