DeSantis speaks publicly about more contagious COVID strain spreading in FL; tries to assuage residents

BY: - February 10, 2021

For the first time since a tweet by the Florida Department of Health on Dec. 31, 2020, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday addressed the new, more transmissible COVID-19 variant that first appeared in the United Kingdom and is circulating in the state and the nation. Florida has more cases of the so-called B.1.1.7 United Kingdom […]

Three U.S. House Democrats test positive for COVID-19 after sheltering with maskless Republicans during Capitol riot

BY: - January 13, 2021

WASHINGTON—The leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said Tuesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19, and blamed Republicans who refused to wear masks in a secure room where lawmakers were kept during the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol last week. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, (D-Wash.), said those Republicans “mocked colleagues and staff” who offered […]

President-elect Biden asks all Americans to wear masks to fight national “threat” of COVID-19

BY: - November 9, 2020

In a brief televised statement Monday, President-elect Joe Biden urged people across the country to wear face masks to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As to Florida, that will be a tough sell. The state has never imposed a statewide mask mandate. In fact, as of late September, there are no statewide coronavirus restrictions because Gov. […]