In the midst of a hurricane watch, the CDC released guidelines to ensure readiness among Floridians as they brace for Tropical Storm Elsa.
Among its top priorities, which includes “Prepare for a hurricane,” the CDC strongly advised that the people of Florida get vaccinated to stave off the peril of an oncoming hurricane — ahead of steps such as “Get emergency supplies,” or “protect older adults.”
Here are the guidelines released on the official CDC website:
- Prepare for a hurricane: Take basic steps now to ensure your safety should a storm hit.
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. COVID-19 vaccines help protect you from getting sick or severely ill with COVID-19 and may also help protect people around you.
- Get emergency supplies: Stock your home and your car with supplies. Give yourself more time than usual to prepare your emergency food, water, and medicine supplies. Home delivery is the safest choice for buying disaster supplies; however, that may not be an option for everyone. If in-person shopping is your only choice, take steps to protect your and others’ health when running essential errands.
- Make a plan: Create a family disaster plan.
- Prepare to evacuate: Never ignore an evacuation order. Pay attention to local guidance about updated plans for evacuations and shelters, including shelters for your pets.
- Protect older adults: Understand older adult health and medical concerns.
- Protect your pets: Ensure your pet’s safety before, during, and after a hurricane.
- When you check on neighbors and friends, be sure to follow social distancing recommendations (staying at least 6 feet from others) and other CDC recommendations to protect yourself and others.
While the Pfizer vaccine carries a 95% efficacy against COVID after complete dosage, the science still remains a mystery as to how it is capable of protecting Americans from debris flying at high speeds, brute force generated from a winding funnel of destruction or flooding caused by the rainstorm.
Never letting a chance to promote vaccination efforts go to waste, the CDC’s guidelines have long been at odds with the state of Florida, whose self-guidance through the pandemic led by Governor Ron DeSantis helped lift the state out of a tragedy quicker than opposing states.
Per the CDC’s inept guidance, Americans are now left to worry over states like California, should a natural disaster be headed their way.