At the forefront of the concerns is a shortage of nurses, which the executives told lawmakers has created an emergency for hospital administrators.
WUSF is reporting on how distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine exposes inequities in Florida’s health care system.
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Despite the decline in new cases, Florida marked a somber milestone in the past week, surpassing 50,000 coronavirus deaths.
Federal statistics show 9,187 Floridians are hospitalized with COVID-19 — the first increase after 30 days of steady declines.
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Mayor Rick Kriseman said that a vaccine mandate would have to have some strength to it — but reducing city services is not something he wants to do.
Pfizer studied a lower dose of its vaccine in more than 2,200 kindergartners and elementary school-aged kids. They developed coronavirus-fighting antibody levels as strong as teens and young adults.
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried asked for planned changes to the national distribution of antibody drugs to be delayed until the COVID-19 caseload is “further reduced” in Florida.
At least 270 people have died from overdoses so far this year in Jacksonville; 271 people had died from an overdose at the same point last year .
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Federal statistics show 9,393 Floridians are hospitalized with COVID-19 — a level not seen since July 29.
Each day in Florida about 100 kids are involuntarily committed for psychiatric exams under the Baker Act. That adds up to about 36,000 kids a year, and experts say something has to be done. We explore what happens when kids get committed.
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