Florida comes in second to only Hawaii for 2021 summer ‘Dream Destination’

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by icemanphotos It seems like traveling is a top priority on many Americans’ wish list this upcoming summer season.  Because last year canceled millions of plans for domestic and international travel due to pandemic closures, the travel bug is hitting even harder this time around, causing plans to find the next

Miami-Dade County set to lift months-long Midnight Curfew next week

COVID-19 Curfew sign Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Adam Calaitzis Despite Florida being the second-most “open-state” during the pandemic, there are still regulations in place whether people choose to believe it or not. Take Miami-Dade County, for example. There has been no shortage of the South Florida community gracing headlines for the antics and chaos

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

Spring Breakers seek Florida’s pandemic leniency, Miami-Dade mayor holding on lifting curfew until after the rush

Deco Drive South Beach at night – Courtesy: Shutterstock-Image by marchello74 Florida is the place to be according to just about everyone in the country. Whether it’s northerners complaining about the rash of winter storms, west coast natives fleeing due to overly strict regional regulations, or anything “why can Florida do this and we can’t”

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

Florida’s tourism industry reports lowest figures since 2010

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Gustavo Frazao The Sunshine State was on track to post record-setting tourism numbers for state visitations in 2020, but then the pandemic happened, and those projections were derailed. In fact, according to new data from Visit Florida, the tourism industry saw an astounding but reasonably expected 34 percent drop in

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

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