Kimora “Kimmie” Lynum, a 9-year-old Florida girl who succumbed to the coronavirus, became the youngest resident to die from the ongoing pandemic.
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The young girl who had so much more life to live died on July 18 and was from Putnam County, according to the Florida Department of Health records obtained by CNN.
“She was always happy and made everybody happy. She was phenomenal,” said Cain, who’s also her cousin.
Kimmie’s mother said that the child had no pre-existing conditions and is unaware of where she could have contracted the virus. According to family members, she also stayed indoors at the onslaught of the pandemic and did not attend school or summer camps as instructed by health officials.
Her family said they took her to a local hospital for treatment but she was sent home. Kimmie then collapsed a short time later and died from heart failure.
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Kimmie is unfortunately the fifth minor to die from the pandemic in the state, including an 11-year-old from Miami-Dade County, an 11-year-old from Broward County, a 16-year-old from Lee County and a 17-year-old in Pasco County.
By July 24, the number of children 17 and under who had tested positive for the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic was 31,150.
The number of children who require hospitalization has also jumped, according to public health records. As of July 16, 246 children had been hospitalized with coronavirus. By July 24, that number jumped to 303. Prior to July 16, the number was 23,170. The state also has the second-highest number of cases in the country behind California. Both states have surpassed New York, which was formerly hailed as the epicenter of the pandemic.
In Florida, many have pointed to the onslaught of conservative leaders who have refused to accept the reality of the pandemic.
This article was originally posted on MadameNoire.com
President Donald Trump Blames Barack Obama For Coronavirus Fumble
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Trump has been in charge of the country for more than three years. The main outbreak-related action he took was to disband the pandemic preparedness unit within the White House and try to slash CDC funding. Now he's blaming Obama. He is so unbelievably unfit for office. https://t.co/IgelttF0EL— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) March 13, 2020
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As Trump tries blaming Obama for CDC problems, let's recall:— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) March 13, 2020
-Every Trump budget has proposed cutting CDC's budget. His OMB chief still backs cutting $1.2 billion this year
-Trump's 2017 hiring freeze left 700 CDC positions vacant
(From May 2017👇) https://t.co/q5hO0g9flt
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I am at my fucking wit’s end that this man’s whims are actively endangering us in a very real way and I just want to cry. People are literally dying and all he cares about is blaming Obama. pic.twitter.com/u2fywPHfxZ— Kyle “I will not not be rich” Thomas (@khemingway) March 13, 2020
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Blaming Obama? WTF #ImpeachTrump again, before he kills any more of us. Puerto Rico was his warm-up.— Denise Oliver-Velez 💛 (@Deoliver47) March 13, 2020
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Stop blaming Obama you did this it's your fault the CDC doesn't have any test kits because you fired everybody be a grown ass man take fucking responsibility for once pic.twitter.com/hg5saolbih— Marylyn Johnson (@Marylyn33506664) March 13, 2020
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Lies.— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) March 13, 2020
Trump is again blaming Obama for his coronavirus testing failures.
Did Obama make Trump fire the NSC team responsible for global pandemics? No.
Did Obama force Trump’s CDC to deny WHO tests, create their own, and restrict testing criteria? No.
Lame, weak deflection. https://t.co/k3E6ez3LKY
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You’ve been in office OVER 3 YEARS! Do something besides blaming Obama for your shortcomings. You are so incompetent. pic.twitter.com/FvIUhhoGAt— G.R. Scott (@LakevilleGal) March 13, 2020
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Trump bitch ass is blaming obama ad the cdc for the #Covid_19 virus even tho his dumbass fired their pandemic committee and his dumbass knew since January and did nothing bout it. This idhis fucking fault. pic.twitter.com/1oQcFeQqrn— Brown Eyed Butterfly 🦋 She/Her (@purpleisdabest) March 13, 2020
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Blaming #Obama? Seriously? This is like having your house robbed and blaming the prior owner for not having installed the best locks. You’re a moron... and a failure. And a sociopath who’s causing Americans to DIE... #Trump #coronavirus— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) March 13, 2020
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It was 13 days ago that Trump called the coronavirus a hoax at a campaign rally... today he’s blaming Obama for his lack of response to it. pic.twitter.com/D6MRH3FVy0— Holly Lee (@LeeHolly81) March 13, 2020
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Blaming. Obama. Is. Not. Leadership.— Eric Wolfson (@EricWolfson) March 13, 2020
Besides, we all already know how well you measure up to him. pic.twitter.com/ty2Db2Gl5Z
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You’re a full grown fat a** man who responds to situation like a child. Stop blaming Obama! You have proven to be an inept leader, you shoot from the hip and lack the necessary vision and knowledge to adequately lead, especially during a crisis. pic.twitter.com/jCIt9ZXOXd— John Josephs (@jjkona1107) March 13, 2020
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When Trump realizes blaming Obama for the way he handled and lied about the Coronavirus won’t work, who will he blame next?— Mystery Solvent (@MysterySolvent) March 13, 2020
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So trump is now blaming Obama, Biden and the CDC Apparently he has not been in charge of the federal government until yesterday...or was he in charge while cutting the budget? What about last week when he said there are millions of tests available? #confused #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/vFUfhrG50U— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) March 13, 2020
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