Six people from a Florida church died from COVID-19 within 10 days. So the church opened a vaccine clinic during Sunday service.

Six people from a Florida church died from COVID-19 within 10 days. So the church opened a vaccine clinic during Sunday service.

A Jacksonville, Florida, church turned into a COVID-19 vaccination site after six members of the congregation died from the virus within 10 days. Impact Church senior pastor George Davis said at least 15 other members of the church reported having COVID-19 and some were hospitalized.  “When the Delta variant hit Florida, in Jacksonville over the…

Florida’s health department says CDC’s COVID count for state is wrong, ‘anticipates’ correction

Florida’s health department says CDC’s COVID count for state is wrong, ‘anticipates’ correction

The Florida Department of Health took to Twitter on Monday to ask the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to update its COVID-19 case tracker for the state because it incorrectly combined “MULTIPLE days into one,” which made the Sunday daily case count explode to the state’s worst ever.  The department said it follows the…

Covid vaccines required for travel, unvaccinated people don’t like it

Covid vaccines required for travel, unvaccinated people don’t like it

Unvaccinated people are eager to travel again. But more and more, the rules make that harder. Travelers are increasingly required to show proof of vaccination before they can cruise, book group tours, avoid quarantines, or vacation to tropical islands. Beyond that, vaccines are needed for everyday activities including attending some universities, returning to the workplace…

Arkansas governor says only 8 ICU beds left as state hits record COVID hospitalizations

Arkansas governor says only 8 ICU beds left as state hits record COVID hospitalizations

Republican Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson tweeted on Monday that “there are currently only eight ICU beds available in the state” as the region and the rest of the U.S. grapples with a surge of COVID infections fueled in part by the highly contagious Delta variant. The Arkansas Department of Health reported on Monday that a…

‘World’s smallest infant’ discharged from hospital 13 months after birth

‘World’s smallest infant’ discharged from hospital 13 months after birth

A Singapore baby once called “the world’s smallest” infant at birth has finally gone home after 13 months in the hospital.   Kwek Yu Xuan was just 7.47 ounces at birth and just under 9.5 inches long when she was born on June 9, 2020. Doctors believed she had a “limited chance of survival” when…

Volunteers bring “tears of joy” to paralyzed resident by making Miami Beach accessible to all

Volunteers bring “tears of joy” to paralyzed resident by making Miami Beach accessible to all

Miami Beach, Florida — For Sergio Echeverria, it wasn’t just a day at the beach. Nicknamed Aquaman, Echeverria has always considered the ocean to be his second home — but a tractor accident this winter left him paralyzed from the waist down, jeopardizing his ability to do what he loved.  “I had my doubts,” he…

Austin activates emergency alert due to severe COVID-19 ‘crisis’

Austin activates emergency alert due to severe COVID-19 ‘crisis’

Health officials in Austin issued an emergency alert over the weekend that the COVID-19 situation in the city was “severely worsening” and has reached a “critical” point.  The “Warn Central Texas” alert system was designed for use during a disaster, which health officials say the city is experiencing.  DEFENSE SECRETARY TO MANDATE COVID VACCINE FOR…

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says the Covid delta surge may be the ‘final wave’ in U.S.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says the Covid delta surge may be the ‘final wave’ in U.S.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday the current surge in Covid infections caused by the more contagious delta variant may be the “final wave” of the virus in the United States. “I don’t think Covid is going to be epidemic all through the fall and the winter. I think that this is the final wave, the final act, assuming we…

Kids make up 15% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and some doctors say they’re getting sicker

Kids make up 15% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and some doctors say they’re getting sicker

More and more children are testing positive for COVID-19, and some doctors are not only reporting an uptick in cases but more severe illness for kids who contract the virus.  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 93,824 child COVID-19 cases were reported between July 29 and August 5, with children representing 15% of the…

Get a Covid-19 Vaccine or Face Prison, Judges Order in Probation Cases

Get a Covid-19 Vaccine or Face Prison, Judges Order in Probation Cases

In Ohio, as in the rest of the country, private businesses can impose their own requirements on employees and patrons. Federal government employees are required to be vaccinated or face regular testing, but state and local government institutions set their own rules. In Ohio, more than 800 school districts and other local entities function independently,…