CDC: Tampa Bay area and most of Florida under ‘high risk’ for COVID-19

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Experts say cases are plateauing about 10,000 per day but may be higher due to unreported at-home positive tests. TAMPA, Fla. — The majority of Florida is still at high risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and all of Tampa Bay is under that same […]

CDC: Listeria outbreak linked to Florida – CBS Miami

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MIAMI – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a specific food item has not yet been identified as the source of a listeria outbreak.  They said that most of the sick people in this outbreak live in or traveled to Florida about a month before they got sick.  The CDC said one person had […]

Another 6,529 COVID Cases Reported in LA County

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Another 6,529 COVID-19 infections were reported in Los Angeles County in the lastest data, along with nine more deaths. Meanwhile, the number of COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals increased by 32 people to 779, according to the latest state figures. Of those patients, 77 were being treated in intensive care, up from 68 […]

Omicron Hit Rural America Harder Than Cities

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The omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2021 and early 2022 spread like a grass fire in America’s densely populated cities but led to higher rates of death in rural counties where vaccinations are lagging. The latest study by the University of Cincinnati, published in the journal Frontiers in Medicine, revealed striking disparities in health care […]

Lives Cut Short: COVID-19’s Heavy Burden on Older Latinos

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The coronavirus pandemic has eaten away at the Latino edge in life expectancy in staggering fashion, and taken a disproportionate toll on older members of the community compared with whites. LOS ANGELES – In December 2020, about 10 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Javier Perez-Torres boarded a bus from Los Angeles to Tijuana, Mexico, to […]

LA County reports 1st presumptive case of monkeypox

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LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County on Thursday confirmed its first presumptive case of monkeypox infection. At this time the county is awaiting final confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to health officials, the patient is an adult resident who recently traveled and had a known close contact to a case. […]

Doctors, nurses risked their lives to battle COVID. Now they’re facing a mental health crisis

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COVID hospitalizations and deaths may be down from their surge peaks, but the nation’s hospitals and clinics still face a population in crisis: the healthcare workers themselves. Overworked medical professionals, who risked their health and their families’ well-being to help patients through the pandemic, are now dealing with a public that is increasingly distrustful in a politicized environment where hospital violence […]