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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2020, file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a person was injected with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
FDA chief Dr. Peter Marks says his agency will evaluate the data “hopefully in a matter of weeks.”
Case counts are dropping after a peak in late August.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday that the federal government’s distribution plan for monoclonal antibodies is aimed at achieving “equity” among states receiving them.
Patient privacy a priority with the addition of a new four-story patient tower at the BayCare hospital in Safety Harbor.

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  1. Abbott Laboratories BinaxNOW, an at-home-rapid-covid test, two-pack cost $23.99.
  2. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor has been aggressive in her response to the coronavirus pandemic, earning praise from the medical community and public health officials, but angering some city employees and vaccine opponents who say she has gone too far.
  3. A member of the Philadelphia Fire Department prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in March at a vaccination site setup in Philadelphia.
  4. A  7-year-old boy reads the Black St. Pete Pledge during an August event at Lake Vista Recreation Center in St. Petersburg. The anti-gun violence pledge was created by Maress Scott, the father of Marquis Scott, who was shot and killed in the fall of 2019. The father has been asking community members to sign the pledge, which states: "I pledge not to murder another black person for the rest of this year. Instead of using a gun (or any other weapon), I will use my mind, my heart, and my mouth to solve any issues."
  5. Tampa General President and CEO John Couris speaks while Gov. Ron DeSantis listens during an August news conference at Tampa General Hospital and USF Health Morsani College of Medicine's Global Emerging Diseases Institute.
  6. Meta Konte, a 17-year-old North Providence High School student, watches closely as pharmacy technician Victoria Connolly administers Konte's first COVID-19 vaccine shot at the CVS on Manton Avenue in Providence on May 13. CVS Health Corp. announced Monday it’s hiring 25,000 clinical and retail workers to respond to demand for COVID-19 vaccinations and testing and an expected spike in the flu this fall and winter.
  7. COVID-related U.S. deaths as of Sunday night are at 673,763, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
  8. FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2020, file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a person was injected with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
  9. President Joe Biden leaves St. Edmund Roman Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del., after attending a Mass on Saturday.
  10. Diners relax under the lights at Wine Garden, a restaurant and bar in Fort Lauderdale's North Beach Village.
  11. A dentist smooths out the edges of new 3D printed dentures in 2019 in Huntsville, Texas. Dental work for Medicare recipients, an end to sky’s-the-limit pricing on prescription drugs and coverage for low-income people locked out of Medicaid because of political battles are just some of the changes to health care that Democrats want to achieve with President Joe Biden’s massive “Build Back Better” plan.
  12. A health worker administers a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. on Sept. 14.
  13. A health worker administers a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic Tuesday at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. A key government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected Biden's plan to give COVID-19 booster shots across the board and instead recommended the extra vaccine dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease.
  14. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  15. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.
  16. Rufus Peoples receives his booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine during an Oakland County Health Department vaccination clinic at the Southfield Pavilion on Aug. 24 in Southfield, Michigan.
  17. Wenderson Cerisene, 7, right, and his sister Dorah, 9, wait to get tested for COVID-19 on Aug. 31, 2021 in North Miami as Florida schools saw a rise in cases forcing of students and teachers to quarantine. Florida has now surpassed 51,000 COVID-related deaths.
  18. Work is close to completion at the new four-story Bilheimer Tower at the Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor. The $156-million expansion and renovation project creates a more connected hospital campus adding roughly 100 private patient beds, a four-story parking garage and an an elevated pedestrian walkway.
  19. Mayor Rick Kriseman.
  20. In this March 2, 2021 photo, pharmacy technician Hollie Maloney loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine. The Biden administration’s embattled plan to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to most Americans faced its first key hurdle Friday as a government advisory panel met to decide whether to recommend extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
  21. The Department of Defense can only compel troops to get the Pfizer vaccine because it's the only one so far to meet with approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
  22. Concert-goers had to adhere to new vaccination rules for a Maroon 5 concert in Ohio in August. When the band performs in Tampa Sept. 24, fans must bring a printed copy of a negative test result or proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.
  23. Pinellas County Administrator Barry Burton speaks to Pinellas County commissioners.
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