Tag: Florida

Florida Governor Appeals Ruling on Masks in Schools

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed...

Hospitals to Blame for Pandemic Nurse Shortage? It’s Complicated

National Nurses United (NNU), a California-based union with 175,000 members, is blaming hospitals for nursing shortages that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a...

COVID-Clogged ICUs ‘Terrify’ Those With Chronic, Emergency Illness

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Jessica Gosnell, MD, 41, from Portland, Oregon, lives daily with the...

GOP Governors, School Districts Battle Over Mask Mandates

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Students, some wearing protective masks, arrive for the first day of...

Florida, Texas Could Have Averted 4700 Deaths With Higher Vax Rate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center . The two states with the highest numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations...

Hospitals Struggle to Find Nurses, Beds, Even Oxygen as Delta Surges

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The state of Mississippi is out of intensive care unit (ICU)...

Opinion: Florida or Floriduh? As it battles COVID-19 surge, the Sunshine State proves itself as weirdly defiant as ever.

I spent almost two decades living in Florida, and even I’m hard-pressed to pick the moment that stood out as my weirdest. There was the...

Jen Psaki Accuses Ron DeSantis Of ‘Fundraising’ Off Dangerous Anti-Mask Stance

White House press secretary Jen Psaki slammed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for his dangerous stance against face masks amid skyrocketing COVID-19 cases in his state,...

Passenger charged with groping, punching flight attendants

Officials say an Ohio man was arrested in Florida over the weekend after being accused of groping two female flight attendants and punching a male...

Miami Beach Mayor Rips Ron DeSantis As ‘Pied Piper’ Of COVID-19, Leading State ‘Off A Cliff’

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber ripped Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis as the “pied piper” of COVID-19 who is “leading everybody off a cliff.” Gelber...

Florida Virus Cases Soar, Hospitals Near Last Summer’s Peak

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MIAMI (AP) — Hospital admissions of coronavirus patients continue to soar...

Idaho Governor Signs Onto Major Abortion-Rights Challenge

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Thursday signed onto an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could...

Doctor Marks ‘Right’ Instead of ‘Left’ Testicle, Then Operates

Florida regulators have imposed a fine and other measures on a Tampa doctor who made a crucial error prior to his patient’s testicular surgery, as...

As Americans Navigate Conflicting COVID-19 Mask Advice, ‘Everyone Is Confused’

PRINCETON, N.J./SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Reuters) – A COVID-19 surge ignited in parts of the United States by the highly contagious Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy...

Best Vacations for Doctors Ready to Travel: Where To Go?

Americans are traveling as if they’ve been unleashed — crowding the skies, highways, and byways, looking for a well-deserved respite. Physicians and other healthcare workers,...

These 20 US Counties Are ‘Delta Danger Zones’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new data analysis of Delta variant coronavirus cases in the...

Court Blocks Order Lifting CDC Virus Rules On Florida Cruise Ships

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pandemic restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships will remain in place after a federal appeals court temporarily blocked a previous ruling...

Recovery effort at collapsed building could end soon

Efforts to recover human remains from the debris of a South Florida condominium are nearing an end By Associated Press July 16, 2021, 2:58 PM...

‘Trauma Centers’ Huge Fees to Treat Minor Injuries and Send Home

The care was ordinary. A hospital in Modesto, California, treated a 30-year-old man for shoulder and back pain after a car accident. He went home...

Summer Camps Hit With COVID Outbreaks — Are Schools Next?

The U.S. has seen a string of COVID-19 outbreaks tied to summer camps in recent weeks in places such as Texas, Illinois, Florida, Missouri and...

Florida Condo Collapse Death Toll Rises To 78

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condo building rose to 78 on Friday, a number the mayor called...

Tropical Storm Elsa gaining strength, lashing Florida Keys

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The weather was getting worse in southern Florida on Tuesday morning as Tropical Storm Elsa began lashing the Florida Keys,...

Tropical Storm Elsa Prompts Evacuations In Cuba, Florida Declares State Of Emergency

About 180,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes in Cuba on Sunday as Tropical Storm Elsa took aim at the island nation, and officials...

California Bans State Travel To Five More States Over Anti-LGBTQ Laws

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California added five more states, including Florida, to the list of places where state-funded travel is banned because of laws that...

Search teams persevere as death toll in Florida condo collapse rises to 9

As the death toll rose to nine with more than 150 people still missing, rescue teams on Sunday kept picking through the rubble of the...