Florida health officials will offer HIV prevention drug for free by end of 2018: As part of its efforts to reduce new HIV infections, the Florida Department of Health began rolling out a statewide PrEP initiative in October. All 67 county health departments should have PrEP available by the end of 2018, according to officials. Patients who need the prevention drug will be evaluated clinically and provided access to medication based on their eligibility requirements. The department's PrEP initiative for patients includes testing for HIV, hepatitis C and liver function; education on the drug; prescription of PrEP medications and a three-month followup.
Disney World adjusts housekeeping policy in wake of Las Vegas attack: Over the years, Disney has been known to go to extremes in terms of guest safety. Now, in their latest move, precipitated by the Las Vegas shootings at Mandalay Bay, the resort has begun removing all "Do Not Disturb" signs and replacing them with "Room Occupied" signs. Also noted on the signs is language that states "staff reserve the right to enter your room for any purposes including, but not limited to, performing maintenance and repairs or checking on the safety and security of guests and property."
Trump was supposed to be 'back at work' last week, but he was golfing in Florida: On Christmas Day, President Trump tweeted to his more than 45 million followers wishing them a "great Christmas" and saying "tomorrow it's back to work in order to Make America Great Again." Tomorrow came and went, however, as did the following day, with Trump sharpening his golf game at Mar-a-Lago. The outings marked his 85th and 86th days at a Trump golf property, meaning he's spent roughly a quarter of his time as president on the unforgiving greens instead of in the Oval Office.
Florida lawmaker says Department of Justice is 'kind of off the rails': It was supposed to be just another interview, but comments by Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Naples, went above and beyond the typical and entered the realm of sound-bite hell last week. When questioned by MSNBC host Hallie Jackson on President Trump's most recent tweet about the FBI, Rooney replied, "I'm very concerned that [the Department of Justice] and the FBI, what do you want to call it, Deep State or what, are kind of off the rails." Jackson seemed stunned, but Rooney doubled (and quadrupled) down on his opinion that Congress needs to "purge the DOJ."