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  Elderly couple who found love during COVID-19 get vaccinated before wedding

In the midst of a tough winter, the love between two 94-year-olds in New York blossomed, and they recently became engaged.

  J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

  Mo. girl finds parents dead in bed reportedly from COVID-19

  Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed

  US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

DeSantis: Home health care workers eligible for vaccine

US loosens Pfizer vaccine shipping regulations

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  Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

  Understanding post-COVID syndrome

  Biden marks 50M vaccine doses in first 5 weeks in office

State’s deaths rise by 138 day after 127; cases 6,640 vs. 7,128

  CDC launches website to help find nearby COVID-19 vaccine providers

Florida to lower age ‘sometime in March’ for more residents to receive COVID-19 vaccine

  Military begins delivering vaccines in Texas, New York

The U.S. military on Wednesday began delivering shots at coronavirus vaccination centers in Texas and New York and announced that service members will start staffing four centers in Florida and one in Philadelphia next week.

Country music star Trisha Yearwood tests positive for COVID-19

Country music superstar Trisha Yearwood has tested positive for COVID-19 following a positive test by a member of her and husband Garth Brooks’ team, according to a representative for the duo.

  FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID

The report Wednesday confirmed that overall the vaccine is about 66% effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19.

State’s deaths increase by 127 day after 148, cases surge by 7,128 vs. 5,610

Florida's coronavirus residents' deaths rose by 127, the lowest from non-weekend data since 98 on Jan. 5 and one day after 148, as cases spiked with an increase of 7,128 after 5,610. Total daily tests: 139,810. First-time positivity rates: Florida down to 5.99%, Palm Beach County up to 7.02%.

  States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington

  Combined flu, COVID-19 vaccine possible in future, UK virologist says

Nearly 50% of Florida seniors have received COVID-19 vaccine

DeSantis wants Legislature to limit ‘local government pandemic powers’

  States rush to catch up on delayed vaccines, expand access

  Fewer Americans concerned about getting COVID, but fear still high

  Drug executives: Big jump in vaccine supply is coming soon

By the end of March, Pfizer and Moderna expect to have provided the U.S. government with a total of 220 million vaccine doses, up from the roughly 75 million shipped so far.

State’s deaths rise by 148 day after 156; cases’ increase 5,610 vs. 4,151

Florida's coronavirus residents' deaths rose by 148 one day after 156, as cases increased by 5,610 after 4,151 Monday. Total daily tests: 192, 203. First-time positivity rates drop: Florida to 6.5%, Palm Beach County to 6.48%.

  Mexican president says Mexico doing better than US on virus

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that his country is doing better than the United States in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, even though Mexico’s per capita death rate is probably higher and the country has vaccinated less than one percent of its population.

  Pandemic means complexity at world-renowned Paley Institute

Patients from all 50 states and about 100 countries have traveled here to West Palm Beach.

  Palm Beach County elementary school doing ‘acts of kindness’ fundraiser amid pandemic

As schools have learned to adapt to a new way of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, they've also found new ways to raise money for students' education.

  ‘They went together’: Couple married 44 years die from COVID-19 just days apart

The couple's family is encouraging others to get vaccinated in hopes they can avoid pain and suffering at the hands of COVID-19.

  US tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

After a year that has darkened doorways across the U.S., the pandemic has surpassed a milestone that once seemed unimaginable.

  School testing can be delayed but not canceled, feds say

Federal law requires states to test students each year in subjects including math and reading as a way to gauge schools’ progress and to identify learning disparities among different groups of students.

Florida’s coronavirus residents’ deaths pass 30,000 with rise of 156; cases’ increase 4,151 vs. day before

Florida's coronavirus residents' deaths passed 30,000, including increase of 156, as cases roses by 4,151`, only the second time since mid-November they were under 5,000 and 5,065 Sunday. Total daily tests: 72,226. First-time positivity rates rise: Florida to 6.82%, Palm Beach County 6.7%.

  Congress preps for first votes on $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

The bill would provide hundreds of billions of dollars for state and local governments, shuttered schools, COVID-19 vaccines and testing and struggling airlines, restaurants and other businesses.

  Shops, haircuts return in April as UK lifts lockdown slowly

Hopes for a return to normality rest largely on Britain’s fast-moving inoculation program that has given more than 17.5 million people, a third of the country’s adult population, the first of two doses of vaccine.

  UK data: COVID-19 vaccines sharply cut hospitalizations

Preliminary results from a study in Scotland found that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine reduced hospital admissions by up to 85% four weeks after the first dose, while the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot cut admissions by up to 94%.

