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Category Archives: COVID-19

VIDEO: Dr. Krishna Tewari on COVID-19, its Permanent Impact on Medicine, Medical Policy and His Network

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN) – In this week’s episode of the FNN Politics & Power Series, Dr. Krishna Tewari, hospitalist and CEO of Inpatient Specialists Group, LLC, spoke with Mellissa about his network of fellow hospitalists, the COVID-19 pandemic and its permanent impact on medical innovation, the impact of Tampa’s growing population on his business, and…

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Dr. Raul Pino Appointed Orange County Health Director

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Mayor Jerry L. Demings has appointed Dr. Raul Pino as the next Orange County Director of Health Services. “Dr. Pino is a revered public health expert in Orange County,” said Mayor Demings. “He has an exceptional reputation amongst our citizens, as well as the professional medical community in Central Florida.” Dr. Pino…

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Orlando International Airport Ends Mask Mandate

ORLANDO, Fla. – Following a Federal Court decision and updated directives from the Transportation Security Administration, the wearing of facial coverings will no longer be mandated at Orlando International Airport. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, which runs OIA, released the following statement: “The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority will continue to remain vigilant in its efforts to…

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Online Portal Opens Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 8 a.m. for the City of Orlando’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP2)

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Source: City of Orlando // On Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 8 a.m. the City of Orlando’s online portal will open to begin accepting applications to provide Emergency Rental Assistance for households that have been financially impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. City of Orlando households looking to apply should visit orlando.gov/assistance. The…

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After Biden’s First Year, the Virus and Disunity Rage On

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the inaugural platform, President Joe Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that. “End this uncivil war,” he implored Americans on Jan. 20, 2021. Of the pathogen,…

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FDA Expands Pfizer Boosters for More Teens as Omicron Surges

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge, with the Food and Drug Administration allowing extra Pfizer shots for children as young as 12. Boosters already are recommended for everyone 16 and older, and federal regulators on Monday decided they’re also warranted for 12- to 15-year-olds once enough…

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Pentagon Chief Austin Says He has Tested Positive for COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Sunday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and was experiencing mild symptoms while quarantining at home. In a statement Sunday night, Austin said he plans to attend key meetings and discussions virtually in the coming week “to the degree possible.” He said Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks would…

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VIDEO: Mayor Jerry Demings Calls Out Governor Ron DeSantis for Being MIA on New COVID-19 Outbreak

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings held a press conference Tuesday with Dr. Raul Pino, director of Florida Department of Health in Orange County to provide an update on COVID-19 and the County’s response. The Mayor also discussed the County’s efforts to monitor the Omicron variant, along with an update on testing,…

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