Tag Archives: Florida

DeSantis Being Advised By Horse Paste Advocate

The Brandenton Herald reports: A California psychiatrist who has advised Gov. Ron DeSantis on the coronavirus pandemic recently promoted a drug for COVID-19 patients that federal disease experts have strongly warned against after a spike in calls to poison control centers. The surge of interest in the parasite drug, ivermectin, prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday …

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Horse Paste “Flying Off Shelves” At Florida Feed Stores As State Poison Control Reports Surge In Calls [VIDEO]

Jacksonville’s NBC News affiliate reports: It’s not unusual for customers at Standard Seed & Feed to buy ivermectin, but the owner of the Jacksonville store said Thursday he’s never seen it fly off the shelves like it has lately. Store owner Frank Wallmeyer said he usually stocks up on the livestock medicine by buying a dozen bottles at a time. …

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Unvaccinated FL Woman Comes Home From COVID Hospitalization To Find Husband Dead Of Something

Tampa’s ABC News affiliate reports: A Winter Haven woman is grieving the loss of her husband after she got hospitalized with COVID-19, only to come home to find her husband dead from COVID-19 complications. “It was just like walking into a horror scene. It’s just been horrible,” said Lisa Steadman. 58-year-old Lisa Steadman thought she was through the worst of …

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DeSantis To Appeal Ruling On School Mask Mandates

Florida Politics reports: Communications Director Taryn Fenske said the administration “will immediately appeal” the ruling in the 1st District Court of Appeal, where administration officials are “confident” it will prevail on the merits of the case. “We are used to the Leon County Circuit Court not following the law and getting reversed on appeal, which is exactly what happened last …

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Hospital Morgues Full In Five Florida Counties [VIDEO]

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Morgues throughout AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division have reached capacity due to COVID-19 deaths, the organization said in an email obtained by the Orlando Sentinel Thursday. “The Central Florida Division of AdventHealth has reached capacity of our hospital morgues due to an influx of COVID-19 patients,” the email said. “We have begun utilizing rented, refrigerated coolers at …

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Court Smacks Down FL’s Ban On School Mask Mandates

The Washington Post reports: A Florida judge ruled Friday that the state overstepped its authority in restricting school districts from enacting mask mandates after parents sued officials amid a surge of coronavirus infections. Judge John Cooper of Florida’s Second Circuit sided with parents from six Florida counties who challenged Ron DeSantis (R) and state education officials in court this week, …

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Ad Campaign Targets DeSantis’ Top “Death Donors”

The Orlando Sentinel reports: A national political action committee is beginning an advertising campaign Thursday calling out high-dollar political donors to Gov. Ron DeSantis. The political group 314 Action said people will start seeing ads on Google, Facebook and via text messages that highlight four political donors. The PAC said their donations, which collectively total $4 million to support DeSantis …

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Florida Reports 21,765 New COVID Cases, 901 Deaths

The Miami Herald reports: Florida on Thursday reported 21,765 more COVID-19 cases and 901 deaths to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to Miami Herald calculations of CDC data. All but two of the newly reported deaths occurred after July 25, with about 78% of those people dying in the past two weeks, according to Herald calculations of …

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Officials: 68 Florida Hospitals Nearly Out Of Oxygen

Orlando’s PBS affiliate reports: The Florida Hospital Association is sounding the alarm, saying a survey shows 68 hospitals have less than a 48-hour supply of oxygen. Hospitals are using three to four times as much oxygen as they were before the pandemic because more than 17,000 patients are hospitalized statewide with COVID-19. The FHA survey, which was done today, shows …

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Florida County Warns That Water Will Taste And Smell Strange Due To Lack Of Liquid Oxygen Because COVID

Forbes reports: Residents in Hillsborough County, Florida have been asked to cut back on non-essential water usage like watering lawns and washing cars and warned to expect a “change in taste and odor in drinking water” as dwindling supplies of liquid oxygen, ordinarily used to purify drinking water, are diverted to hospitals. The supplier said it had not been receiving …

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Bodies “Stacked To Ceiling” At Florida Crematoriums

Tampa’s NBC News affiliate reports: At West Side Crematory in Winter Garden, they’re overwhelmed with the remains of people that need to be cremated. There’s an influx of bodies like they’ve never seen, worse than the first wave of COVID-19. The area where bodies are stored prior to being cremated is stacked to the ceiling. The staff is working day …

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DeSantis: Biden Should Follow My Lead On COVID

The Daily Beast reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, speaking to Fox News on Wednesday, said that President Joe Biden had failed to “end COVID,” whereas his state was experiencing “great success” in treating patients. “You know, he said he was going to end COVID. He hasn’t done that. We are the first state to start the treatment centers for monoclonal …

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Top 100,000 Nationwide

The Washington Post reports: More than 100,000 people are hospitalized with covid-19 in the United States, a level not seen since Jan. 30 — when coronavirus vaccines were not widely available — as the country grapples with the delta variant’s spread. Hospitalizations are highest across the South, where every state in the region has a higher portion of its population …

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FL Doctor Fired For Selling $50 Mask Opt-Out Letters

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: An emergency room physician who charged $50 for opt-out letters to Leon County parents who don’t want their kids to wear masks in school has been removed from Capital Regional Medical Center following a social media outcry for his ouster. As a stricter mask mandate requiring a medical excuse took hold Sunday in Florida’s capital county, …

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Anti-Mask FL Parent Charged With Assaulting Student

Miami’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Fort Lauderdale father was arrested in front of Ft Lauderdale High School on Wednesday. For the fifth time since Broward Schools resumed in-person learning, Dan Bauman, 50, walked his daughter, Isabel, to school. Isabel is a 10th grader in her first year at Ft Lauderdale High. She has refused to wear a mask and …

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Floridians Give DeSantis Low Marks On COVID Response

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports: A public opinion poll released Thursday provided new evidence that Floridians are gravely concerned about the current surge in COVID-19 cases, think it was largely preventable, and support requiring masks in public schools to protect public health. The Quinnipiac University Poll also found many Floridians aren’t happy with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ pandemic performance. A …

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Fake Candidate Takes Plea Deal In Florida GOP Scandal

The Miami Herald reports: An auto parts salesman and acquaintance of a former Miami lawmaker accused of running a vote-siphoning scheme in a 2020 Florida Senate race pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that he accepted illegal donations and lied on sworn campaign documents, among other things. Seated alongside his attorney in his downtown law office, Alexis Rodriguez heard the …

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FL Leaves $820M In Food Aid For Children Untouched

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has not yet applied for up to $820 million in food assistance to more than 2 million Florida children, raising concerns from food assistance groups and others who note that child hunger remains a significant problem. The federal program, called the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program, was created last year to …

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75 Florida Doctors Stage Symbolic Walkout To Protest Flood Of Unvaxxed Patients In Their Hospital [VIDEO]

West Palm Beach’s ABC News affiliate reports: Dozens of South Florida doctors staged a walkout on Monday to protest the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients flooding their hospital in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Just before sunrise, about 75 doctors stepped outside their hospitals and offices to stand together and encourage the community to get vaccinated. “The vaccine still remains the …

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DeSantis Rages At Associated Press, Claims Story About Donor’s Investment In Promoted Drug “Will Cost Lives”

Yahoo News reports: Florida governor Ron DeSantis is accusing the Associated Press of trying to divert attention from “deserved blowback” it’s gotten from a story last week linking DeSantis’s promotion of a lifesaving COVID-19 antibody treatment to millions of dollars in campaign donations he’s received from an investor in the company that manufactures the drugs. In a letter DeSantis sent …

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