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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. Local health departments will now provide free overdose reversal medication at select locations.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Could Paxlovid solve one of the pandemic’s biggest puzzles? A new study at Stanford University aims to find out.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Chris Hemsworth, best known for playing Marvel superhero Thor, underwent a series of genetic tests while filming his new National Geographic docuseries “Limitless."
  9. Emily Croslin watches as her father, Bob Croslin, cuts into a pumpkin for carving in Emily's kitchen in October.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Simone Marstiller had been appointed as the agency’s secretary in February 2021.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Tampa Bay region hospitals received passing grades for patient safety in new rankings released this week by Leapfrog.
  16. Dead fish are seen along Madeira Beach during a Red Tide bloom at Madeira Beach in June 2021.
  17. 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.
  18. An architect's rendering of the Bayfront Health Medical Pavilion – Institute Square, part of Orlando Health's expansion of the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg hospital.
  19. Dr. Seetha Lakshmi, center foreground, works with a multidisciplinary team during rounds in the 2D COVID-19 unit at Tampa General Hospital. Many hospitals began relaxing masking rules in the past month after new guidance from the CDC.
  20. Tony Karlhofer of Largo places flowers near a makeshift memorial for Deputy Michael Hartwick at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Largo on Sept. 23. BayCare Health System is hosting free grief support sessions before Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  21. A Plantation plastic surgery center used an obstetrician/gynecologist as an unqualified anesthesiologist and a Brazilian butt lift patient died after surgery, a Florida Department of Health administrative complaint says.
  22. Every Medicare Part D plan, whether it is a stand-alone Part D plan or Medicare Advantage plan (also known as Medicare Part C) with prescription drug coverage, has a formulary. If any of your drugs are not on that formulary, you will pay 100% for those drugs.
  23. A sign in Rapid City, South Dakota, encourages people to vote in favor of Amendment D, a measure to expand Medicaid eligibility for state residents. The measure passed with 56% support, buoying supporters of expansion in Florida who believe the Sunshine state could follow the same path.
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