Florida crews working to prevent ‘Catastrophic’ flood situation in Manatee County phosphate mine

Governor Ron DeSantis addressing the Piney Point water situation – Courtesy: Chris O’Meara/AP A significant toxic wastewater leak was discovered last week Friday at a former phosphate plant located at Piney Point in Manatee County. After the leak was discovered, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for the entire county and ordered the

Florida to open vaccine eligibility for all adults 18+ by April 5

Courtesy: Gov. Ron DeSantis Florida is expanding its vaccine eligibility to anyone age 18 and older by next month, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced yesterday. The news comes coupled with the vaccine eligibility expansion for adults age 40 and older beginning next Monday, March 29.   Following less demand for the vaccine as the age range has

Florida governor says the state will lower the vaccine eligibility age to 60 starting next week

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Viacheslav Lopatin The wait is over for another group of Floridians eager to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced from the state capital that the state will be expanding inoculation eligibility efforts to anyone 60 or older beginning Monday, March 15. “I’m happy to announce

Manatee County Commissioner breaks protocol by limiting COVID-19 vaccine drive to specific wealthy zip codes

Manatee County – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Ja7 The Florida COVID-19 vaccine chronicles continue.  One month after a West Palm Beach nursing home and assisted-living facility was called out by a Florida Senator for “immoral” vaccine distribution to wealthy donors: a Manatee County commissioner broke vaccine distribution protocol when planning a local vaccine drive

Could Florida be in the clear from COVID-19 by June of this year? One Epidemiologist believes it’s possible

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Casimiro PT One of Florida’s leading epidemiologists from Tampa Bay believes the state could be in the clear from the COVID-19 virus by June of this year, adding a slight change in the way the state tackles the virus could improve the outlook even more.  According to data from the Florida

Pinellas County officials say the city of Oldsmar faced attempted water supply poisoning

Water testing – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image By Irina Kozorog Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said a team of local and federal officials is investigating an attempt to taint the city of Oldsmar’s water supply last week Friday. According to Gualtieri, someone attempted a cybersecurity attack on the city of Oldsmar’s water supply by remotely accessing

Red Tide continues to irritate Southwest Florida Beaches

Red Tide algae bloom in the ocean – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Alfred Rowan It’s back and smellier than ever. Dead fish are washing up along southwest Florida beaches bringing up major concerns for scientists, residents, and tourists along the Gulf Coast waters. As defined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Red Tide

Altmed Florida brings popular edible Medical Cannabis brand Wana Brands to its Dispensaries

Edible THC-infused medical marijuana gummies – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image By Marla Diaz Medical marijuana patients in Florida now have access to some of the most potent and effective cannabis-infused edibles on the market. Altmed, the parent company of MÜV dispensaries, has partnered up with Wana Brands in an exclusive agreement to bring the sought after

Will Florida’s Walt Disney World be converted into a COVID-19 Vaccine Site?

Courtesy: Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The happiest place on Earth may soon have plans in motion to become a COVID-19 vaccine site in Florida. Florida is one of the nation’s hardest-hit states, with over 1.5 million confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, trailing only California and Texas in total cases. Converting a

Florida Senator Demands Federal Investigation of the state’s vaccine distribution practices

90-year-old Margaret Keenan, the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, administered by nurse May Parsons at University Hospital, Coventry, England, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by Alex Gakos One Florida Senator is looking to call out Florida’s sketchy vaccine distribution practices after multiple reports noted a West