As COVID concerns continue to grow in South Florida, two universities are requiring faculty and staff to get the vaccine

Donna E. Shalala Student Center University of Miami Campus – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by YES Market Media Nova Southeastern University has now joined the University of Miami in requiring both faculty and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine. NSU is requiring all faculty and staff, full and part-time, adjunct faculty, and temporary employees to

Florida sued by Norwegian Cruise Line over vaccine passport ban

Cruise Line Ships Occupy Berths at Port Miami Due to Cancelled Cruises from Covid-19 Coronavirus Precautions – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by TetKabrit MIAMI, Fla. – Norwegian Cruise Line is fighting a new Florida law that prohibits cruise lines from requiring passengers to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Filed on Tuesday in Miami federal

Royal Caribbean pushes back debut sailing for new ship out of Florida after eight crew members test positive for COVID-19

Courtesy: Joe Raedle-Getty Images Royal Caribbean announced earlier this morning that it will push back its first scheduled sailing out of Florida’s Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to the end of July. Originally scheduled for a July 3 departure, Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Odyssey of the Seas, faced a predictable setback in its debut out

Gov. DeSantis suspends all local COVID-19 emergency orders across Florida – Effective July 1

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: Gage Skidmore | Flickr Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has yet again exercised his executive powers by putting an end to all local

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

Five Florida Hospitals Set To Receive First Wave of COVID-19 Vaccine Upon Approval

A single bottle vial of Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine in a research medical lab. 3D illustration. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By solarseven Perhaps the only silver lining Florida will have in regards to the coronavirus is access to the first wave of COVID-19 approved vaccines. Over the past two weeks, pharmaceutical powerhouses Moderna and Pfizer announced the

Florida Tourism Numbers Down More Than 30 Percent According To Q3 Data, But There Is Hope

Courtesy: Image by Stela Di from Pixabay Visit Florida released its data regarding the current state of Florida’s tourism numbers for the third quarter of 2020. And let’s say the numbers were not where we’d like them to be, but for obvious reasons. According to the data collected, the state’s tourism numbers were down 31.8

Florida Virus Expert Is Optimistic About Vaccines, Therapy to Treat COVID-19

A doctor is testing a sample of biological tubes contaminated by Covid-19 and searching for a vaccine. Photo: Morakot Kawinchan/Shutterstock.com While conducting a webinar on Wednesday, April 22, Dr. Michael Farzan at Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter detailed preliminary research that could be a step towards creating a vaccine for COVID-19. Even as thousands die

The Spread of Hepatitis A Is Under Control, Say Florida Health Officials

Thanks to efforts for vaccination and education, the Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees says the spread of hepatitis A is being slowed down to a controllable pace here in Florida. A declaration of public health emergency due to the rapid spread of the disease last August sent the Department of Health in Florida and the