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Naples man receives double-lung transplant after contracting COVID

A Naples man had to get a double-lung transplant after he contracted COVID-19. But he tells WINK News it was really music that helped...

Lee Health has 253 COVID-19 patients isolated in its hospitals

Lee Health says this has been the deadliest week for COVID-19 patients since the start of the year. According to a statement from the hospital,...

After huge pandemic losses, governments see rapid rebound

State and local governments lost at least $117 billion of expected revenue early in the pandemic, according to an Associated Press analysis, but many...

A key inflation gauge rose 5.8% in 2021, most in 39 years

A measure of prices that is closely tracked by the Federal Reserve rose 5.8% last year, the sharpest increase since 1982, as brisk consumer...

COVID hits one of the last uninfected places on the planet

When the coronavirus began spreading around the world, the remote Pacific archipelago of Kiribati closed its borders, ensuring the disease didn’t reach its shores...

Lee Health has 279 COVID-19 patients Thursday, urgently in need of blood donations

Lee Health says it has 279 COVID-19 patients isolated in its hospitals on Thursday. The hospital says it is still in desperate need of...

US economy grew 5.7% in 2021 in rebound from 2020 recession

The U.S. economy grew last year at the fastest pace since Ronald Reagan’s presidency, bouncing back with resilience from 2020′s brief but devastating coronavirus...
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Lee Health offering paid training for nursing school candidates

Lee Health wants to pay you to go to school and get certified to be a nursing assistant before hiring you to work for...
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Vaccine mandate deadline for health care workers arrives Thursday

The deadline is here for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone who works in a facility that takes Medicare and Medicaid...

Hospital patient without COVID shot denied heart transplant

A Boston hospital is defending itself after a man’s family claimed he was denied a new heart for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19,...

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