Tag Archives: Florida

Ohio heading in the wrong direction and ‘could become Florida’ as coronavirus surges, governor warns

Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Sunday that while his administration has stopped short of issuing a statewide mask ordinance, he’s not ruling out implementing that step as coronavirus cases continue to surge in the state.  “We’re going the wrong way,” Dewine said of Ohio’s daily virus infections during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the… Read More »

Coronavirus strains Florida health system as some hospitals run out of ICU beds in largest counties

People wait for health assessment check-in before entering Jackson Memorial Hospital, as Miami-Dade County eases some of the lockdown measures put in place during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Miami, Florida, June 18, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters More than 40 Florida hospitals in multiple counties across the state have maxed out their ICU… Read More »

Florida among slowest states to process unemployment claims

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As unemployment surged during the early weeks of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., Florida processed its hundreds of thousands of new claims more slowly than any other state, according to federal data. The state is already among the most inhospitable places to be unemployed, and the economic downturn has only added… Read More »

Florida could require a prescription for certain sunscreens that could harm coral reefs

Sen. Linda Stewart’s proposed bill would require a prescription to use sunscreens with oxybenzone and octinoxate, two chemicals found in most sunscreens that effectively protect against UV radiation but, researchers suggest, can also cause coral bleaching and eventually kill reefs. Under the bill, their sale would be banned without a prescription.”Reef-safe” sunscreens that leave out… Read More »