Global health officials push countries to combat monkeypox following public health emergency
By: Isaac Morgan - July 25, 2022
Following the declaration of the 2022 monkeypox outbreak as a public health emergency, global health officials have established temporary recommendations to combat the disease that continues to spread worldwide. The World Health Organization announced Saturday that the monkeypox virus constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, as cases continue to rise in several countries, […]
Florida surpasses 100 monkeypox cases amid expansion of screening
By: Isaac Morgan - July 12, 2022
TALLAHASSEE, Florida — A second major commercial laboratory is offering monkeypox testing, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday as Florida cases of the monkeypox virus surpassed 100. The CDC had announced that Labcorp began testing last week for monkeypox, a disease spreading across the nation and worldwide that can cause a […]
Cases of babies born with syphilis rise during COVID pandemic in Louisiana, CDC says
By: Isaac Morgan - April 12, 2022
Certain sexual transmitted diseases spiked across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, including sharp increases in cases involving babies born with syphilis, federal health officials reported Tuesday.
DeSantis on defensive after NYC mayor’s ad campaign against Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law
By: Isaac Morgan - April 5, 2022
In response to New York City mayor Eric Adams’ criticism of a new Florida law, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday derided the entire state of New York for its policies concerning COVID-19.
State lawmaker calls for permanent closure of Orlando amusement ride after teen’s death
By: Isaac Morgan - March 30, 2022
A teen’s fatal fall last week at an Orlando amusement park has sparked a senator to urge Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried to permanently shut down the Orlando FreeFall ride and “take swift action for the critical safety of others.”
Louisiana, other states, sue feds over mask mandates on planes, trains, transportation hubs
By: Isaac Morgan - March 29, 2022
While a federal face mask mandate is set to expire in less than a month, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced that the state has filed a lawsuit against the feds to block the requirement immediately.