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50,000 in Miami-Dade could get first round of Pfizer vaccine

By Jesse Scheckner Fifty thousand Miami-Dade residents could receive the first round of Pfizer’s new Covid-19 vaccine, Jackson Health System CEO Carlos Migoya said Tuesday. Guidance from the state will dictate who will get them, he said,…

Fewer than 1% download Covid contact tracing app

Fewer than 1% download Covid contact tracing app

It’s been more than a month since Miami-Dade unveiled its mobile contact-tracing app. So far, despite promotional efforts by the county and the app’s potential to help stem the spread…

78% in area feel mental health impacts from coronavirus

78% in area feel mental health impacts from coronavirus

More than three-quarters of South Florida residents feel that Covid-19 and related concerns such as rising unemployment and social isolation have impacted their mental health, with nearly half resorting to…

Federally funded Covid-19 vaccine tested at University of Miami

Federally funded Covid-19 vaccine tested at University of Miami

Moderna, the biotechnology company behind mRNA-1273, the Covid vaccine currently being tested at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, is one of multiple companies to receive funding from…

Shorthanded mental health system battles Covid-19 pressures

Shorthanded mental health system battles Covid-19 pressures

The arrival of Covid-19 has put even more pressure on South Florida’s already ailing mental health care community. As one of Florida’s coronavirus hot-spots, Miami-Dade is seeing an increase in…

Miami-Dade to sue makers of cancer-linked chemicals PFAS

Miami-Dade to sue makers of cancer-linked chemicals PFAS

Miami-Dade is suing the makers of cancer-linked chemicals found in the county water supply and has hired a legal team, including the lawyer whose work for those exposed to the…

Miami-Dade has spent only sliver of its coronavirus funds

Miami-Dade has spent only sliver of its coronavirus funds

Miami-Dade spent nearly $153 million through June 30 on coronavirus-related programs, according to Deputy Mayor Ed Marquez, who says the county has well over six times that amount to spend…

Health technology innovator tackles Covid-19

Health technology innovator tackles Covid-19

When MIT and Miami-Dade launched the Global Co-Creation Lab (GCL) late last year, neither expected that one of the health technology concentrator’s concerns in its first year would be a…

Hazard pay proposed for Jackson Health System workers

Hazard pay proposed for Jackson Health System workers

Jackson Health System employees working near confirmed or suspected Covid-19 cases may get a pay boost for risking their wellbeing if a county resolution passes. Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s item would…

With Covid-19, medical specialists’ practices changed

With Covid-19, medical specialists’ practices changed

At the UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, the hands-on experiences the therapists typically have with children, described as knee-to-knee because of how physically close the practitioners are to…

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