Florida reports 89,119 COVID cases as Pfizer submits updated booster for FDA approval
Pfizer asked U.S. regulators to approve its combination COVID-19 vaccine that adds protection against the newest omicron strains after the Food and Drug Administration ordered the minds behind the vaccine to tweak their shots.
Florida reports 120,018 new COVID cases as CDC drops quarantine, social distancing from guidelines
The agency dropped quarantine and social distancing recommendations from its COVID-19 guidelines, what officials said was spurred by estimates that 95% of Americans 16 and up — whether from vaccinations or infections — now have some level of immunity to the virus.
How teachers are addressing the pandemic learning gap
How teachers are addressing the pandemic learning gap The COVID-19 pandemic has affected children and teenagers in and out of the classroom. (WFTV)ORLANDO, Fla. — The COVID-19 pandemic has affected children and teenagers in and out of the classroom. 9 investigates examines what teachers are now doing to address the learning gap at 5 p.m. Thursday on Channel 9 Eyewitness News. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live. Read: Coronavirus: Sesame Street’s Elmo discusses his 1st COVID-19 vaccine shot in new PSACOVID-19: CDC recommends Moderna vaccine for children and adolescents The CDC’s director, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, ratified the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendation on Moderna’s vaccine.wftv.com
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.
‘Cause for optimism:’ Altamonte Springs sees COVID levels remain low in wastewater testing
The latest round of testing from the Altamonte Springs Sewer Service Area shows a continued decrease in the amount of COVID-19 present in the waste water there; however, it also showed an increase in the percentage of "'stealth omicron" present.
Florida averages 28,102 daily COVID cases as state-run monoclonal sites shut down
Florida recently shuttered its state-run monoclonal sites following the Food and Drug Administration’s decision on Monday to revise the emergency use authorization for two monoclonal antibody treatments used in patients with COVID-19.
Gov. DeSantis blasts decision to revise authorization for COVID antibody treatments
Gov. Ron DeSantis went on the attack Tuesday morning following the Food and Drug Administrations' decision to revoke the emergency use authorization for certain monoclonal antibody treatments used in patients with COVID-19.
COVID-19 health emergency could be over this year, WHO says
The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization says the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, including deaths, hospitalizations and lockdowns, could be over this year if huge inequities in vaccinations and medicines are addressed quickly.
Citizens, activists removed from Gov. DeSantis’ news conference in Jacksonville
A group of activists and citizens who are unhappy with Gov. Ron DeSantis' handling of the COVID-19 pandemic were removed from the Florida Department of Health building in Duval County ahead of a news conference being held by the governor.
The 25 hottest new restaurants in Orlando right now
Even a global pandemic couldn't completely stop the constant churn of new places to eat in the City Beautiful. With comings and goings nearly every day, it can be hard to keep track of Orlando's booming culinary scene. To make it a little easier on curious Epicureans of Central Florida, we've rounded up all the notable restaurant openings this summer into one place.photos.orlandoweekly.com