Some Floridians are worried that people going to beaches will spread the coronavirus even further
Others are glad that the beaches are reopening
Here’s what some people had to say about beaches reopening
Lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder plans to dress up as the grim reaper, obviously inspired by New Zealand’s Swim Reaper
The lawyer plans to teach people about social distancing and is using the opportunity to raise funds for Democrats
According to Uhlfelder, he already ordered the Grim Reaper clothing
Florida has more than 27.8k people infected with the coronavirus. More than 4.2k people are in hospital due to the disease while the virus has claimed the lives of more than 860 people. According to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
, the state had “flattened the curve” and he claimed that they avoided what happened in New York City and Italy.
Meanwhile, the Swim Reaper who Uhlfelder was almost certainly inspired by has had huge positive effects in New Zealand
. The confrontational Swim Reaper campaign that was launched in December 2016 used dark humor to make young males aware of the danger they’re in.
Kiwi men from 15 to 34 years old used to make up a third of all preventable drownings; now the numbers are lower, closer to a quarter.
The Swim Reaper has more than 443k followers on Instagram and warns people about things like riptides, how dangerous swimming near rocks really is, and how you should never, ever swim when drunk.
And here is the confrontational Swim Reaper who warns people in New Zealand about water safety
The Swim Reaper campaign has already had positive effects in New Zealand