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State Reps. Smith, Eskamani Join Rep. Morales to Launch Orlando COVID-19 Vaccination Site in District 48

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – State Representatives Carlos Guillermo Smith (D-49) and Anna Eskamani (D-47) teamed up with State Representative Daisy Morales (D-48) to announce the launch of a COVID-19 vaccination site at an Azalea Park church, In partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Rep. Morales coordinated with Jesus de Nazaret Episcopal Church, located…

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State Rep. Daisy Morales Tours AdventHealth COVID-19 Vaccine Site Near Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – State Representative Daisy Morales (D-48) took a second tour of AdventHealth’s vaccination site in her district on Tradeport Drive near Orlando International Airport Friday afternoon, to speak again with AdventHealth CentraCare CEO Dr. Scott Brady and get her constituents’ reactions on the COVID-19 vaccine. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and State…

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Insurance Market Stabilized Since 2017, But Antitrust Practices Still an Issue

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (FNN) – The health insurance market has stabilized in the last few years, but legislation is needed to discourage antitrust practices in the state to avoid further price increases for individuals, as recommended during a hearing of the Finance and Facilities Subcommittee of the Florida House of Representatives. Thomas Greaney, professor of Law…

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CDC Study Finds Two Masks are Better Than One vs. COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. government researchers found that two masks are better than one in slowing coronavirus spread, but health officials stopped short of recommending that everyone double up. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday reported the results of a lab experiment that spaced two artificial heads 6 feet from each…

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First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Alzheimer’s Goes on Sale

ST. LOUIS, Mis. (AP) — A company has started selling the first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a leap for the field that could make it much easier for people to learn whether they have dementia. It also raises concern about the accuracy and impact of such life-altering news. Independent experts are leery…

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US Colleges Mull New Virus Protocols for Students’ Return

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — St. Michael’s College managed to keep coronavirus cases at bay for almost two months this fall with students tested upon arrival and once every three weeks. But in mid-October, cases at the small Vermont school started to climb. The outbreak was linked to an ice rink more than 40 miles (64…

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EU Says First Virus Vaccinations Possible by Christmas

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official said Wednesday that the first citizens in the 27 nation bloc could be vaccinated against the coronavirus by Christmas, but she warned that member countries must urgently prepare their logistical chains for the rollout of hundreds of millions of doses of the vaccines. Claiming that “there’s finally…

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