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  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    DEMAND FOR BOOSTER SHOTS ROCKETS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, BREAKS STATEWIDE RECORD AFTER OMICRON ENTERS THE U.S

    Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties are flooded with COVID-19 booster appointments after California reported an omicron case on...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    NEW CAMPAIGN HELPS CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIORS AND THEIR CARETAKERS GET VACCINATED

    Central Florida's Senior Resource Alliance launched free services to help seniors and caretakers get COVID-19 vaccines and booster...

    Vaccination, Senior
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    THE LATEST ON OMICRON: WHAT FLORIDA NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW VARIANT

    The omicron variant of coronavirus that has surfaced in other states is almost certain to find its way to Florida. More information...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    COVID-19 INCLUDING 1 OMICRON CASE FOUND ON BOARD NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE SHIP

    Several cases of COVID-19 have been reported on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, with at least one probable case found to be the omicron...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    NEW YORK CITY TO IMPOSE VACCINE MANDATE ON PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYERS

    All private employers in New York City will have to require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the mayor announced Monday,...

    Vaccination
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    MORE OMICRON CASES DETECTED IN US AS HOSPITALS STRAIN UNDER DELTA SURGE

    The arrival of omicron comes as hospitals continue to strain under a surge in coronavirus cases, most traced to the delta variant,...

    Hospital
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    FAUCI: EARLY REPORTS ON OMICRON COVID-19 VARIANT SUGGEST IT IS LESS DANGEROUS THAN DELTA

    President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told CNN's “State of the Union” that scientists need more information...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    CRUISE SHIP WITH PASSENGERS, CREW MEMBERS INFECTED WITH COVID-19 DOCKS IN NEW ORLEANS

    A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with passengers and crew members infected with COVID-19 docked Sunday in New Orleans.

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    COVID-19 BECAME FLORIDA'S NO. 3 KILLER LAST YEAR; IT COULD CLIMB HIGHER IN 2021

    COVID-19 officially became Florida's third-leading cause of death in 2020, second to cancer and heart disease.

    Cancer
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    WHITE HOUSE RAISES CONCERN OVER RISE IN ORANGE COUNTY COVID CASES AS FLORIDA'S NEW CASE, POSITIVITY SEES SLIGHT UPTICK

    The Florida Department of Health reported its weekly COVID-19 report. Cases and deaths slightly increased.

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    OMICRON CORONAVIRUS VARIANT FOUND IN MULTIPLE U.S. STATES

    The omicron variant of COVID-19, which had been undetected in the U.S. before the middle of this week, had been discovered in at least...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    ADVENTHEALTH WILL NOT REQUIRE STAFF VACCINATIONS AGAINST COVID-19 AFTER JUDGE HAULTS FEDERAL MANDATE

    With the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers blocked, Florida hospitals can avoid breaking state...

    Hospital, Vaccination
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    OMICRON AND DELTA COVID-19 VARIANTS SPELL RETURN OF UNPOPULAR RESTRICTIONS

    New restrictions, or variations on the old ones, are cropping up around the world, especially in Europe, where leaders are at pains...

    Vaccination
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    OMICRON CONFIRMED IN MINNESOTA MAN WHO TRAVELED TO NYC

    Minnesota health officials on Thursday reported the state's first confirmed case of the omicron COVID-19 variant, in a man who had...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    BIDEN LAUNCHING WINTER COVID-19 BOOSTER CAMPAIGN AND PLAN FOR INSURERS TO COVER COST OF AT-HOME TESTS

    President Joe Biden is set to kick off a more urgent campaign for Americans to get COVID-19 booster shots as he unveils his winter...

    Plan
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    ‘CANCER SYMPTOMS DON'T STOP WHEN YOU CROSS STATE LINES.' FLORIDA DENIES SHORT-TERM VISITORS MEDICAL MARIJUANA

    Florida doesn't allow short-term visitors to use medical marijuana, but a push is on to change that.

    Cancer
  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    IS FLORIDA REALLY THE SAFEST STATE IN THE U.S. FOR COVID? DON'T TRUST THIS CDC MAP THAT WENT VIRAL ONLINE

    A U.S. map circulating widely online shows Florida with COVID-19 transmission rates lower than any other state - a rosy view that many...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    TAKE YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY WITH YOU DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

    For over a decade Alayna Curry has been devoted to her journey as a Zumba instructor in Central Florida. For the past year, she's expanded...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    FIRST US CASE OF COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT IDENTIFIED IN CALIFORNIA

    A person in California became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the COVID-19 omicron variant, the White House announced...

  • By Orlando Sentinel   -   Dec 7, 2021

    NEMOURS EXPANDS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AS OVER 64% DEPRESSED FLORIDA CHILDREN GO UNTREATED & SUICIDES INCREASE

    A $150,000 grant from TD Bank will embed licensed mental health counselors in Nemours' Central Florida primary care pediatrician offices.

    Depression