South Florida a Corona Nightmare

Dear Friends,

South Florida is now the epicenter for the China Virus. We did everything right for 3 months. I did everything right. I am diabetic and have to be extra careful. The state of Florida is now completely re-opened. There are requests for social distancing and some stores or locations require patrons to wear a mask.

The reason the re-opening has created the uptick in this deadly DISEASE is because of the absolute ignorance and selfishness of people under 40. They just don’t care if they kill someone like me. Frankly, it is not safe for me to be in close quarters with anyone.

There is a place in West Palm Beach called the Avocado Grill. On Sundays, they have a hot band. I drove by and witnessed over 150 people STANDING no more than a foot apart WITH NO MASKS. There is a gas station near me that sells cheap gas. There are always 20 or 30 pan-handlers hassling the customers. They don’t have masks and practice no social distancing whatsoever!

Protests and looting in Miami and Lauderdale have not helped. This deadly pandemic combined with the absolute ignorance of mob mentality is the way it is in many parts of Florida. Another day in Paradise is another day in hell right now! Don’t come here, it is not good.

That is the way I see it. I am very unhappy and extremely worried. So be it.

JUDSON Bennett-Coastal Network

About Judson Bennett

Captain A. Judson Bennett was a life- long resident of Lewes, DE. He served the maritime industry for 33 years, primarily as a Delaware River Pilot, guiding large ships to the Port of Philadelphia. Captain Bennett has been an active and consistent entrepreneur over the years.

He was elected as a Lewes City Councilman for 6 years. Afterwards he ran for the Sussex County Council as a Republican, and with 20 thousand people voting, lost Delaware’s closest election by 3 votes to an 8 year incumbent. Abandoning his personal political ambitions, he became the Republican District leader, advocating conservative values. Captain Bennett became a lobbyist in the state legislature advocating among many ideas, financial literacy concepts in education. He managed several political campaigns, including one for Governor of Delaware and one for the US Senate against VP Joe Biden. He is now the owner, operator, and writer for the Coastal Network which communicates regularly with over 6000 people throughout the State of Delaware.

Captain Bennett is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE (where the movie “The Dead Poet’s Society was filmed) and also graduated “Magna Cum Laude” from the University of Delaware with a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Liberal Studies.

He is now a Widower, living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Captain Bennett has one son, three grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter, all who live in Richmond, Virginia.