Miami, FL Health

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez: ‘Regeneron Decision was a Great Decision’

As the Biden Administration declares it will pull Monoclonal antibody treatments in Florida, more publicly elected Republican and Democratic officials are coming out in support of the lifesaving treatment, including and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez (R), who reminds Americans that former President Donald Trump created the vaccine in Operation Warp Speed.
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VIDEO: Passengers Sing To Anti-Mask Couple Kicked Off Flight in Florida

Passengers on a flight from Miami to Houston took the side of the flight crew when they removed two people on board who refused to wear a mask. The now viral video shows the couple getting their things together as the other passengers broke out on song, singing one that’s popular at the end of sports games.
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Miami International Airport Tops Country For Highest Number Of TSA Employees To Have Gotten COVID

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami International Airport is in the lead for the highest number of COVID cases, beating other large hubs like JFK in New York and Los Angeles. The Transportation Security Administration began tracking COVID cases in March 2020.  The current data shows 515 people have gotten sick at MIA.  Of those, 492 where TSA Screening Officers. Miami isn’t the only airport with high numbers, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando are in the top five. CBS4 asked the TSA what the reason behind this was.  A TSA spokesperson explained in writing, “The numbers among our officers have from the beginning of the pandemic...

Would you pay more sales tax to get a free heart test? Broward is considering it.

Broward voters might get to choose if they want to pay more money on most everything they buy in exchange for a free medical test that can detect heart disease. County Commissioner Mark Bogen said he wants voters to decide whether they are willing to ante up money through a new half-penny sales tax to pay for the cardiac screenings. Food and gas could be exempt from the new tax. Bogen said ...
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Arsht Center Announces COVID Protocols Ahead of October's Start to Season

Ahead of the 15th anniversary season and a return to full houses, the Adrienne Arsht Center announced new health and safety protocols effective October 5th. The venue in downtown Miami announced Monday that all audience members ages 12 and older must provide proof of a negative COVID test. Guests may also volunteer to provide proof of vaccination in lieu of testing.

Arsht Center Updated their Health and Safety Protocols Effective October 5

[MIAMI] – In preparation for the return of full houses for its 15th anniversary season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) announced today health and safety protocols effective October 5, 2021. To enter the Arsht Center, audience members ages 12 and up must provide...

COVID-Detecting Dogs Pilot First Airport Program

Sept. 20, 2021 -- Cobra the dog has been hard at work at the Miami International Airport, sniffing masks proffered by American Airlines employees making their way through a security checkpoint. If she identifies a specific scent, she'll let her handler know simply by sitting down. When this good girl sits, that means Cobra has detected an olfactory signal of the coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Dr Camillo Ricordi Outlines the Risks of Islet Transplantation for T1D

Camillo Ricordi, MD, FNAI, discusses some of the potential risks faced by patients with type 1 diabetes who undergo islet transplantation. An unlimited source of stem cell–derived islets and new immunomodulatory strategies could represent the next quantum leap in the field of cell therapy, said Camillo Ricordi, MD, FNAI, a professor and director of the Diabetes Research Institute and Cell Transplant Center at the University of Miami, Florida.

This Is the County in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area With the Most COVID-19

As the delta variant continues to surge, COVID-19 continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 41,395,400 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day. In the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area, located in Florida, a total of 1,201,743 COVID-19 cases have been reported to […]

Myopia control in Miami in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Originally Posted On: Myopia control in Miami in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic ( Myopia- or nearsightedness is a common refractive error. Without glasses patients essentially see blurry from far and well from close, sometimes very close. Myopia is a topic of interest not because of the glasses part-...