  Woman, 73, studying nursing to visit husband in care facility during COVID-19

The pandemic has only caused confusion for her husband of 26 years, who has Parkinson’s and dementia.

  US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

The U.S. stands at the brink of 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus.

State’s deaths rise by 93, lowest in 2 months; cases’ increase 5,065 second-lowest in 3 months

Florida's coronavirus deaths rose by 93, the fewest since 77 on Dec. 27 and compared with 121 the day before as cases increased by 5,065, the second lowest since Nov. 16 after 7,280 Saturday. Total daily tests: 93,451. First-time positivity rates rise: Florida 6.32%, Palm Beach County 5.85%.

Beyond 100M: Biden team aiming for bigger vaccine numbers

The United States is on the verge of a supply breakthrough as manufacturing ramps up and with the expectation of a third vaccine becoming available in the coming weeks.

  Mont. boy, 13, suffers COVID-19 symptoms, including heart problems, for months

The 13-year-old contracted COVID-19 in November. He hasn’t been to school since and continues to experience symptoms, many severe, from the illness.

  ‘They want their babysitters back’: Entire California school board resigns after hot mic comments

Trustees were awaiting the start of the meeting when they began discussing parents’ letters and social media posts about reopening schools.

State’s death increase subsides to 121 from 218 day before; cases 7,280 vs. 6,683

Florida's coronavirus deaths rose by 121, much less than 218 the day before, as cases increased by 7,280 after 6,683 Friday. Total daily tests: 147,888. First-time positivity rates drop: Florida to 5.74%, Palm Beach County to 5.67%.

Airlines plan to ask passengers for contact-tracing details

The U.S. airline industry is pledging to expand the practice of asking passengers on flights to the United States for information that public health officials could use for contact tracing during the pandemic.

Winter weather temporarily delays shipment of 6 million vaccine doses, White House says

The shipment of six million vaccine doses has been temporarily delayed.

  Walgreens to get 300,000 more vaccine doses each week

Starting next week, the pharmacy says it will receive more than 480,000 doses per week.

  Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine can be stored longer in regular freezer

Right now, the vaccine is approved to only be stored at normal refrigeration temperatures for up to five days and can only last up to six months in an ultra-cold freezer.

  St. Lucie County teacher’s union wants educators to be prioritized for vaccine

The debate over which groups of people and workers should be prioritized when it comes to the Covid-19 vaccine is heating up this week.

  Police: 2 women dressed as older ladies to try to get second COVID-19 vaccine in Fla.

Officials at the site called police after the women’s birth dates on their ID cards did not match what they used to register.

  Mask mandate challengers hope Fla. Supreme Court will hear case

The fight over Palm Beach County's mask mandate could now go to the state's highest court.

Seniors thought they were on COVID-19 vaccine waiting list, but aren’t

Three seniors in Palm Beach County thought they were on the county's waiting list for the COVID-19 vaccine after signing up and receiving a confirmation email, but they are not on the list, FOX 29 has learned.

Palm Beach County expecting ‘double shipment’ of COVID-19 vaccine next week

Palm Beach County is expecting to receive a "double shipment" of the COVID-19 vaccine next week to make up for delays due to punishing winter storms around the country.

State’s increased cases subside to 5,117 after 7,342, deaths up 163 vs.157

Florida's coronavirus cases rose by 5117, the second-smallest since three months ago and compared with 7,342 the day before as deaths increased by 163 after 157 Wednesday. Total daily tests: 93,578. First-time positivity rates drop: Florida to 6.4%, Palm Beach County to 6.22%

  Experts warn against COVID-19 variants as states reopen

As states lift mask rules and ease restrictions on restaurants and other businesses because of falling case numbers, public health officials say authorities are overlooking potentially more dangerous COVID-19 variants that are quietly spreading through the U.S.

  US jobless claims jump to 861,000 as layoffs stay high

Layoffs remain high with an economy still under pressure from the virus.

  US life expectancy drops a year in pandemic, most since WWII

Minorities suffered the biggest impact, with Black Americans losing nearly three years and Hispanics, nearly two years, according to preliminary estimates Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Calif. woman issued license with photo of her wearing face mask

Although the woman's license is technically valid, she will still be asked to return for a no fee duplicate photo without her mask.

  Thousands of service members saying no to COVID-19 vaccine

The significant number of forces declining the vaccine is worrisome because troops often live, work and fight closely together in environments where social distancing and wearing masks are difficult.

  Crippling weather hampers vaccine deliveries, distribution

The U.S. is vaccinating an average of 1.7 million Americans per day against COVID-19, up from under 1 million a month ago.

