A former deputy secretary in the Florida Department of Health speculates that officials delayed notifying well users because of the impending election.
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From Danielle Leigh of WOKV Action News Jax, 08/27/2018 (link 1) (link 2): Florida Governor Rick Scott says the focus right now does not need […]
Scott refused to answer questions about guns, instead he questioned the possible factors in the shooter’s background that would cause him to not value life. “Is it technology? Is it relationships? Was it that he didn’t have close family relationships? You can isolate yourself in today’s society,” and noting “something’s changed” since he was a child.
Upstaging Scott, Marco Rubio has secured $1 million for the CDCP to immediately address algal blooms, changed the discharge schedule, funded algae removal, and added funds to identify health impacts from the toxic algae blooms.
Scott tried to control the flow of information, insisting on delivering the twice-daily briefings on TV to support his U.S. Senate campaign.
Better monitoring could have provided more warning about the lake, and critical information for better understanding and fighting red tide and other water woes around the state.
A U.S. Senate investigation in 2015 concluded that Gilead put profits before patients in pricing its Hep C drugs, refusing to lower prices.
Specifically, Scott cut these patients’ only non-profit insurance provider, all while HIV spreads faster in Florida than any other state. From WINK’s Britni McDonald, 4/18/2018: […]
As Scott was negotiating that tax break, the company was hashing out a deal with the feds to pay a $3.8 million settlement to the Department of Justice over a medical-fraud claim. Florida gave the company the tax breaks anyway.