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FL’s COVID death toll jumps to more than 6,000; infections nearing 450,000

Deaths from COVID-19 for the first time have reached the 6,000 mark, following an increase of 186 new deaths of Florida residents, according to...

FL educator: “I don’t want to die going back to the classroom”

In a typical school year, Orlando high school teacher Keegan Schlake says he sees about "150 students cycle through my classroom door every day...

Questions about sunscreen safety remain unanswered as FL summer traditions resume

Questions raised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the safety of certain popular sunscreens remain unanswered as Florida reopens its beaches, amusement...

FL hospital hires more nurses amid complaints about staff shortages

As registered nurses at Fawcett Memorial Hospital protested Thursday against severe staffing shortages during the pandemic, a hospital spokesperson said more nurses will be...

FL surpasses 400,000 COVID-19 infections; death toll rises to 5,653

Florida reached the 400,000 mark for COVID-19 infections on Friday, with 402,312 cases, according to the Florida Department of Health.The swift rise in cases...

Trump spikes Jacksonville convention for GOP; because of COVID, ‘it’s not the right time,’...

The Republican National Convention won’t come to Jacksonville after all. President Trump has pulled the plug, citing the COVID-19 “flare-up in Florida.”During a COVID...

Honoring fallen nurses in the fight against COVID-19: Three FL nurses, and dozens more...

The death toll from the coronavirus among registered nurses in the United States continues to climb, with more than 160 deaths, according to the...

Gov. DeSantis tries to rally Floridians behind his plans to reopen brick-and-mortar schools

Gov. Ron DeSantis appealed directly to Floridians Wednesday not to give in to fear and apprehension as his administration prepares to reopen public schools...

Vaccine makers deny political pressure in race for safe, effective shot

Leaders of the companies working on some of the top candidates for COVID-19 vaccines predict they should have shots available by early 2021, but...

Gov. DeSantis: COVID-inspired ban on elective surgeries hurt FL’s hospitals

Gov. Ron DeSantis conceded Tuesday that, in retrospect, it might have been a mistake for him to ban elective procedures early in his response...

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