UF claims no standing to review faculty’s critique of Ladapo’s ‘cherry picking’ vaccine guidance
A group of University of Florida medical-school faculty members challenged controversial guidance by state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo on COVID-19 vaccinations, but a university official said Wednesday the guidance is outside the scope of Ladapo’s work with the school.
Florida health department says ‘no orders’ in system for pediatric COVID-19 vaccine
Following the announcement of a COVID-19 vaccine aimed at children five years of age or younger last month, the Florida Department of Health has stated that it has not preordered any of the pediatric vaccine for Florida doctors and hospitals.
Dr. Raul Pino returns to work in Orange County following investigation by inspector general, FDOH says
Dr. Raul Pino returns to work Friday as the head of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County following an investigation by Florida's inspector general into an email the doctor sent to staff about the rate of vaccinations within his department, according to FDOH.
Dr. Raul Pino ‘final fate’ still unknown during continuing investigation, Orange County mayor says
It’s been a month and a half since the Florida Department of Health relieved its top official in Orange County, pending an investigation the agency says it handed over to the Office of the Inspector General.
Florida averages 2,021 daily COVID cases as US outlines plan to return to normal
A new plan spells out initiatives and investments to continue to drive down serious illness and deaths from the virus, while preparing for potential new variants and providing employers and schools the resources to remain open.
Florida doctor says antibody treatments ineffective against omicron
AdventHealth in Orlando continues to offer a preventative monoclonal antibody treatment for people who’ve been exposed and have not tested positive. The treatment is aimed to help high-risk individuals reduce their chance of contracting the virus.
Brevard County now community of ‘substantial transmission’ for COVID-19, CDC says
After a second week of increasing COVID-19 cases, the Space Coast once again became a community of 'substantial transmission', according to data released by the Florida Department of Health on Friday and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicators.
Florida averages 1,547 daily COVID cases as DeSantis signs anti-vaccine mandate laws
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed off on four bills Thursday to prohibit mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for Florida students and workers, calling HB 1B the “strongest piece of legislation” enacted against such mandates anywhere in the U.S.
Florida averages 1,581 daily COVID cases as US announces vaccine mandate for companies
The U.S. on Thursday announced a sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandate that will require workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4 or get tested for the virus if they work at a company with more than 100 employees.
Florida school districts challenge revised state rule on masks, quarantines
Six school districts have challenged a revised Florida Department of Health rule that seeks to block student mask requirements and allow parents to decide whether children go to school after being exposed to people with COVID-19.