Florida’s new jobless claims drop the most of any state

Florida’s death toll from the coronavirus topped 9,000 Thursday, while its pandemic-buffeted economy led the nation in a drop in the number of new jobless claims. The jobless claims are still historically high, as the state seeks to claw back economic activity still stunted by the continuing outbreak, and as schools around the state grapple […]

False health claims circulate about wearing masks during pandemic

CLAIM: Wearing a mask can cause hypercapnia, and lead viruses to travel into the brain. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. There’s no evidence that wearing a mask causes hypercapnia, or that masks can trap the virus and lead to an infection in the brain. Hypercapnia occurs when there is too much carbon dioxide in the bloodstream. Mild […]