Hillsborough County officials announced this week they will soon open another COVID-19 coronavirus public testing site, this one in Town ‘N Country. Emergency Management Director Tim Dudley told Emergency Policy Group (EPG) members that the County will partner with Tampa Family Health Centers to open the location, expanding testing coverageContinue Reading

Today, Florida state health officials reported an additional 10,360 new positive COVID-19 cases, out of 87,000 people tested. This put the state’s case tally to 254,511 cases, the third most of US states. Another 95 deaths were recorded in 32 counties. Florida has now seen 4,197 deaths related to COVID-19,Continue Reading

As the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic mounts, scientists worldwide continue their push to develop effective treatments and a vaccine for the highly contagious respiratory virus. University of South Florida Health (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine scientists recently worked with colleagues at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy to identifyContinue Reading

Dr. Kent Sepkowitz’s new op-ed at CNN proves again that facts do not matter if they do not align with the agenda. Yes, agenda. Bias may be inherent in humans; therefore, influential in all forms of media and commentary. What has become  clear is the anti-Trump, anti-Republican agenda. At CNN,Continue Reading

One Florida politician is saying the quiet part outloud: coronavirus cases have soared in Florida and across the nation in large part because of the protets and rallies. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez told CBS News on Sunday that the recent series of protests in the area “had a lot toContinue Reading

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,  the Brickyard 400. Johnson 44, is the first NASCAR driver to test positive for coronavirus and will be quarantined until testing negative. He was tested earlier Friday after his wife, Chani,Continue Reading

President Trump spoke at Mount Rushmore on Friday to give an Independence Day speech ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, attacking the “left-wing cultural revolution” set to “overthrow the American Revolution.” “There is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. If you do not speak its language, performContinue Reading

Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered 19 counties with surging coronavirus outbreaks to close indoor restaurants, wineries, movie theaters and other venues Wednesday, saying California must act to keep the pandemic from spiraling out of control. The new move also bans churches from singing and chanting, while still allowing services. “The actContinue Reading

Lucio Gordan, MD, President and Managing Physician of Florida Cancer Specialists Research & Institute (FCS), will lead an educational session at the Community Oncology Advocacy Summit, a national virtual meeting presented by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA). Scheduled for July 15, 2020, the one-day virtual conference will focus on patient advocacy and the impact ofContinue Reading

Philippines health officials are advising the public against the practice of “tuob”, or steam inhalation for the treatment of COVID-19 as it can be harmful. DOH Undersecretary Dr. Maria Rosario Vergeire said there is no scientific evidence proving that inhalation of steam with salt, lemon, and other ingredients could preventContinue Reading

While the White House moves ahead with a fireworks show over the National Mall on July Fourth, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a news conference Thursday that residents should stay home to prevent spreading coronavirus. Our strong recommendation is that D.C. residents celebrate at or near their home, inContinue Reading

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) published an updated solid organ transplant guideline to assess donors and monitor recipients for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus infections. This guideline reflects advances in transplant technology and safety thatContinue Reading

Universal Orlando laid off an undisclosed number of employees on Tuesday despite reopening its theme parks weeks ago. No details were given regarding departments or business units impacted by the move. “We have made the difficult decision to reduce our Parks & Resorts workforce across multiple locations and business units,”Continue Reading