Hotels Could Be Used For Medical Surge, Says Executive At Broward's Memorial Healthcare
South Florida is a coronavirus hotspot in the state. The majority of confirmed cases in Florida are in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
South Florida Senior Long-Term Care Facilities Brace For Coronavirus Challenges
Working From Home And Closures Become The New Normal As South Florida Coronavirus Cases Grow
Coronavirus cases continue growing across South Florida. More were found in Broward County. The first few cases were also recently confirmed in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
Jackson Health Infection Control Chief Talks About Preparing For Coronavirus
Florida health officials are continuing to monitor the spread of coronavirus. According to the Florida Department of Health, 264 people are currently under public health monitoring, which means they are at risk of having been exposed to COVID-19. There have been several cases in the state of Florida that have tested positive for the virus so far. On the South Florida Roundup, host Tom Hudson spoke with Dr. Lilian Abbo, chief of Infection Prevention and Control at Jackson Health System, about how hospitals are preparing for a potential outbreak. Here's an excerpt of their conversation: TOM HUDSON: How is Jackson Health, a safety-net hospital in Miami-Dade County, preparing for the first case, let alone anything more widespread? DR. LILIAN ABBO: In Jackson, we have been very cautious and we have a lot of experience in crisis, epidemic and pandemic management. This is not happening overnight. We have gone through H1N1 in 2009. We went through Zika. We've prepared for Ebola. So we have a
How Cuba Responded To Sen. Bernie Sanders' Comments
For many folks in South Florida and across the country, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' comments about Cuba touched a raw nerve. During a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday, Sanders praised the education and health care programs of Fidel Castro, while saying he is "very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba." Despite the outcry in the U.S., Sanders made the front page of the Cuban government's newspaper this week. On the South Florida Roundup, host Tom Hudson talked about the Cuban response to Sanders. He was joined by Patrick Oppmann, CNN Havana bureau chief, Nora Gamez Torres, a reporter with the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, and WLRN's Americas editor Tim Padgett. WLRN depends on donors to remain South Florida's leading nonprofit, most trusted source of news and information. Support our mission by giving monthly as a sustaining member of Friends of WLRN or make a one-time donation of your choice. Thank you. Click here to give.