Will We Ever Get a Break?

Weekly news update including presidential election, hurricane Eta, and COVID-19.

Natalie Claude-Banks, Press Release Editor

 

As if this pandemic wasn’t already enough to stress about, here are some more reasons to be paranoid. Starting with the presidential election, as of November 11th, there are still no clear results. With all the suspicious activity happening there’s most likely going to be no results anytime soon.

 

Hurricane Eta has recently affected Nicaragua this past week. Labeled as category four, it has been devastating. Reporters claim at least three are dead. “We’re really afraid, there are fallen poles, there’s flooding, roofs torn off, some of the zinc on my house fell off,” said Carmen Enriquez, a resident of Puerto Cabezas. Eta curved and downsized to a tropical storm that hit lower Florida with lots of rain.

 

Although it may not seem like it, we are still in a pandemic and it is important to take precautions. The U.S. average of new daily infections is at its highest point, with nearly 400,000 reported last week. There have been 4,471 new cases and 77 deaths in the state of Florida reported just in a matter of two days.  

Our community is offering free COVID-19 testing at the Wellington Community Center, Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. Testing is closed Wednesday, November 11th. Results may take 5-7 days. Walk-ins are accepted, however, appointments are more preferable. Visit Wellingtonfl.gov for more information.  

Story highlights: Theirrien “Tee” Clark

Clark, a senior law firm manager in D.C., is a recoverer of this virus. In March, he developed a severe case which affected his lungs and required him to be placed on a ventilator. He spent a total of 46 days in the hospital and was at a point in which he was unable to stand on his own. “It was so emotional when they were clapping for me,” he explains. With determination and support, he made it home May 6th, the day after his wedding anniversary, much quicker than anticipated. “Most people as sick as I was don’t make it.” To this day, Clark is fortunate to be alive.