Tag Archives: COVID_19

College Football and COVID_19. American Anti-intellectualism and selfish entitlement run amok

Coronavirus is the defining crisis and issue of our lifetimes. It is far and away the biggest crisis this nation has faced since World War II. My naive and flawed assumption was this would be our era’s World War II, a chance to forge political unity and a new understanding between our people. This idealistic […]

Florida’s Covid crisis – The politicking is getting us nowhere

As regular readers of this site know, I’ve diverted from our normal political and historical content of late to focus most of my time on #COVID19. For many of us, our perspectives have changed during this pandemic. The absence of American global leadership, and the unwillingness of many of our elected and appointed leaders to […]

#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: International airline service to/from Florida in June (May 31 update)

This week’s update includes sad news about TAME, Ecuador’s state-owned carrier which is being liquidated. Fort Lauderdale was the last destination served in the USA by Tame. Aeroflot Miami- Moscow (SVO) SUSPENDED (normally 4x weekly) Aeromexico Miami-Mexico City Once weekly effective June 15 (normally once daily) Orlando-Mexico City Twice weekly effective June 15 (normally 10x […]

#COVID-19 fallout: International airline service to/from Florida in June (May 24 update)

This week’s update includes sad news about TAME, Ecuador’s state-owned carrier which is being liquidated. Fort Lauderdale was the last destination served in the USA by Tame. Aeroflot Miami- Moscow (SVO) SUSPENDED (normally 4x weekly) Aeromexico Miami-Mexico City Once weekly effective June 15 (normally once daily) Orlando-Mexico City Twice weekly effective June 15 (normally 10x […]

#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: International airline service to/from Florida in June (May 17 update)

This week’s update has good news about Lufthansa returning service to the state in mid June. Several other updates as well. Air Canada Fort Lauderdale-Montreal 4x a week (normally twice daily) Fort Lauderdale – Toronto 3x a week (normally twice daily) Fort Myers-Toronto SUSPENDED (normally 4x a week) Miami- Montreal SUSPENDED (normally one daily) Miami-Toronto […]

Trump and DeSantis have been irresponsible – that does not mean Democrats and cable news have been white knights. We must all be accountable and do better to save ourselves.

President Donald Trump and his administration deserve blame for taking their eyes off the ball and leaving Americans vulnerable to the worst pandemic since 1918. Governor Ron DeSantis similarly has been slow and excessively ideological in his approach to the crisis. But does that means Democrats have been benevolent actors championing public safety? Does that […]

“Reckless Ronnie the Ridiculous” bringing back the worst of Florida’s history

As we discussed on the most recent episode of The Florida History Podcast, pandemics that are given regional names are usually done so for xenophobic reasons as was the case in 1918. There is an enormously important story about xenophobia and Coronavirus unfolding in Florida currently but, as has too often been the case in […]