Coronavirus

Florida Tax Revenues Drop Nearly $900 Million Due to Pandemic

The state of Florida may have lost nearly $900 million in tax revenues in April, with the coronavirus halting tourism and other industries on which our economy depends heavily. Last March, the state Legislature approved a $93.2 billion budget that it was preparing to send to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his signature. However, the session […]

Johns Hopkins: More Than 100,000 Americans Have Died of COVID-19

The number of deaths from the coronavirus in the United States has reached a grim milestone, as 100,000 people in the country have lost their lives to the disease. Johns Hopkins University, which maintains a database on the disease, made the announcement Wednesday. Meanwhile, a model developed by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation […]

CDC’s “Best” Estimate Shows 35 Percent of Those Infected with COVID-19 are Asymptomatic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its “best estimates” on the proportion of people who are infected with COVID-19 being asymptomatic, in addition to estimates on the virus’ fatality rate. According to the “best estimate” model, 35 percent of those infected with coronavirus are asymptomatic. The models also reflect that the […]

Palm Beach County Making Plans to Address Possible Coronavirus Spikes

Palm Beach County leaders are reportedly in the process of putting together a response plan in case of a coronavirus case spike, as restaurants and shops get back to business. The county is developing statistical benchmarks that could indicate a resurgence of the virus, thereby potentially leading to a return to restrictions or even another […]

Former Coronavirus Dashboard Designer Says Emails Prove State Asked to Change Data

The woman who was fired recently from her role with Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard is now telling her side of the story. In an interview last Friday with CNN, Dr. Rebekah Jones says she has emails proving that Florida Department of Health (DOH) officials asked her to change data on the state’s website. Last week, Jones […]

Cleveland Clinic Tests Vitamin C, Zinc as Coronavirus Treatments

Cleveland Clinic Florida is ready to begin what it hopes will lead to treatments that could make coronavirus a threat of the past. Within a few weeks, researchers there plan to test whether Vitamin C and Zinc help reduce the likelihood of a newly diagnosed COVID-19 patient being hospitalized. They also want to find out […]

DeSantis Says Children’s Illness is “Extremely Rare”

Gov. Ron DeSantis late last week called a childhood illness that has been tied to COVID-19 “extremely rare,” despite reports of at least eight confirmed cases in our state. He added that parents can decide whether they believe their children are at risk. “I think it’s something parents should consider. It is extremely rare,” DeSantis […]

COVID-19 Deaths, Cases Spike in South Florida During Re-opening

About 50 more deaths in the state are being blamed on COVID-19 and a 101-year-old Palm Beach County woman is among the latest in South Florida to die from the coronavirus. Palm Beach County matched its record for most reported new coronavirus deaths in one day and the largest increase in the state, according to […]

Universal Orlando Submits Proposal to Reopen the First Week of June

The fun of the Orlando theme parks could be returning sooner than we expected. Just days after it reopened the CityWalk, Universal Orlando Resort has submitted a proposal to state officials requesting that it be allowed to reopen June 5. The announcement comes as Florida is currently in Full Phase 1 of Governor Ron DeSantis’ […]