On Sunday, the iconic new magazine, 60 Minutes, attempted one of the biggest smears in media history regarding Florida’s COVID-19 response and vaccine distribution efforts. The Washington Post sums it up this way: According to “60 Minutes,” critics alleged that DeSantis engaged in “pay-to-play” with his vaccine rollout, favoring theContinue Reading

The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and the first lady, Cilia Flores, received this Saturday the first dose of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine  against COVID-19. The presidential couple received the dose of Sputnik V, after health personnel, who are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19,Continue Reading

For the third time in about six months, we’ve seen the World Health Organization (WHO) change the definition of herd immunity on their website (check here for definitions from June 9, 2020 and November 13, 2020). On December 31, 2020, WHO defined it this way: ‘Herd immunity’, also known asContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) is reporting a large increase in influenza activity in schools and the county, prompting a partnership with the Hillsborough County Public Schools to offer no-cost flu shots. The first flu clinic took place at Sickles High School yesterday. Future Flu clinicsContinue Reading

Sarasota County, FL health officials are reporting four children in the county have been diagnosed with measles. According to the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County, the children have “close contact to each other” and none of them were vaccinated against the disease. “We will continue to investigate,” DOH-Sarasota Health OfficerContinue Reading

The state of Florida saw 20 confirmed and probable pertussis, or whooping cough cases among 15 counties in January. Four of these cases were reported in Hillsborough County. There were no outbreaks of pertussis reported in January. For every pertussis case identified, there was an average of two exposed contacts who wereContinue Reading