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COVID-19 death toll continues to climb in Florida to nearly 91,000

The number of Florida residents who have died of COVID-19 since early 2020 is nearing 91,000, even as governor slams boosters.
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Florida has highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the nation, CDC says

Listen: Florida currently has the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the nation. This comes as hospitalization rates rise across the country. As of Monday, 43 of Florida’s 67 counties reported moderate levels of weekly new...
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Florida’s divide on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters: Backroom Briefing

Don’t expect federal approval of updated COVID-19 vaccines to reshape political views about “jabs,” as Gov. Ron DeSantis likes to call them.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo take aim at the new COVID-19 booster, which health experts say will save lives

Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration recommended that people under age 65 not receive newly approved COVID-19 booster shots.
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Court rejects UCF COVID-19 shutdown lawsuits

An appeals court rejected lawsuits alleging the University of Central Florida should refund money to students because of a COVID-19 campus shutdown.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., August 21, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Local mayors join voices The mayors of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace joined Friday for a panel in Tampa looking for less intrusion on certain local issues from state lawmakers.   Hurricane season 2...
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Florida COVID-19 deaths approach 90,000

Florida's Department of Health reported 89,905 deaths as of Thursday, up from 89,565 reported as of Aug. 3.
university of south florida

Class action approved for students trying to get fees back from USF after COVID-19 shutdown

A judge has certified a class action in a lawsuit on whether the University of South Florida should return student fees after the COVID-19 campus shutdown.

The State of Education and Politics

THE FIRST FULL WEEK OF K-12 SCHOOLS IS UNDERWAY. TODAY WE FOCUS ON THE STATE OF EDUCATION INCLUDING COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. FROM FREEDOM SCHOOLS TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IT IS ALL ON TOPIC TODAY. ALSO, A...

The Florida State Guard militarized

Veterans quit as training, mission for DeSantis’ State Guard turn militaristic When the first recruiting class of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new Florida State Guard showed up for training last month, they had varied experiences and...

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, May 26, 2023

LISTEN HERE: National Hurricane Center monitoring potential tropical developments The National Hurricane Center forecasters are monitoring low pressure off the Southeast Coast for potential tropical developments. “Regardless if development, conditions over the peninsula will be...
Joseph Ladapo

Florida surgeon general, known for spreading vaccine misinformation, praises state’s COVID-19 response

Florida’s Public Health Integrity Committee met today to discuss responses during the COVID-19 pandemic on the federal and state levels.

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