As state and local officials debate reopening Florida schools to children, another core government service remains operational at a significantly reduced capacity: Driver License and Motor Vehicle Service Centers, or DMVs for short.
Florida has reported more than 430,000 cases of the coronavirus, officially surpassing New York for having the second most COVID-19 cases of any state in the country — just behind California.
Miami-Dade County has amassed approximately a quarter of those cases and 1,404 deaths. The county recently imposed a statewide mask mandate and has already begun issuing $100 fines for non-compliant residents. The University of Miami’s Dr. Erin Marcus says these new rules are important but have come far too late.
The federal government has repeatedly warned Americans about scammers trying to sell dietary supplements as a remedy for COVID-19 when medical experts say supplements are neither safe nor effective for treating the disease.
But if consumers type "coronavirus supplement" or "COVID supplement" into the search bar at Amazon.com, not only does the online retailer auto-complete the search, it serves up pages and pages of supplements without any warning about the scientific evidence.
ByDaniel Chang & David Smiley - Miami Herald•Jul 27, 2020
With President Donald Trump’s poll numbers flagging in Florida as the state continues to struggle with one of the nation’s highest rates of new COVID-19 cases, Vice President Mike Pence visited the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine on Monday afternoon to focus attention on one of the pandemic’s few potential bright spots: the rapid development of a vaccine against the disease.
It’s hard to believe Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, especially the shocking collapse of its health system, could get worse. Thanks to the economic shock of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it has — as anyone who knew Jesús Mendoza now realizes.
ByLauren E. Johnson - Fresh Take Florida•Jul 27, 2020
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – At least 17 anesthesiologist residents and a fellow at one of the premier university hospital systems in Florida contracted COVID-19 earlier this month after attending a private party together, according to hospital insiders and internal documents.
President Trump's national security adviser Robert O'Brien has tested positive for the coronavirus, the White House announced on Monday.
"National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien tested positive for COVID-19. He has mild symptoms and has been self-isolating and working from a secure location off-site. There is no risk of exposure to the president or the vice president. The work of the National Security Council continues uninterrupted," the White House said in a statement. No further details were immediately available.
The latest run of hand sanitizer recalls on methanol concerns has hit Walmart (again) and Target among other retail outlets.
All five hand sanitizers recalled Friday were on the FDA’s list of hand sanitizers that tested as having methanol (wood alcohol) or were believed to be made in the same facility as one that tested as having methanol. The agency says methanol, if rubbed into the skin, can be toxic and shouldn’t be used for hand sanitizer.