With coronavirus cases spiking, people are torn on the reason why

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Shorter lines for coronavirus testing at the CenturyLink Sports Complex. (WINK News)

People wanting a free coronavirus test faced shorter lines at CenturyLink Sports Complex in Lee County today — very different from the crowds we’ve seen over the past couple of days of people getting tested.

The more than 10,000 new cases reported Thursday got everyone’s attention, but why there are so many positive results sparked different thoughts.

Some concerns mentioned included mask regulations and what the governor is saying and doing.

One man we spoke to, who did not want to give his name, said he’s staying inside his home as much as possible. As for how the governor and our local leaders are handling the spike, “They’re handling it alright, I just hope they get rid of it already,” he said.

Brian Bass could not disagree more. “I know Florida is in trouble,” he said. “This is a real thing and a lot of people don’t realize it.”

He pointed a finger at the people in charge.

“Until somebody in leadership, and that’s going to be the governor, tells the state that they have the power to be able to enforce the things that we all know are common sense that most people aren’t doing, it’s not going to get any better,” Bass said.

He wants recommendations turned into requirements.

“So here we are, we’re recommending ourselves right into a lot of dead people,” he said.

Fernando, from Cape Coral, simply said, “I think the government is doing good the people are the problem.”

But Cruc Sosa, who got tested for the second time Thursday, is more measured, saying she’d like to see more people wear masks, but believes a mandate goes too far.

“Sometimes I go places that don’t have masks, but masks and for me, masks are most important,” she said.

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