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Daily Scripts

August 3rd, 2021 by Mike Vasilinda

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Capitol News Service Feed
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Hospitalizations
Edius 1
Anchor Lead
As of this morning, a record 11,515 Floridians are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as the Delta variant continues to tear through the state. As Jake Stofan tells us hospitals say patients are younger  healthier than in previous waves.
Supers:
0:10-0:13 Dr. Dean Watson
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
0:18-0:24 Ryan Smith
Chief Clinical Officer, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
0:30-0:41 Mary Mayhew
President, Florida Hospital Association
0:56-1:03 Mary Mayhew
President, Florida Hospital Association
1:03-1:14 Jake Stofan
1:14-1:19 Dr. Dean Watson
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Runs: 1:32
Anchor Tag
Currently 61 percent of eligible Floridians have gotten at least one shot of the COVID vaccine.
Hospitalizations PACKAGE
Florida COVID hospitalizations grew by more than 1,100 over night.
At this hospital in the state’s capital city, 66 of the 70 COVID patients are unvaccinated.
SOT Dr. Dean Watson
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
“We’re dealing with something that could have been prevented.”
And doctors say the demographics of the patients they’re seeing are quite different than they’d seen in past waves.
SOT Ryan Smith
Chief Clinical Officer, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
“It’s now attacking a younger population, individuals that are on the surface healthier.”
Mary Mayhew, President of the Florida Hospital Association says the entire state is seeing a similar trend.
SOT Mary Mayhew
President, Florida Hospital Association
“It is absolutely attacking younger individuals more aggressively and putting them in the hospital than previous COVID.”
According to the CDC 60 Floridians are dying a day from COVID.
While that’s about three times what we were experiencing at the start of July, it’s significantly lower then the almost 200 Floridians who were dying each day in last year’s summer and winter spikes.
SOT Mary Mayhew
President, Florida Hospital Association
“Hopefully we will not see the rate of deaths as we experienced in the previous surges.”
Jake
“As for how long this new wave will last, some medical professionals are looking to data coming out of the United Kingdom, which was hit by the Delta variant about a month before the US began seeing cases spike.”
SOT Dr. Dean Watson
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
“You know they’re trending down now. We hope to see a trend down over the next four to five weeks.”
And as cases and hospitalizations have increased the state has seen an uptick in Floridians getting vaccinated.
More than 330,000 got a shot last week.
Capitol News Service Feed
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Brain Injuries
Edius 1
Florida lawmakers this year revamped a 32 year old program for people who suffer brain injuries at birth. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, the plan know as the Neurological Injury Compensation Association or NICA takes care of brain injured children for life and was originally adopted to lower malpractice for doctors.
Supers: Tallahassee
0:08-0:11 File, April 1988
0:21-0:22 Nat sot
0:28-0:33 Sot: Rep. Allison Tant
D-Tallahassee
0:38-0:45 Sot: Kenney Shipley
NICA Executive Director
0:46-0:50 Mike Vasilinda Standup
0:59-1:03 Sot: Dave Morgan
Father
1:09-1:14 Sot: Ester Morgan
Mother
1:18-1:24 Sot: Stephen Cain
Treasurer, FL Justice Assn.
Runs 1:34
Anchor Tag: The Justice Association believes lawmakers aren’t done with NICA and expects benefit levels to be reexamined next year.
Brain Injuries Package Script:
In 1988. Hundreds of doctors marched on the State Capitol protesting skyrocketing malpractice insurance rates.
Sot: File April 1988
“And it has become a major health care threat.”
Born was the Neurological Injury Compensation Association. Parents can’t sue but get care for life. It is funded by an annual assessment on doctors.
Nat sot of Gavel
The fund got lawmakers attention when it amassed more than a billion dollars in reserves.
Sot: Rep. Allison Tant
D-Tallahassee
“And they have apparently been not getting the support that they needed.”
The fund was accused of fighting parents over benefits.
