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Israeli youths receive a dose of the Pfizer/ BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine from the Magen David Adom during a July 5 campaign by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality to encourage the vaccination of teenagers. Older Israelis may soon receive a third booster shot.
The U.S. and EU have not approved booster shots because it has not yet been proven that a third dose helps, who needs it or when.
Tourism numbers have held steady, but some visitors are reshaping trips and avoiding the beaches.
Two University of South Florida researchers say Hillsborough County should double daily vaccinations to bring the pandemic under control.
The mayor issues a video warning to the unvaccinated as COVID-19 infections surge in Florida.

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  1. People wait in line at a Miami-Dade County COVID-19 testing site, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Hialeah, Florida. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
  2. Because of absences from a COVID-19 resurgence, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue is calling in firefighters who don't usually work at fire stations in order to fill its shifts.
  3. President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday.
  4. Israeli youths receive a dose of the Pfizer/ BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine from the Magen David Adom during a July 5 campaign by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality to encourage the vaccination of teenagers. Older Israelis may soon receive a third booster shot.
  5. President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the Lehigh Valley operations facility for Mack Trucks in Macungie, Pa., on July 28.
  6. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the American Legislative Exchange Council Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
  7. Chantel Powell gets a COVID-19 PCR test in order to travel later this week at a Miami-Dade County testing site Monday in Miami. More than 73,000 new coronavirus cases were reported in Florida over the previous week, according to the state health department, nearly seven times the 12,000 reported a month ago.
  8. State canvassers Cynthia Hollinger, 64, standing on right, and Sunni Schappacher, 67, standing in background, talk with a family as they work to reregister them in a state database for a coronavirus vaccine on their front porch at 407 Cranberry Lane, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in Brandon.
  9. A family walks past Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom in 2020.
  10. Bill Sanders, 68, pictured on the dock behind his Tropical Shores home, has lost all hearing in his right ear. He was diagnosed with vestibular neuritis, which can remain dormant in the body for years. Red Tide was the most likely trigger, an ear, nose and throat specialist told him.
  11. A sign outside the stadium advises that the baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals has been postponed, Wednesday in Philadelphia. The postponement was due to COVID-19 issues among the Nationals.
  12. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the American Legislative Exchange Council Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Salt Lake City.
  13. Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings puts on his mask after speaking during a COVID-19 briefing at the Orange County Administration Center, on Monday, July 19, 2021.
  14. Mayor Jane Castor, left, and Tampa General Hospital Dr. Jason Wilson appear in a video released by the city warning residents to get vaccinated as the delta variant runs rampant across Florida.
  15. A healthcare worker prepares the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a June 17 vaccination clinic held by the nonprofit Heart for the Homeless in Tampa.
  16. In this March 18, 2021, file photo, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adjusts her face mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington. Walensky says new mask-wearing guidance, coupled with higher rates of vaccination against COVID-19, could halt the current escalation of infections in “a couple of weeks.” The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told “CBS This Morning” she hopes more stringent mask-wearing guidelines and other measures won’t be necessary as the country heads into the fall.
  17. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, shown in this July 8 photo, says masks will again be required at indoor county facilities.
  18. A new, one-minute HIV test being demonstrated at Metro Inclusive Health in 2019. Florida will receive $10.61 million in funding to expand HIV infection prevention and treatment efforts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  19. Researchers in Axogen's Tampa labs are working on new technologies to repair nerve damage and restore skin sensation to people who've gone through surgeries or suffered injuries or burns.
  20. Tampa General Hospital nurse Vanessa Arroyo receives a COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Rafael Martinez on Dec. 14, 2020. More Florida health care organizations are starting to mandate that their medical staff get vaccinations.
  21. In this 2020 photo, Margaret Choinacki, 87, who has no other family members left because her husband and daughter have died, blows kisses to her friend Frances Reaves during a drive-by visit at Miami Jewish Health in Miami.
  22. Catherine Zorn practices ballet at her dance studio in Tampa. Dance was a lifeline to the 17-year-old Wesley Chapel teen, one that was ripped away when the pandemic started in March 2020 and the studio shut down. By the summer, Catherine felt anxiety and depression take over. She started hurting herself. and had suicidal thoughts. Many other teens endured similar experiences during the pandemic.
  23. Catherine Coonfield, 67, poses for a portrait outside her Manatee County home. Coonfield had hepatitis C and believes she contracted it after undergoing a liver transplant in 1987.
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