Kassandra Figueroa is a desperate woman. She is on a mission to find something that is very scarce – an apparatus called an ECMO – to save her husband’s life.
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has asked an appeals court to block challenges filed by five school boards against a Department of Health rule aimed at preventing students from being forced to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Due to a lack of practice time for Ocoee High School football players that resulted from COVID-19 cases and ordered quarantines last week, the football game scheduled for Friday, September 24 against West Orange High School has been canceled."
The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is available for anyone 12 and older.
The latest weekly total of 75,906 is about half of what the state was seeing in the middle of August at more than 150,000 cases for three weeks in a row.
They want to support Orange County firefighters who say they should not be forced to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The deadline for county employees to get their first shot is September 30.
Around 30 Disney workers gathered in protest of the coronavirus vaccine mandate announced by the Walt Disney Company earlier this summer, as the deadline to get vaccinated approaches.
In a letter to Biden, the GOP attorneys general called the president’s plan “disastrous and counterproductive” and disputed that it can be enforced through OSHA.
"We’re facing a massive, massive cut in monoclonal antibody treatments abruptly. Just after the president said they would have a 50 percent increase, we’re now seeing more than a 50 percent cut for the state of Florida."
Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one-fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday reported that 10,247 inpatients at 253 Florida hospitals had COVID-19.
A judge in Miami denied a request by parents of disabled children for a preliminary injunction against an executive order that DeSantis issued in July.
COVID-19 cases are dropping worldwide, but the number of children catching the virus is reaching record levels. The good news is that it may be only a few more weeks until kids under the age of 12 are eligible for the vaccine.
An Auburndale High School science teacher has died after contracting COVID-19. D’Anthony Dorsey was just 24 years old and a life-long athlete.
AdventHealth is still urging the public to continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing and get vaccinated.
The number of people ending up in Florida’s hospitals with COVID-19 continues to drop this week, and that’s good news not just for strained staff but also patients who had elective procedures put on hold.
Florida continues to see reduced numbers of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
An Orlando doctor said she was sent a letter in the mail containing an image of a mask with a Nazi symbol on it. She believes it was sent to her because she was encouraging mask-wearing on social media.
"These mandates are overreaches and they will be very destructive for a lot of really, really good people," DeSantis said Monday.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Monday that any city or county that requires its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will be fined $5,000 per infraction.