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President Joe Biden speaks Friday about abortion access during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.
The president is under pressure to act after Roe v. Wade was overturned two weeks ago.
The president said the Supreme Court majority that overturned Roe v. Wade are “playing fast and loose with the facts.”
Here’s what we know after the end of Roe v. Wade.
Contract tracing is underway to find and vaccinate those who came into contact with the infected.

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  1. Michele Hall, 55, of Bradenton, goes on a morning walk with her husband, Doug, at the De Soto National Memorial on Sept. 25 in Bradenton. Michele was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease when she was 53. “I can't read or write or any of that stuff. But I can talk.”
  2. Sterling Sheffield, an assistant professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida, holds an over-the-counter hearing aid Nov. 30 in Gainesville. OTC hearing aids started hitting the market in October after the FDA approved them for adults with mild-to-moderate hearing loss, and Sheffield has been testing them.
  3. Shayne Marx and her husband Bryan Marx snuggle with their day-old baby, Peyton, in their hospital room at Tampa General Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.
  4. In this May 29, 2019 image, a woman looks at the Grindr app on her mobile phone. Contact tracers at health departments have learned that dating apps are the most efficient way to inform users that people they previously met on the sites may have exposed them to sexually transmitted infections.
  5. A former sergeant for the Florida Department of Corrections is going to an appeals court to overturn his firing for medical marijuana use.
  6. Many Americans who are enrolling in Medicare or retiring, whether healthy or with a serious health situation, struggle with what to do when losing employment benefits.
  7. Local health departments will now provide free overdose reversal medication at select locations.
  8. The courts are filled as pickleball games get underway during the City of St. Pete Parks & Rec mixed doubles recreational league at Crescent Lake Park on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
  9. Patient financing is now a multibillion-dollar business, with private equity and big banks lined up to cash in when patients and their families can’t pay for care.
  10. Could Paxlovid solve one of the pandemic’s biggest puzzles? A new study at Stanford University aims to find out.
  11. Flu has spiked earlier than usual this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The H3N2 strain of influenza A is dominant.
  12. Seniors, individuals with underlying conditions such as heart or lung disease, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to become seriously ill from cases of COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.
  13. In this May 17, 2019, photo, a registered nurse and immunization outreach coordinator with the Knox County Health Department administers a vaccination to a kid at the facility in Mount Vernon, Ohio. In a report issued Wednesday, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say measles immunization has dropped significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began, resulting in a record high of nearly 40 million children missing a vaccine dose last year.
  14. Chris Hemsworth, best known for playing Marvel superhero Thor, underwent a series of genetic tests while filming his new National Geographic docuseries “Limitless."
  15. Emily Croslin watches as her father, Bob Croslin, cuts into a pumpkin for carving in Emily's kitchen in October.
  16. A page from the 2019 U.S. Medicare Handbook in Washington. Newly released federal audits reveal widespread overcharges and other errors in payments to Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors, Kaiser Health News found, with some plans overbilling the government more than $1,000 per patient a year on average.
  17. Bruce Hines, 56, loads his bicycle with items collected at the food drive at Tangerine Plaza in St. Petersburg on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2002. It is the site of a weekly giveaway.
  18. Simone Marstiller had been appointed as the agency’s secretary in February 2021.
  19. COVID-19 testing site workers register and test patients for the virus at Hillsborough Community College’s Brandon campus on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Ahead of the winter holidays, new subvariants are causing some concern, and bivalent booster uptake is low.
  20. CVS Health began selling its own bundled STD kit in October, priced at $99.99. Unlike most home kits, CVS’ version is available in stores. But health care companies are urging the federal government to greenlight at-home testing kits that could vastly multiply the number of Americans testing for STDs.
  21. Tampa Bay region hospitals received passing grades for patient safety in new rankings released this week by Leapfrog.
  22. Dead fish are seen along Madeira Beach during a Red Tide bloom at Madeira Beach in June 2021.
  23. In this July 11, 2018, photo, vegetables are displayed for sale at a grocery store in River Ridge, La. On Thursday, U.S. agriculture officials proposed changes to the federal program that helps pay the grocery bills for pregnant women, babies and young children that includes keeping a bump in payments for fresh fruits and vegetables allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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