Category COVID_19

#COVID-19 – The state of denial, spin & idiocy from Florida’s MAGA activists

As I have previously stated, in my twenty five or so years of activism and involvement in politics, I have never been as angry or frustrated by anything as I have been by the reaction of those supporting President Trump regarding COVID-19. They have been wrong about EVERYTHING when it comes to this virus. Absolutely […]

#FloridaCovidEpicenter: Conservatives show once again they do not understand economics

As readers of this site and followers my Twitter feed know, I have been harping obsessively on rising COVID-19 numbers in the state since just after Memorial Day. The apocalyptic fear as it was called by some, that I articulated in late May, that we’d reach a new “peak,” in June wildly underestimated what was […]

#COVID-19: Elected Officials in Florida and Dereliction of Duty

I must admit that I am feeling both victimized and vindicated, a difficult combination to personally process. This isn’t about me, but please indulge this writer for a moment. Three weeks ago, as I was regularly sounding the alarm about increased positive tests and rates in Florida, I was told by many people that I […]

#COVID-19 : I give up! The Cognitive Dissonance and selfishness in Florida beyond anything rational in an advanced society

We’ve reached a new peak in COVID-19 cases this week in the state. In fact, each day brings more surprises and when dig deeper into the data reports, the pandemic is getting incrementally worse as time goes by. As I wrote about earlier in the week, those vigilant about public health, face incredible social stigma’s […]

Florida: Where being socially conscious by wearing a mask could be hazardous to your job, safety and health.

Intimidation, thuggery and cognitive dissonance are making it difficult for Floridians to wear masks in public.

#COVID-19 fallout: The US Unemployment rate is far worse than most comparable economies

While the entire industrialized world has now experienced COVID-19, the US unemployment rate of nearly 20% (claims) or 40% (overall)* is significantly higher than comparable economies in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Canada, Austria, etc. Strangely even the more left-leaning media hasn’t covered this properly and has failed to compare the US’ […]

#COVID-19 Pros and Cons of #MLS planned Central Florida “bubble” restart

My piece on Major League Soccer’s proposed Orlando-area “bubble” to restart competitive matches is at The Yanks are Coming.

#COVID-19 fallout – update on international air services to/from Florida in June

International airlines are slowly beginning to resume service to and from the Sunshine State in June. Here is a sampling of the latest updates. We will attempt to post updates to this every Sunday or Monday until most normal service resumes. Air Canada Fort Lauderdale-Montreal 4x a week (normally twice daily) Fort Lauderdale – Toronto […]

Crossing County Lines in the Time of Coronavirus

By Dr. Rachel Pienta Florida is a large state in population and in square miles.  In the time it takes to drive from the southernmost tip of Monroe County in the Keys to the Alabama state line in Escambia, a driver could depart from Jacksonville in Duval County and arrive in Washington, DC.  The Sunshine […]

COVID-19: Florida’s non-diversified economy is in big trouble. What do our readers think should be next?

I’ve recently been hyper-analyzing future airline schedules and have come to a very unfortunate conclusion – major US airlines are looking to ramp up service to a large percentage pre-pandemic levels everywhere in the nation outside of Florida.  Part of this is to receive bailout money which comes with strings attached (servicing destinations that might […]