COVID-19

Biden tests positive for COVID-19 again in ‘rebound’ infection

BY: - July 30, 2022

WASHINGTON — The White House announced that President Joe Biden tested positive again for COVID-19 late Saturday morning in what his physician said represented “rebound” positivity. “The President has experienced no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well,” his physician, Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor, said in a letter to press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre released by […]

Biden tests negative for COVID, announces he’s back to in-person work

BY: - July 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden held a celebratory speech in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, marking his return to the Oval Office less than a week after testing positive for COVID-19. Biden used the event to encourage Americans to keep updated on their COVID-19 boosters, to test for the virus using the free rapid tests […]

Biden: ‘I’m feeling much better than I sound’ after COVID diagnosis

BY: - July 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has begun using an albuterol inhaler intermittently to treat symptoms related to COVID-19, but is feeling well, according to White House officials and the president on Friday. “I’m feeling much better than I sound,” Biden said during a virtual meeting on gas prices with his economic advisers Friday afternoon. When […]

FL’s K-12, college kids will return to school amid diseases and outbreaks; will they be prepared?

BY: and - July 22, 2022

With the 2022-23 school year looming in Florida, millions of students and staff at K-12 brick-and-mortar schools and college campuses could face a triangle of health outbreaks and potential infections, with diseases already circulating in the state, nation and the world. Even so, K-12 educators say school buildings will have fewer health protections for students […]

Biden tests positive for COVID-19

BY: and - July 21, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, the White House announced Thursday morning. Biden, 79, is fully vaccinated against the virus and has twice received booster doses, according to the statement. He is taking Paxlovid, an antiviral prescription medication that is meant to reduce the severity of […]

Dem Gov. Pritzker: FL’s DeSantis is Trump in a mask and GOP likes white extremism

BY: - July 17, 2022

Illinois’ Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivered a blistering speech in Tampa Saturday equating Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis with former president Donald Trump and condemning him for doing more to “protect” Floridians from LGBTQ children and immigrants than from white nationalism and gun violence. As keynote speaker at the Florida Democratic Party’s annual leadership conference, […]

New FL survey: Inflation, economy, jobs, gun violence and crime on voters’ minds in November

BY: - July 12, 2022

In a broad look at what Floridians may be thinking when they go to the polls in November, a new statewide public opinion survey shows inflation is the top issue, followed by economy and jobs and gun violence and crime. Abortion ranked 4th among 12 specific policy issues listed in a poll posted Tuesday by […]

DeSantis returns fire at California governor in campaign ad debate over ‘freedom’

BY: - July 8, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis lashed back at California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday over a campaign ad attacking Florida legislation targeting abortion rights, limiting mention of LGBTQ-related materials in schools, and restricting access to voting. “Freedom is under attack in your state,” Newsom says in the ad, which appeared over the Fourth of July weekend. “I […]

DeSantis offers insight into how he approaches politics in Boys State speech

BY: - June 21, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis let delegates to Florida’s Boys State convention in on what he sees as the secret of his success in office: He determined from the first to fully understand the extent and limits of his powers to enact his agenda, he said, and to take no notice of public opinion polls. During an […]

White House says Gov. DeSantis has reversed course, now ordering COVID vaccines for kids under 5

BY: , and - June 17, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday was still refusing to order COVID-19 vaccines from the federal government, for the country’s youngest children. But by Friday, the governor had “reversed course and is now ordering vaccines,” according to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. “We are encouraged that after repeated failures by Governor DeSantis to order COVID-19 […]

Will it be ‘every state for themselves’ as the federal COVID cash dries up?

BY: - June 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — State and local health departments remain in limbo over whether they’ll need to single-handedly fund their own COVID-19 vaccines and treatments as a stalemate in Congress drags into its fourth month. The Biden administration has raised alarm bells about the risk of inaction after sending Congress a request for $22.5 billion in early […]

COVID vaccine for kids under 5 could be available as soon as June 21

BY: - June 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is preparing to ship out to the states millions of COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 in the coming weeks, likely ending months of waiting for parents and caregivers. White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha said Thursday that if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorizes emergency use of […]