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Florida begins buying monoclonal antibody treatment doses directly

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that the state has begun purchasing doses of a monoclonal antibody treatment directly from the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, after the federal government last week took control of distribution of the COVID-19 treatments produced by other companies. DeSantis said the first purchase was for 3,000 doses of the drug sotrovimab, which was given […]

FHP Trooper dies from COVID-19 complications

A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper has died after battling COVID-19. Now, he’s being remembered by his colleagues as someone who performed his duties with humility and class. For Trooper Brian Pingry, he may have discovered his calling later in life, but for him, it was more than a career. Lieutenant Greg Bueno had nothing but […]

President Joe Biden

US easing foreign travel restrictions; vaccinations required

The U.S. will ease foreign travel restrictions to the country beginning in November, allowing foreigners in if they have proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test, the White House said Monday. The new rules will replace a hodgepodge of restrictions that had barred non-citizens who had been in Europe, much of Asia and certain […]

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried asks President Joe Biden to delay reductions to COVID-19 treatments

A day after Gov. Ron DeSantis pledged to “fight like hell” to maintain Florida’s supply of monoclonal antibody treatments for people with COVID-19, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried asked President Joe Biden to hold off on changing Florida’s allotment of the therapeutics. Fried, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in 2022, asked for planned changes […]

Zoe Nassimoff

New daily virus cases in Florida is lowest since July

Florida reported more than 75,000 cases of COVID-19 over the week, continuing a drop from summer highs when the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The figures released Friday brought the state’s daily average for the […]

Weekly COVID-19 update: 75,998 new cases reported and 2,468 deaths

The following is weekly COVID-19 vaccine, case, and death data as reported by the Florida Department of Health for Sept. 10 – Sept. 16. FLORIDA RESIDENTS 3,485,163 CASES / 51,240 DEATHS up from 3,409,165 cases / 48,772 deaths 75,998 new cases reported 2,468 new deaths reported 13,427,215 people have received at least one dose up […]


Service dog brightening the days of doctors and nurses during pandemic

Service dog Dorian is working hard to comfort doctors, nurses and patients inside Golisano Children’s Hospital. Health care workers are the only ones pulling long hours during the pandemic. Dorian reports for duty at Golisano’s from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. outfitted in his vest. Before COVID-19, the golden retriever visited […]

Justice Department charges 138 people with health care fraud incurring $1.4 billion in losses

The Justice Department announced Friday that it’s charging 138 people for their involvement in telemedicine schemes and other health care fraud across the country that may have incurred over $1.4 billion in losses. Telemedicine, opioid prescriptions, patient information, federally-allocated provider reliefs funds and sober home initiatives were abused and used to illegally profit from health […]

Consumer prices cooled in August, easing inflation concerns

U.S. consumer prices rose lower-than-expected 0.3% last month, the smallest increase in seven months and a sign that inflation pressures may be cooling. The August gain fell from a 0.5% increase in July and a 0.9% surge in June, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. It was the smallest increase since a similar 0.3% rise in […]