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FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: the antiviral remdesivir

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given through an IV for patients...

Southwest Airlines says it will sell every seat

Southwest Airlines is about to sell every seat onboard its flights. The news that the airline will no longer limit the number of seats sold...

Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: State sees highest single-day increase since Sept. 1

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, there have been 768,091 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 758,306 Florida...
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DeSantis announces visitation changes at long-term care facilities during roundtable in Fort Myers

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a roundtable Thursday in Fort Myers regarding long-term care facilities. He announced the state will ease restrictions even more on visitations...

St. Matthew’s House distributes food for the hungry in Southwest Florida

St. Matthew's House fed more than 2,500 families in Southwest Florida last week alone. If you're in need of food you can visit one...
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SWFL cases, hospitalizations due to COVID begin slight trend upward

Gov. Ron DeSantis has suggested he may change the frequency in which COVID-19 cases are reported in the state, but Wednesday afternoon, his communications...

Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,145 new cases, 105 new deaths reported

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 762,534 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 752,845 Florida...
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SWFL clinical trial underway to relieve COVID symptoms

A new trial to relieve symptoms of COVID-19 is taking place in Southwest Florida. Vanguard Clinical Research is conducting the therapeutic trial of an oral...

Extent of UF’s COVID-19 outbreak clear in latest testing update

The significant COVID-19 outbreak that caused the postponement of two Florida football games last week can now be put into a little more perspective...

Older workers face higher unemployment than midcareer peers

For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers are facing higher unemployment than midcareer workers, according to a study released Tuesday from...

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