Thursday, January 21, 2021

Churches join push for vaccinations

Black clergy and community leaders are doing their part to get African Americans vaccinated. BY DAPHNE TAYLOR FLORIDA COURIER Dianne Rowles, 67, of Tampa, said she made...

Black leaders unite to help get minorities vaccinated

BY CHRISTINE SEXTON NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A coalition of Black community leaders said Jan. 6 they will work to ensure that upward of...

Seniors camp out overnight in Daytona to get coronavirus vaccinations

FLORIDA COURIER STAFF By 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Daytona Stadium had reached its 1,000-person capacity for people 65 and over to get the Moderna vaccination....

Health care workers urged to get vaccinated

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Two of Florida’s largest medical associations sent an open letter to front-line health care workers Tuesday lauding them for their service...

Fauci touts Black doctor’s work on vaccine

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett was the scientific lead for NIH research team. BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWSWIRE Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease doctor and director...

NIH to study allergic reactions linked to COVID-19 shots

BY JOHN TOZZI BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS The National Institutes of Health plans to begin a clinical trial that aims to help doctors “predict and manage” allergic reactions...

Handling the stress of 2020

Two Florida psychiatrists offer insight on managing your emotional health. Editor’s note: Dr. Carlin Barnes, MD, and Dr. Marketa Wills, MD, MBA - two Harvard University-trained...

COVID-19 VACCINE CLEARED FOR 65 AND UP

Florida’s seniors will be first in line to be vaccinated when doses become available this week. BY CHRISTINE SEXTON NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – The first...

State allocates millions for mental health services

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Dec. 11 that the state will use $23 million in federal pandemic funds to support mental-health...

BLACK FLORIDA AND COVID-19

Health experts are urging African Americans to get inoculated despite the history of mistrust and swirling conspiracy theories. BY DAPHNE TAYLOR FLORIDA COURIER Sandra Lindsay, a Black...