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Obesity is linked to more severe illness from COVID-19; FL faces weight problems

Health officials say obesity is among many health conditions that can cause severe illness from COVID-19 including death or hospitalization, with Florida facing a...

Group urges tighter reporting on racial disparities in COVID vaccine distribution

Public health officials aren’t collecting enough data about how COVID vaccines are reaching minority communities, according to a lawyer’s group that is leaning on...

With thousands facing eviction in FL during COVID, federal moratorium is extended, but legal...

Health authorities extended a federal moratorium on evictions Monday, protecting distressed renters in Florida and elsewhere in the nation from eviction for another three...

COVID-19 variant cases exceed 10,000 as states expand vaccine eligibility; vaccine ‘passports’ launch in...

COVID-19 variant cases grew to nearly 11,000 nationwide on Sunday, and that doesn't include two California strains that have been identified but not listed...

Gov. DeSantis pushes against CDC’s cruise ship restrictions, but some cruises already planned for...

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday denounced a federal ban on cruise ship operations from Florida ports amid the COVID-19 pandemic, although some cruise lines...

Barriers to lawsuits over alleged COVID exposure for workers, patients headed for governor’s desk

Legislation that would make it harder to sue businesses, charities, schools, health care providers, and churches for exposing everyday workers, customers, and patients to...

Young Floridians will soon have access to COVID vaccines come April, but will they...

Alex Morrison, 26, lives in Pensacola at the far end of the Florida Panhandle. He's one of millions of young Floridians who have been...

Democrats appear resigned to passage of bill limiting COVID-exposure lawsuits

Florida House Republicans on Thursday set up a final vote for Friday on legislation that would make it harder to sue businesses, charities, schools,...

Gov. DeSantis is saying no to Medicaid expansion, even though the massive relief package...

Tucked into the Biden administration's massive federal relief package is a major provision to expand benefits for low-income people in Florida and other states...

Gov. DeSantis promises COVID vaccines for all adults within two weeks

Following push-back from the mayors of two of Florida’s largest counties against his COVID vaccine policies, Gov. Ron DeSantis agreed Thursday to allow people...

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