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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. A coalition of 40 Florida health nonprofits and child advocacy groups are urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to release a plan on how Florida will ensure that children, the disabled and low-income families do not lose health coverage when the federal government ends additional emergency funding for Medicaid provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Dead fish wash up at Pass-a-Grille Beach on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in St.Pete Beach. The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was detected along Florida’s Gulf Coast over the past week.
  3. This 2003 electron microscope image, made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows mature, oval-shaped mpox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right. A global mpox outbreak caused thousands of infections in 2022.
  4. Hillsborough County Commissioner Michael Owen is asking county staff to investigate a potential ordinance that would prohibit sale of electronic cigarettes, also known as vaping, within 500 feet of a school.
  5. Many Americans do not realize that enrolling in Medicare Part B is as valuable as gold and should be treated carefully.
  6. The percentage of kindergarten students in Florida completing the immunizations required to enter school during the 2021-2022 year is the lowest since the 2010-2011 school year.
  7. 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.”
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. A former sergeant for the Florida Department of Corrections is going to an appeals court to overturn his firing for medical marijuana use.
  12. 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.
  13. Local health departments will now provide free overdose reversal medication at select locations.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Could Paxlovid solve one of the pandemic’s biggest puzzles? A new study at Stanford University aims to find out.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Chris Hemsworth, best known for playing Marvel superhero Thor, underwent a series of genetic tests while filming his new National Geographic docuseries “Limitless."
  21. Emily Croslin watches as her father, Bob Croslin, cuts into a pumpkin for carving in Emily's kitchen in October.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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