Here’s what to know in South Florida on June 22

We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.

Miami-Dade’s largest cities to require masks in public as COVID-19 numbers spike

7 p.m.: The mayors of seven Miami-Dade cities on Monday announced new rules requiring people to wear face masks anywhere in public, a response to rising numbers of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations — a measure they conceded will be tough to enforce.

The cities of Miami, Hialeah, Miami Gardens, North Miami Beach, Miami Shores, Aventura, and Key Biscayne will require people to wear masks at all times in public. The sudden announcement left some specific details unexplained, including whether people would be required to wear masks while exercising. In the city of Miami, a new emergency order outlining the rules is expected to be signed in the coming days.

Mayors of another eight

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Federal judge considers having ICE jails inspected by the court following live testimony

A Miami federal judge is considering having three South Florida immigration detention centers inspected by a court-appointed “fact-finder,” after detainees gave live, scathing testimonies Thursday about the deteriorating conditions behind bars as COVID-19 rapidly spreads.

During a virtual court hearing held Thursday via Zoom, U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke told U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement that she would soon be deciding whether to assign a “special master” or “professional observer” with the aim of finding out if her court orders — which were designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus — have actually been followed.

“You’re getting my drift here?” Cooke asked Dexter Lee, an assistant U.S. attorney representing ICE in an ongoing lawsuit seeking the release of detainees at the Krome Processing Center in Miami-Dade, the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach and the Glades Detention Center in Moore Haven.

Lee said the agency would oppose the

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The Soviet Vaccine Strategy That Could Be a Coronavirus Weapon

Photo credit: Bettmann - Getty Images
Photo credit: Bettmann – Getty Images

From Popular Mechanics

  • Medical researchers around the world are testing live polio vaccine for a secondary ability to prevent COVID-19 (coronavirus) for a short time.
  • Proponents say this could hold humankind over until a true vaccine is developed.
  • Scientists don’t understand why live vaccines have this effect, but they speculate it’s a broad immune response.

Medical researchers suggest there could be a stopgap way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). They’re cautiously discussing and beginning to test a secondary effect of the “live virus” polio vaccine as a way to prevent transmission.

This effect isn’t a true vaccine, or effective for nearly the same length as a vaccine, or even a treatment of any kind. But when someone is inoculated with the “live virus” polio vaccine, they almost always have extended immunity to many other viruses for about a

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14 foods with wonderfully healthy fats that you should add to your plate

Eating fat won't make you fat, if you do it right.
Eating fat won’t make you fat, if you do it right.

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  • Fat is an essential part of any diet, it’s critical for the health of our cells, and helps our body absorb other nutrients.
  • Healthful, fatty foods that are a great addition to any diet include oatmeal, eggs, chia seeds, and tofu.
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Fat in food has gotten an unfair reputation as a belly-bulging demon that can wreck your diet and cause you to gain weight.

But the truth is, we need some fat in our diets to survive. The proper amount of the right kind of fat can fuel your body and help feed your brain. Many studies have shown that people who eat more fat don’t get more fat, nor do they have higher rates of other health problems like cancer or heart disease.

It’s true that fat packs a

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