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Dead Attorneys Can't Resolve Cases: Northeast Fla. Defense Attorney Still Recovering After Serious Covid-19 Case
Nicole Jamieson, a criminal defense attorney who is confined to her home due to COVID-19, is still reeling from the impact of the case a month after it was first reported. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – The city of Jacksonville is preparing to host the Super Bowl. In recent weeks, First Coast News has reported on the increase in COVID-19 cases that had an effect on the local criminal court system and law enforcement.
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In one of those instances, defense attorney Nicole Jamieson continued to battle for her clients even while she was battling for her own life in the hospital. Jamieson is still dealing with the effects of a breakthrough case of COVID-19 a month after she was diagnosed. She is working on her cases while recuperating at home on oxygen.
"It was on the verge of knocking me out," she went on to explain. "At that point, I was diagnosed with bilateral pneumonia, which I am currently suffering from. I'm getting weekly chest x-rays because I'm immune-compromised, so I have them every week. "
Jamieson claims that she was one of the first people to get the vaccination because of her underlying medical condition and that she always made a point of wearing a mask when she had to be in public – such as inside local prisons and courthouses – to protect herself.
I would think that, in the face of these changing and hazardous conditions, it would be necessary to take some sort of similarly severe action to safeguard everyone she said.
Chief Judge Mark Mahon of the Fourth Judicial Circuit said they have worked hard to keep the courthouses in Duval, Clay, and Nassau counties safe via COVID-19 measures like a restored mask requirement, testing of prisoners, and health checks of inmates and staff.
COVID-19 has claimed the life of a high school kid from St. Johns County, First Coast News has verified with individuals who were aware of the circumstances of his demise. Giona Stiles, 17 years old, died early on Friday morning.
According to a letter to parents handed out Friday by his administrator at Pedro Menendez High School in Saint Johns County, Stiles was "a brilliant performer who had a fantastic sense of humor." Stiles was described as having "a wonderful sense of humor" in the letter. Stiles was a junior in high school at the time. There has been no official statement on how he became infected with the virus.
The first day of school in St. Johns County was August 16. Stiles tested positive the next week, according to sources, and he died the following week as a result of the positive test. Stiles' family is now in the midst of their grief and has chosen not to comment on his death. In the last week, First Coast News has heard of the deaths of two more juvenile COVID-19 patients, one of which was a 2-week-old baby.
The city of Jacksonville is preparing to host the Super Bowl. The date for Saturday is 9/04. That happens to be the area code for the counties of Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, and Clay in the state of Florida.
And it's also 904 Day, when civic and community leaders from Northeast Florida take advantage of the confluence of the month and the date to encourage residents and tourists to patronize local businesses during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
For the last several years, the fourth of September has been celebrated informally as 904 Day throughout the Jacksonville region, according to the organizers. After that, other Florida towns launched grassroots initiatives to assist their own local companies, such as Orlando's 407 Day on April 7 and Miami's 305 Day on March 5, among others.
Several months ago, Melissa Ross, host of WJCT-First FM's Coast Connect talk program, and others were exchanging tweets about festivities in Orlando and Miami, and the idea of a more formal 904 Day was conceived. She gave the concept a push on air this week as the effort developed to assist this area's locally owned businesses and eateries, which have been severely affected by the COVID-19 epidemic that has been going on for a year and a half.
According to Ross, "many are already unofficially commemorating September 4 on social media with the hashtag # 904Day." This year, "we want to expand the reach of that grassroots initiative by including all of the big actors in the city and encouraging them to participate in promoting 904 Day as a means to honor and promote small businesses."
A participant in the debate was Natalie DeYoung, who was one of the participants. As the communications director at the Wingard marketing company in Jacksonville, she and her colleagues created 904 Day logos that companies could use for free in Saturday advertising as part of their job responsibilities. She also started spreading the word about a more "cohesive" event that might benefit them after a period of declining sales as a result of the epidemic.
There has been no industry that has been spared from the effect of the epidemic, whether it is a direct business hit or workers who have contracted COVID, according to DeYoung. It is our goal to just bring attention to the fact that individuals should consider methods to assist their local community would be beneficial, and the timing couldn't be better with Labor Day weekend.
Celebrating 904 Day
According to Dr. Shalika Katugaha of Baptist Health, the fact that someone who has been completely vaccinated may develop COVID does not imply that the vaccination is ineffective.
It has been reported that the number of breakthrough COVID cases, or illnesses among individuals who have been completely vaccinated, is increasing, according to an internal study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is estimated that about 35,000 breakthrough cases of COVID occur every week in the United States, according to Dr. Shalika Katugaha, System Medical Director of Infectious Diseases at Baptist Health.
"While that figure on its own seems to be significant, we must consider it in the context of the 173 million people in the United States who have received vaccinations as of August 30," Katugaha added. In other words, approximately.02 percent of Americans are believed to be suffering from breakthrough instances. She believes that figure is an underestimate, however, since not all breakthrough instances are being reported by all sources.
As Katugaha said, "Breakthrough infections may be so severe that you don't even have any symptoms." "It's possible that you went to be tested before a flight or before an event and that you just tested positive, in which case those individuals would not necessarily disclose it."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ceased disclosing the overall number of breakthrough cases in May, opting instead to concentrate on reporting breakthrough instances that resulted in hospitalizations or fatalities.
According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collected from 49 states and territories as of August 30, 2021, 2,437 individuals died from breakthrough cases and 10,471 were admitted to hospitals. However, in 21% of the fatalities, the patients had no symptoms or died from causes other than COVID, despite testing positive for the virus.
Delta variant ‘absolutely’ driving Covid breakthrough cases: Doctor
The high level of employment and consumer spending in the Jacksonville region are the primary reasons for the area's high ranking in this research. Some eateries, on the other hand, seem to be a long way off from a full recovery. The Wreck Tiki Lounge in Jacksonville Beach is having difficulty filling positions for bartenders and bouncers, according to the management.
According to Fernando Meza, co-owner of The Wreck Tiki Lounge, "tourism is on the rise," he believes. Meza said that the number of individuals searching for employment is not increasing.
"Why should I put in any effort when I have a cheque in the mail? People are not putting out any effort to work, "Meza shared his thoughts. "They want a certain quantity of money, yet the amount of money they're asking for is insufficient to compensate them for the position they hold."
According to a Yale study, federal unemployment benefits, which are set to expire this week, were not the primary cause for individuals not returning to work, but rather the lack of available jobs.