Sot: Kenney Shipley
NICA Executive Director
“There is no cap on anything, so whatever the doctor says they need, based on that child’s condition, we pay for it.”
Mike Vasilinda Standup
“This year lawmakers ordered NICA  to spend more money helping families.”
The legislation increase the initial one hundred thousand dollar payment to a quarter million. Retroactive to every family.
Sot: Dave Morgan
Father
“The doctors told us she probable had twenty four hours, and she’s twenty seven.”
Dave and Ester Morgan’s daughter Melinda, was born in 1993. The Morgans initially wanted to sue.
Sot: Ester Morgan
Mother
“Knowing what we know now, I can’t tell you how thankful I am for NICA”
Still, the Florida Justice Association says changes don’t go far enough.”
Sot: Stephen Cain
Treasurer, FL Justice Assn.
“The financial allowance for these families is still woefully inadequate.”
From now on, there will also be a parent and a physician on an expanded NICA board;  there to advocate for children..
Capitol News Service Feed
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Hospitalizations
Edius 1
Anchor Lead
As of this morning, 11,515 Floridians are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as the Delta variant continues to tear through the state. As Jake Stofan tells us hospitals say patients are younger  healthier than in previous waves.
Supers:
0:00-0:10 Jake Stofan
0:10-0:21 Mary Mayhew
President, Florida Hospital Association
0:36-0:43 Mary Mayhew
President, Florida Hospital Association
0:43-0:56 Jake Stofan
Anchor Tag
Currently 61 percent of eligible Floridians have gotten at least one shot of the COVID vaccine.
Hospitalizations LOOK LIVE
Look Live In
“Florida COVID hospitalizations grew by more than 1,100 over night. At this hospital in the state’s capital city, 66 of the 70 COVID patients are unvaccinated.”
SOT Mary Mayhew
President, Florida Hospital Association
“It is absolutely attacking younger individuals more aggressively and putting them in the hospital than previous COVID.”
According to the CDC about 50 Floridians are dying a day from COVID.
While that’s more than double what we were experiencing at the start of July, it’s significantly lower then the almost 200 Floridians who were dying each day in last year’s summer and winter spikes.
SOT Mary Mayhew
President, Florida Hospital Association
“Hopefully we will not see the rate of deaths as we experienced in the previous surges.”
Look Live Out
“And as cases and hospitalizations have increased the state has seen an uptick in Floridians getting vaccinated. More than 330,000 got a shot last week.”
Capitol News Service Feed
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Brain Injuries
Edius 1
Florida lawmakers this year revamped a 32 year old program for people who suffer brain injuries at birth. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, the plan, know as the Neurological Injury Compensation Association or NICA takes care of brain injured children for life and was originally adopted to lower malpractice for doctors.
Supers:
0:00-0:15 Mike Vasilinda
0:16-0:24 Sot: Kenney Shipley
NICA Executive Director
0:33-0:37 Dave Morgan
Father
0:44-0:48 Ester Morgan
Mother
0:49-1:02 Mike Vasilinda
Anchor Tag: NICA is funded totally by an annual assessment on doctors, hospitals and OBGYN’s.
Brain Injuries LOOK LIVE Script:
MV:”Families across Florida whose child suffered a brain injury at birth are benefiting from new funding. That’s after the Association that was created to avoid lawsuits was accused of not spending enough money to help suffering families.”
Sot: Kenney Shipley
NICA Executive Director
“There is no cap on anything, so whatever the doctor says they need, based on that child’s condition, we pay for it.”
This year legislation increase the initial one hundred thousand dollar payment to a quarter million. Retroactive to every family.
Sot: Dave Morgan
Father
“The doctors told us she probable had twenty four hours, and she’s twenty seven.”
Dave and Ester Morgan’s daughter Melinda, was born in 1993. The Morgans initially wanted to sue.
Sot: Ester Morgan
Mother
“Knowing what we know now, I can’t tell you how thankful I am for NICA.”
MV:”Those families will now see more money for transportation and housing, as well as an annual ten thousand dollar  payment to have help them get psychological help because of their trauma.”

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