Jahnitza Debbs, 22, has her vitals checked by Tiffany Vasey, a nurse practitioner with TeamHealth, before receiving a monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 at Tampa General Hospital’s Global Emerging Diseases Institute on July 22.
More unvaccinated patients who catch the coronavirus are turning to the Tampa hospital for monoclonal antibody treatment — the same regimen President Donald Trump underwent.
The free service will help the homebound, the bedridden and anyone else who can’t get to a vaccination site.
The nation’s average life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in 2020, a sobering reminder of the pandemic’s toll on the nation.
New infections double across the state as vaccinations languish.


  1. Jahnitza Debbs, 22, has her vitals checked by Tiffany Vasey, a nurse practitioner with TeamHealth, before receiving a monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 at Tampa General Hospital’s Global Emerging Diseases Institute on July 22.
  2. The Olympic flame burns during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium at the 2020 Summer Olympics Friday in Tokyo.
  3. Maker Biogen was hopeful its drug aducanumab would be the first ever approved to treat the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's-- a major medical milestone.
  4. Ron DeSantis issued an order Friday, April 2, 2021 prohibiting Florida businesses from requiring customers show proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
  5. Zeng Yixin, vice minister of China's National Health Commission, speaks Thursday at a news conference at the State Council Information Office in Beijing.
  6. Residents look at the street through a window at the Icaria nursing home in Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 25, 2020. The image was part of a series by Associated Press photographer Emilio Morenatti that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
  7. In this photo taken Saturday, July 17, in an airport hangar in Del Rio, Texas, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is near the center of the group to the left of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott while Gov. Ron DeSantis is on the other side of Abbott.  Moody announced on Wednesday, July 21, that she had tested positive for COVID-19.
  8. Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, backed by wildlife experts, marine business owners and politicians, talks about the state’s overall effort to combat the recent Red Tide outbreak plaguing Tampa Bay waters, during a press conference held at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. At this moment, the DeSantis was pushing back on a question from a reporter who said the St. Petersburg Mayor, Rick Kriseman accused the governor of politicizing Red Tide. In rebuttal, DeSantis said it was Kriseman who introduced politics into the Red Tide discussions.
  9. First lady Jill Biden talks with Dequitia Parker while she receives a COVID-19 vaccination by Nurse Lydia Passmore during a June 24 vaccination event Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  10. Jon Boyd, co-founder of KEEO Cares, smiles at the camera while holding his coloring book. He and two Tampa friends released the KEEO Community Coloring Book featuring 30 Tampa Bay sites and sights to help people get through the pandemic and its hardships.
  11. In this March 27, 2020 photo, William Samuels delivers caskets to the Gerard Neufeld Funeral Home during the coronavirus pandemic in the Queens borough of New York. A report by the National Center for Health Statistics released Wednesday found that average life expectancy in the United States dropped a staggering 1.5 years during 2020, a year when the coronavirus claimed more than 377,000 lives.
  12. Toshiro Muto, CEO of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, pictured at left in this May file photo,  left the door open on canceling the games the during a news conference Tuesday.
  13. Aug. 2019 file photo of legal cannabis for sale. In the frame, a vendor points out the variety of marijuana for sale at the grand opening of the Northwest Cannabis Market in Seattle.
  14. The three biggest U.S. drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson are on the verge of a $26 billion settlement covering thousands of lawsuits over the toll of opioids across the U.S.
  15. Anthony Fauci, shown speaking in May 2021.
  16. President Joe Biden has tempered his assessment that social media giants are “killing people” by hosting misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines.
  17. The United States' Zach Lavine (5) shoots around Argentina's Juan Pablo Vaulet (22) during an exhibition game Tuesday in Las Vegas.
  18. Trader Aaron Ford works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. Resurgent pandemic worries knocked stocks lower from Wall Street to Tokyo on Monday, fueled by fears that faster-spreading variants of the virus may upend the economy's strong recovery.
  19. A 2021 report shows that medical marijuana use continues to expand in Florida and that smoking medical marijuana is becoming more popular.
  20. Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed into Canada as of Aug. 9, joined by the rest of the world Sept. 7
  21. The U.S. women's gymnastics team arrives for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games Thursday at Narita International Airport in Narita, east of Tokyo.
  22. Teens started slowly then warmed up to an energetic bucket-drumming session, a way to get them working together during a week-long LGBTQ+ camp at Allendale United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg.