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Coronavirus

Florida Doctors Preparing for More Cases of Children's Illness
With the coronavirus still occupying most of their time and attention, doctors in the Sunshine State are dealing with another challenge – a COVID-19-related illness that attacks children and teens. The disease, in which several body parts such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, gastrointestinal tract, skin or eyes can become inflamed, has infected children […]

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 […]

Coronavirus

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 […]

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Boynton Beach Man Accused of Breaking Child's Arm for Dropping Kitten
A Boynton Beach man is facing a charge of aggravated child abuse, after authorities say he broke a child’s arm for dropping a kitten. Last Friday, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 30-year-old Brandon Rubin. According to the arrest report, he explained to deputies that the 5-year-old child and his ex-girlfriend’s 4-year-old son were […]

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Report: Dashboard Designer Had Affair with FSU Student
The designer of Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard is facing additional questions about her professional history. According to the Daily Mail, 30-year-old Rebekah Jones, who was recently removed from her state job for alleged insubordination, also lost her job at Florida State University three years ago as a doctoral student and teacher after reportedly having an affair […]

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