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Florida Governor Faces Growing Charges of Vaccine Favoritism

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and state health officials came under deeper scrutiny amid revelations that seniors in a wealthy enclave in Key Largo received hundreds of life-saving vaccinations as early as mid -January, giving ammunition to critics who say the Republican governor is favoring wealthy constituents over ordinary Floridians. The revelations were…

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CVS Offering Virus Vaccine to Florida Teachers Under 50

MIAMI (AP) — The CVS Pharmacy chain is vaccinating Florida teachers under age 50, circumventing state orders that continue to limit coronavirus inoculations to those over that age. The chain also began vaccinating day care and preschool teachers Wednesday, even though Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has not yet opened the vaccination program to them. CVS…

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Raptors’ Virus Issues Worsen, Game vs. Bulls Called Off

TAMPA (AP) – The Toronto Raptors’ issues with the coronavirus have worsened, prompting the NBA to call off their game scheduled for Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls. The league said the Raptors are dealing with positive test results, without disclosing how many, and that combined with ongoing contact-tracing issues meant they would not have…

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The Latest: First US J&J Vaccine Doses Shipping Sunday Night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 4 million doses of the newest COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday. White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients announced that the entire stockpile of the newly approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will go out immediately. J&J…

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Major Sports Teams, Organizations & Athletes Unite to Support First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Resiliency Initiative to Empower Florida Students

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Source: Governor’s Office // Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the launch of a resiliency initiative for Florida schools to emphasize key character development skills including volunteerism, teamwork, and problem solving. Unveiled at Amway Center, professional sports teams, organizations, and athletes from across Florida are lending their support for these resiliency…

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Florida Senate Committee on Health Policy Pass Four Bills Heading into Session

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – The Senate Committee on Health Policy voted on several key proposed bills during its February 17th meeting including pediatric health care, Moffitt Cancer & Research Center funding, telehealth service reimbusrement, health insurance licensure requirements, among others. The first bill taken up by the Committee was Senate Bill 362 (SB 362) –…

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Soto, Bilirakis, Murkowski, King Re-Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Help Curb Suicides

WASHINGTON, D.C. (FNN) – Source: Office of U.S. Rep. Soto // Today, Representatives Darren Soto (D-FL) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) joined Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Angus King (ME) in reintroducing the bipartisan Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act, which would create a voluntary grant program to assist emergency departments in developing protocols for identifying, assessing and treating individuals at…

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Six Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in Underserved Communities

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN) – Source: The Governor’s Office // Today, Governor DeSantis announced the establishment of six COVID-19 vaccination sites to provide greater access to the vaccine in underserved populations in Broward, Duval, Leon, Miami-Dade, and Osceola counties. The Governor made this announcement at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, where one of the new sites…

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