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Gov. Ron DeSantis
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.
The panel of outside experts also voted against authorizing a Pfizer booster for most Americans.
Scientists are divided over whether booster shots are needed and who should get them.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Florida's weekly coronavirus numbers.
  5. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Mayor Rick Kriseman.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Pinellas County Administrator Barry Burton speaks to Pinellas County commissioners.
  14. The HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington, Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that 2.8 million consumers took advantage of a special six-month period to sign up for private health insurance coverage made more affordable by his COVID-19 relief law.
  15. This Aug. 20, 2018 photo shows Nicki Minaj at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
  16. Tampa police Officer Matthew S. Coleman, 37, has died following complications from the coronavirus, according to the Tampa Police Department.
  17. In this Jan. 13, 2020 photo, a woman holds a sign during a protest at the state house in Trenton, N.J. Religious objections, once used only sparingly around the country to get exempted from various required vaccines, are becoming a much more widely used loophole against the COVID-19 shot.
  18. A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa., on Sept. 14.
  19. President Joe Biden speaks at a meeting with business leaders and CEOs on the COVID-19 response in the library of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington on Wednesday.
  20. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis shakes hands with other politicians after arriving for a news conference Monday, Sept. 13 in Tampa.
  21. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with business leaders and CEOs on the COVID-19 response in the library of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington on Wednesday.
  22. Black women in the U.S. are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women, data shows.
  23. Florida had the most nursing home deaths in a monthlong period ending on Aug. 22.
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