July has seen a dramatic rise in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oakland Park compared to the previous two months with 587 new cases so far this month, compared to 159 in total for May and June.
The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 now stands at 694 in Oakland Park with 173 new cases this past week.
According to the Florida Department of Health at least 34 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Wilton Manors as of Sunday.
When Elliot started chatting with a younger man on Grindr he didn’t think anything of it. Like many chats go on hook-up apps they exchanged photos and got to know one another — virtually.
As the country begins the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations, questions linger as to why there remains no vaccination for the HIV virus.
More than 1.5 million Floridians have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. More than 24,500 died from the disease.
While most performing arts organizations and venues remain dark due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wilton Manors-based Island City Stage recently announced steps to safely reopen on a video conference held on Monday, Aug. 31.
(WB) Joe Biden, accepting the presidential nomination in his speech at the Democratic National Convention, drew on a combination of economic populist and anti-racist message Thursday as he promised to lift up a nation suffering from the coronavirus virus.
Thanks to a $25 million federal funding package, Broward County will begin offering rental assistance for those impacted by COVID-19, the county announced Wednesday.
(SS) Researchers at the University of Miami are studying whether COVID-19 can be sexually transmitted.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wilton Manors as of Monday rose 30% to 110 since a week ago. Last week that number stood at 85. In Oakland Park confirmed cases rose to 87 from 77 last week.
Imagine the sound and vibration of an old-fashioned electric heater going through your whole body. Imagine gasping for air with every step you take. Imagine rubbing Icy Hot all over your head to soothe a painful headache. Imagine your eyes in a bowl of water while you’re still seeing through them. Imagine collapsing and waking up in the ER only to find out COVID-19 attacked your central nervous system, and the doctor had just saved you from a stroke.
As the first vaccines for the novel coronavirus were administered Monday, Florida reached a grim milestone in cases and deaths.
Last month saw a dramatic increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oakland Park with 661 in July — easily outpacing May and June, which in total saw 159 cases.
Between May and June there were a total of 52 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wilton Manors — in July almost double with 103.
(WB) HIV/AIDS service providers in Florida say the coronavirus pandemic has further exacerbated health care and economic disparities that many of their clients face.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, calls on the global public health community and governments to exercise caution and due diligence in fast-tracking vaccine candidates for prevention of COVID-19.
(WB) The first openly transgender person elected in Peru died on Thursday from the coronavirus.
(SS) Fewer Floridians filed for unemployment last week than in any week since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
The initial and ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are as varied as the persons and institutions it has touched.
(WB) A new global study has found the coronavirus pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on transgender people’s mental health and economic stability.
LGBT youth make up a disproportionate number of the homeless population. They face higher rates of suicide, depression, anxiety, and sexual assault. Reginald Collins is just one of a growing number who came out — at the cost of having a home.
In 1722 Daniel Defoe, the author of “Robinson Crusoe,” wrote “A Journal of the Plague Year.” This was a semi-fictional account of the Great Plague, an outbreak of bubonic plague that struck London from 1665 to 1666.
In 1978 the historian Barbara W. Tuchman published “A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century.”
The last time I wrote my Coronavirus Journal it was still 2020, an “awful year” that I compared to Barbara W. Tuchman’s calamitous 14th Century.
(WM) Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his representative said Nov. 23.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed every year on Feb. 7 to increase awareness, spark conversations, and highlight the work done to reduce HIV in Black communities.
With coronavirus cases tracking at a rate of about 300 new cases per month in Oakland Park, the city commission received an update on vaccines from Holy Cross Hospital during its meeting on Wednesday.
Since the beginning of January, the city of Oakland Park has distributed more than 5,000 coronavirus vaccines, particularly to vulnerable seniors.
There hasn’t been a lot of great news lately around the coronavirus. New infections are skyrocketing everywhere, and unfortunately, deaths from COVID-19 are following. Don’t let down your guard.
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