The Scoop: Fri., September 15, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

COVID-19 on the rise Florida has the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the nation. This comes as hospitalization rates rise across the country.   Nonprofit’s...
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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...
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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.
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Unvaccinated staff cost Pasco County school district $11 million, according to a report

The Pasco school district’s health policy is about $11 million in debt because of COVID-related claims by unvaccinated employees.
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Ohio anti-abortion group speaks out at USF

WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS AHEAD, READER DISCRETION ADVISED In the field outside USF’s library on Tuesday, the orange signs read “ABORTION VICTIM PHOTOS AHEAD.” Handing out pamphlets and engaging students in conversation were activists calling for...
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Students, Deaf and Hard of Hearing community lead USF protest

Over 100 students and members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community rallied at the University of South Florida last week for support for the school’s Interpreter Training Program. Listen to the story here...

“Having A Heart Of Compassion” on Morning Energy

There is a saying that, “No Man Is An Island”.  This saying comes from a sermon by the seventeenth-century English author John Donne, and means no one is truly self-sufficient and that we all must...

1.24.22 The Healthy Steps Show. Dr. Fred Harvey discusses the role of the liver and detox

On Monday, Jan. 24th, The Healthy Steps Show discussion topic will be the role of the liver in detoxification Every day we are exposed to harmful chemicals. Our liver, kidneys, large intestine, lymphatic system and...

Here’s how Floridians can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects many of us; Some are caregivers or have a loved one with Alzheimer’s. According to the website of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Alzheimer’s is a “progressive brain disorder that impacts memory,...

Monthly food distribution will begin again in South Brooksville in February

To combat hunger and poverty, the monthly distribution of food will begin again in South Brooksville, Florida starting on February 2.

Removing lead from school drinking water focus of proposed legislation

New proposed legislation aims to remove lead from student drinking water by installing clean water bottle filling stations and filters.

“Facing Your Fears” on Morning Energy

Fear is one of the seven universal emotions, and is a natural and adaptive response when danger is presence. However, fear can be emotionally and physically debilitating, especially when the threat is uncertain, continuous, or...

12.20.21 Health & Nutrition. Dr. Fred Harvey discusses contaminants, environmental and food

12.20.21 Health & Nutrition. Dr. Fred Harvey opening topic is contaminants, environmental and food. Join in the wellness conversation.
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Get healthy in St. Pete with free classes at “AARP FitLot Fitness Park”

The City of St. Petersburg is providing free fitness classes through its Healthy St. Pete program at "AARP FitLot Fitness Park."

Free HIV testing at Enoch Davis Center in St. Pete this Saturday; elsewhere on Wednesday

Free HIV testing in Pinellas this Wednesday and Saturday; World AIDS Day.

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