The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) reports that former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Vincent Jackson, 38, was found deceased today at the Homewood Suites located at 10240 Palm River Road in Brandon, Florida. According to hotel staff, Jackson, who is a South Tampa resident, checked into the hotel on January
While the COVID-19 pandemic remains the focus of media, politicians and the public, the hepatitis A outbreak in Florida never really went away. The Florida Department of Health has reported an additional 990 hepatitis A outbreak cases through December 19. While high, much less than 3405 cases seen in 2019.
Florida has become the third state, after Colorado and California, to report the detection of a United Kingdom variant of COVID-19 in the US. According to a Florida Department of Health tweet yesterday: Florida has evidence of the first identified case of the UK COVID-19 variant in Martin County. The
The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is reporting a total of four human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) that have been confirmed. There is a heightened concern additional residents will become ill. This brings the total WNV cases to 40 in the state–Miami-Dade County (26), Palm
Most overseas service members vote by mail, their ballots will arrive after Election Day, and their votes could significantly impact the November 3 election results. That’s according to a study released today by Count Every Hero, a cross-partisan campaign to ensure all service members’ votes are counted before election winners are declared. “There
The Florida Department of Health in Collier County recently issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Collier County. Human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents will become ill. In Florida to date, Thirty-two human cases of WNV illness acquired in
In this video, I look at the news surrounding Naegleria fowleri in the US and around the world. Cases reported in India, Costa Rica and the United States. Also, a report on the situation in Karachi, Pakistan, the hotspot for the parasitic infection during the past decade. Naegleria fowleri is
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected business, commerce, investments and tourism in the Philippines? I had the opportunity to discuss this with the Chairman of the Board of Boracay Beach (BBI) and successful entrepreneur—Grace Tolentino. Robert Herriman: Can you start out by telling the audience a little about yourself? Grace Tolentino:
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the 11th outbreak ever reported in the country, that began on June 1 has increased by two cases, according to the latest from the Ministry of Health (computer translated). Two new confirmed cases in were
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports that the coronavirus has taken a hold upon Yemen saying “Unfortunately, it is no longer anything but obvious that the virus is circulating widely across the whole of Yemen”. “Five years of fighting had caused Yemen’s healthcare system to collapse in large parts… Now COVID-19
The stories are true: genetically modified mosquitoes are real and are set to be coming to America. Outbreak News Today‘s editor and co-host of NEWS TALK, Robert Herriman explains what they are, what to expect, are they safe and so much more. TICKS VS MOSQUITOES: PARENTS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT TICKS
Peru’s Ministry of Health reports as of Sunday, 1,360,839 people have been tested for COVID-19 and to date, 229,736 positive cases have been reported. This puts Peru at 8th globally in COVID-19 cases. Lima continues to be the region with the highest number of COVID-19 cases to date with 132,186.
On this clip from the latest episode of NEWS TALK with Brandon & Bob, the topic of the brain-eating amoeba was discussed as summer arrives and the waters get warmer. During the conversation, several aspects of the parasite technically known as Naegleria fowleri was looked at–how and where do you
Amoeba-Season.com, a project of the USF Foundation Philip T. Gompf Memorial Fund & USF Health and the Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness teamed up as summer is upon us in Florida to promote awareness with two digital billboards on I-4 in Central FL, 40,230 times per side per month.
The Florida Department of Health reported 386 new positive COVID-19 cases (374 Florida residents and 12 non-Florida residents) and fourteen deaths related to COVID-19 on Monday. The fourteen people have died who tested positive for COVID-19 were from Broward, Collier, Dade, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas and Volusia
A “bottlenecker” is a person who advocates for the creation or perpetuation of government regulation, particularly an occupational license, to restrict entry into his or her occupation, thereby accruing an economic advantage without a benefit to consumers. On today’s show, I want to look at bottleneckers, in particular occupation licensure.
The Electoral College–many groups have tried and are trying to change it. The topic became alive again in 2016 with the electoral victory of Donald Trump, while Hillary Clinton received the popular vote edge. What does the Constitution say? What did the Framers say? How has it worked? And what
On this show, I talk to Professor of Economics at Frostburg State University in Maryland, William Anderson, PhD about the history, the economics and the massive government intrusion associated with the Green New Deal proposed by Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Show host, Robert Herriman looks at issues of politics, society and
The 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, is held up by many as the epitome of conservatism. The question is, how conservative was he? On this podcast, I am joined by Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Ivan Eland to answer this question. I asked Eland specifically about