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.
Hello Norm, I appreciate your column in the last week’s issue of SFGN (Sept. 2, “When Cancer Is In Second Place”).
(WM) Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his representative said Nov. 23.
No masks or vaccinations, no pride. That’s the message delivered by the Miami Beach Pride committee, weeks before its first COVID-era festival and parade – when tens of thousands of LGBT people could show up to celebrate along Ocean Drive.
Nathan Paul Smith always dreamed of opening his own pop-culture-themed bar. He just couldn’t ever imagine his lifelong dream would come to fruition in the middle of a pandemic.
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.
The coronavirus pandemic may not be over yet, but Oakland Park residents can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Masks are very simple objects. It is usually a cloth with two stretchy bands at two ends.
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.
I am just a columnist and I have no mysterious insight into the anniversary of the attack on America 20 years ago this Saturday.
There is a Charlie Brown panel that shows the world’s most popular cartoon character lying home in bed at night, looking through his window, out at the stars.
In a Facebook post the other night, I saw that my long-time friend, and one-time publisher himself, Brad Casey, wished me good health as I recover from “successful brain surgery.”
I want to end this pandemically challenged and covidically compromised year with an upbeat editorial. I want to, but I can’t.
The news story on CNN this Monday of a woman with Stage 4 cancer — dying because she could not find an open ICU unit in Texas to treat her — was mind-boggling.
It was bumper to bumper driving down East Las Olas Boulevard on Sunday afternoon. Heading north after I reached A1A, the beaches were crowded as well. People were everywhere. Masks were nowhere.
On the night of Jan. 9 as I drove home from work, having finished the evening shift, I was somewhat surprised to see a well-known private club open with parking lots near full capacity. Many other businesses were equally thriving at this wee hour of the morning.
About two months ago, life seemed to burst back with a glorious exuberance coming out of a COVID hibernation for over a year's time.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown turned criticism of her sexuality from a conservative television personality into an opportunity to offer support and encouragement.
(SS) Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay has tested positive for COVID-19, she said Tuesday morning.
Is there no shame in those oiled-up bodies? Palm Springs Mayor Christy Holstege has had enough.
As the world’s focus has shifted to the pandemic, LGBT issues have fallen by the wayside — at least according to a discussion during the “COVID-19 in The Americas: Re-Thinking Everything” conference last week.
COVID has ravaged America and the world for a year and a half and South Florida has been a “hot spot” for much of that time, and never more so than right now.
(WB) The coronavirus pandemic has instigated civil unrest, an economic downturn and a public health crisis, but Ritchie Torres sees an opportunity for bold leadership to improve the nation.
Less than two weeks after a successful brain surgery addressing a small tumor in his cerebellum, which proved to be benign, SFGN Publisher Norm Kent is now tackling the virulent delta strain of the COVID-19 virus.
In early August, four anti-vaccine conservatives died from COVID, and now three more have died, including a Florida Republican official.
Key West welcomes thousands of visitors each year. Tourism is the lifeblood of the island paradise. But when the guests stopped coming, Key West came together.
In the circle of life, one pandemic has affected another.
Less than 30 days ago, on July 27, Steve Vianest, the husband of Dr. Howard Cunningham, was in Mexico, watching his son Brad, 16, make his first-ever shipwreck dive.
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