US govt seizes roughly 10M phony N95 masks in COVID-19 probe

Nearly a year into the pandemic, fraud remains a major problem as scammers seek to exploit hospitals and desperate Americans.

  EXPLAINER: How will we know we’ve reached herd immunity?

Nobody knows for sure what the herd immunity threshold is for the coronavirus, though many experts say it’s 70% or higher. And the emergence of variants is further complicating the picture.

  New York sues Amazon over worker safety during pandemic

New York is suing Amazon, claiming the company failed to provide workers with a safe environment at two warehouses in the state as COVID-19 infections surged nationwide.

  Native Americans embrace vaccine, virus containment measures

The trend owes itself both to a harsh reality — Native Americans and Alaskan Natives are four times more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — and tradition.

  Seattle woman, 90, walks 6 miles through snow for vaccine

A rare winter storm that dumped a foot of snow on Seattle couldn’t keep a 90-year-old woman from making her first COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

NY teacher dies from COVID-19 after ‘work from home’ request denied

The family can’t prove the teacher contracted COVID-19 during her work at the middle school, but they say she was extra diligent about practicing safety protocols wherever she went.

  Crippling storm hampers vaccinations as FEMA opens new sites

FEMA opened its first COVID-19 mass vaccination sites Tuesday, setting up in Los Angeles and Oakland as part of an effort by the Biden administration to get shots into arms more quickly.

  Muted Mardi Gras: Closed bars, barricaded Bourbon Street

If the crowd control measures work, the scene will be in stark contrast to Mardi Gras crowds last year that were later blamed for an early Louisiana outbreak of COVID-19.

State’s deaths rise by 220, total residents’ toll passes 29,000; cases increase 6,297 vs. 3,615 day before

Florida's coronavirus deaths rose by 220with the total residents' toll passing 29,000, which was seven days after surpassing 29,000 as cases increased by 6,297 after 3,615 Monday. Total daily tests: 120,992. Daily first-time positivity rates drop: Florida to 6.61%, Palm Beach County to 5.51%

  Hospitals still ration medical N95 masks as stockpiles swell

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, many millions of N95 masks are pouring out of American factories and heading into storage.

  Kroger to sell smartphone COVID antigen test

Kroger plans to sell a smartphone-enabled, at-home COVID-19 antigen test once it's approved by the FDA.

  Vaccine supply shortages complicate push to inoculate

There are several COVID-19 vaccines on the market and many more in the pipeline, but making enough vaccine doses for the entire world could take years due to manufacturing challenges.

  Vaccine delays leave grocery workers feeling expendable

Some states are still working through an initial phase that prioritizes health workers and nursing home residents. Many states have divided the second phase into tiers that put grocery workers lower than others, including people 65 and over, teachers and first responders.

  Wife visits husband with COVID-19 through hospital window for months

The couple’s children and grandchildren also visit at the window, which is now covered with love notes.

  Winter storm impacting shipment of COVID -19 vaccine

The state of Florida is not escaping the impact of winter weather blanketing so much of the U.S.

  WHO authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization’s green light for the AstraZeneca vaccine should trigger the delivery of hundreds of millions of doses to countries that have signed up for the U.N.-backed COVAX effort.

State’s cases increase by 3.5-month low to 3,615; deaths increase by 155 vs. 96 day before

Florida's coronavirus cases increased by 3,615, the lowest since 2,331 on Oct. 31, as deaths rose by 155, compared with 120 Sunday. Total daily tests 66,165, lowest since Dec. 28. First-time positivity rates: Florida down to 6.83, Palm Beach County up to 9.44%.

  What you need to know before getting your vaccine at a pharmacy

One million doses of the coronavirus vaccine were sent to about 6,500 pharmacies last week.

  Fauci wins $1 million Israeli prize for ‘defending science’

Dr. Anthony Fauci has won the $1 million Dan David Prize for “defending science” and advocating for vaccines now being administered worldwide to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

  Two long-married doctors spend Valentine’s Day giving people COVID-19 vaccinations

Two doctors married for 29 years decided to spend their Valentine’s Day in New Haven at a vaccine clinic. There is no place they’d rather be.

  New US COVID variants increase pressure to vaccinate people

In Alabama, the state has often been at the bottom of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s per capita list for getting shots into arms.

  COVID-19 shots might be tweaked if variants get worse

Viruses mutate constantly and it takes just the right combination of particular mutations to escape vaccination.

  New enrollment window opens for health insurance shoppers

Health insurance shoppers stuck in a bad plan or unable to find coverage have a new option for help.