News Press: Written by Amy Bennett Williams. August 22, 2018.
Its mission is “to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts,” but Florida’s Department of Health has remained quiet as the blue-green algae/red tide crisis has escalated into an unprecedented toxic calamity.
Over the last month, the department hasn't made mention of either algae or red tide on its widely followed Twitter and Facebook accounts, yet has posted eight times about growing and cooking sweet corn. Nor are toxic algae or red tide included in the "Trending Topics" of the department's website.