Dr. Alina Alonso concerned about college students
| Palm Beach Post
Hours after Palm Beach County’s top health official on Monday said she hoped President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis would force doubters to take the deadly disease seriously, her hopes were at last partially dashed with a tweet.
“Feeling really good!” Trump tweeted at midafternoon to announce he would be leaving the hospital soon. “Don’t be afraid of Covid.”
The message was far different from the one county health director Dr. Alina Alonso has been preaching since the pandemic began in March.
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But, Alonso said, she was hopeful that the diagnoses of Trump, the first lady and others who attended campaign events or a White House ceremony would nevertheless change minds.
“I hope this is a wake-up call and people don’t think it’s a hoax anymore,” she said.
Since the mask-shunning