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Fauci ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ That a COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Available by the End of 2020
June 23, 2020 By: Staff Report WASHINGTON – Dr. Fauci said on Tuesday that the US could have a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2020, and added that no one on the White House task force for the novel coronavirus had ever been asked…Read More Fauci ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ That a COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Available by the End of 2020
Let’s Drink to Pure Water
June 23, 2020 By Deborah Childress TAMPA – Remember Japan’s Fukushima nuclear crisis? It was 2011. An earthquake and consequential tsunami rattled and doused the nuclear plant, causing a drifting, radioactive cloud that threatened U.S. Pacific coastal and inland states with radiated drinking water supplies.…Read More Let’s Drink to Pure Water
Mask Mandate In Lakeland Not Passed
June 22, 2020 By: Staff Report LAKELAND – Lakeland city commissioners voted no on a mask requirement for the City of Lakeland on Monday. This mandate would have been similar to the ordinance in place in Tampa and St. Pete. Danielle Dummond, the executive vice…Read More Mask Mandate In Lakeland Not Passed
COVID-19 Cases Climb, But Is the Virus Weakening?
June 22, 2020 By: Staff Report GENOA – An Italian based infectious disease doctor, believes the COVID-19 virus has become less dangerous and could even dissipate on its own, without a vaccine. Dr. Matteo Bassetti is the head of the infectious diseases clinic based in Genoa, said ‘the virus…Read More COVID-19 Cases Climb, But Is the Virus Weakening?
FDA Issues Hand Sanitizer Recall
June 22, 2020 By Sarah McCormick TAMPA – The Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers to check their hand sanitizer supply to see if they have any products manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV, a company out of Mexico. Nine of their hand sanitizer…Read More FDA Issues Hand Sanitizer Recall
COVID-19 Update for Pasco and Hillsborough Counties
June 22, 2020 By Sarah McCormick TAMPA – The Florida Department of Health has updated its daily COVID-19 case count with the following information being released for Hillsborough and Pasco Counties. HILLSBOROUGH Total Cases: 5, 973 Deaths: 115 Hospitalizations: 574 Residents, 8 Non-Residents PASCO Total…Read More COVID-19 Update for Pasco and Hillsborough Counties
First Lady Casey DeSantis Highlights State Agencies’ Mental Health Response During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
June 21, 2020 By: Staff Report First Lady encourages all Floridians, including health care workers and first responders, to take advantage of free mental health support Tallahassee, Fla. — Under the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis, mental health awareness has been…Read More First Lady Casey DeSantis Highlights State Agencies’ Mental Health Response During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
17 Year Old Pasco County Teen Dies From COVID-19
June 20, 2020 By: Sarah McCormick PASCO COUNTY Fla. – The Florida Department of Health reported Saturday that a 17- year old Pasco County teen has passed away from COVID-19. The information released from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) on Saturday, states they are…Read More 17 Year Old Pasco County Teen Dies From COVID-19
Remembered- COVID-19 Deaths in Pasco County
May 27, 2020 By: Kimberly Moore, Special to The Free Press DADE CITY – Dwight Sawinski, 73, was rushed to the hospital on May 11th with a fever, flu symptoms, and an altered mental status. Doctors intubated the Marine Corps veteran and put him in…Read More Remembered- COVID-19 Deaths in Pasco County