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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.
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.
The Sunshine State reaches a grim pandemic milestone while COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to fall.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Mayor Rick Kriseman.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Pinellas County Administrator Barry Burton speaks to Pinellas County commissioners.
  9. 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.
  10. This Aug. 20, 2018 photo shows Nicki Minaj at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
  11. Tampa police Officer Matthew S. Coleman, 37, has died following complications from the coronavirus, according to the Tampa Police Department.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis shakes hands with other politicians after arriving for a news conference Monday, Sept. 13 in Tampa.
  16. 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.
  17. Black women in the U.S. are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women, data shows.
  18. Florida had the most nursing home deaths in a monthlong period ending on Aug. 22.
  19. Pope Francis speaks with journalists on board an Alitalia aircraft enroute from Bratislava back to Rome on Wednesday.
  20. Former Bucs wide receiver Michael Clayton (80) is among the handful of NFL alumni set to appear at a free vaccination event Friday at Ana G. Mendez University in West Tampa.
  21. In this June 29 file photo, people ride their bikes past a homeless encampment set up along the boardwalk in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. The share of Americans living in poverty rose slightly as the COVID pandemic shook the economy last year, but massive relief payments pumped out by Congress eased hardship for many, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The official poverty measure showed an increase of 1 percentage point in 2020, indicating that 11.4% of Americans were living in poverty. It was the first increase in poverty after five consecutive annual declines.
  22. In this Sept. 14 file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to where they were over the winter, wiping out months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden’s case for sweeping new vaccination requirements.
  23. A recent study suggests seniors in the South may be delaying retirement at higher rates than older adults in any other region of the county.
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