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'Tremendous hypocrisy': All the GOP governors banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates require other vaccines

Rhoda Winkelman, a resident at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan, receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 21, 2020 in New York City. Pharmacists from Walgreens administered the vaccine to elderly residents at the upper Manhattan facility. Across the country, residents of nursing homes are beginning to get the vaccine following a week in which thousands of first responders and medical personal received the vaccine. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Republican governors are fightin...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, Science, News, Supreme Court, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Walgreens, Gop, Aclu, Healthcare


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine mandate press conference

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images DeSantis did not correct a Gainesville city employee who falsely claimed the COVID-19 vaccine "changes your RNA." The false claim was made during a press conference to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates and passports. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSan...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Friend, Gop, Vaccination, Pfizer, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gainesville, Johnson Johnson, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Moderna


Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID-19 vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine-mandate press conference in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis did not correct a city employee's false claim Monday about COVID-19 vaccines. The employee made the claim at an event to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by during a Monday press conference...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Friend, Gop, Vaccination, Pfizer, Gainesville, Johnson Johnson, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Moderna


Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID-19 vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine-mandate press conference

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis did not correct a city employee's false claim Monday about COVID-19 vaccines. The employee made the claim at an event to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by during a Monday press conference...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Friend, Gop, Vaccination, Pfizer, Gainesville, Johnson Johnson, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy, DeSantis, Moderna


Comparing COVID-19 to other causes of death

As the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States blows past 60,000 faster than officials predicted, STAT [statnews.com] compares the 2020 coronavirus outbreak to other causes of death for which we have historical data. “With U.S. deaths from Covid-19 passing 61,000 this week, the question is as difficult as ever: Are these large numbers or small numbers?” An excerpt: As some models stumble, and many no longer even try to project more than a few weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and...
Tags: Health, Post, Death, Science, News, United States, Florida Gators, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gu, Gainesville, Sharon Begley, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid19, Youyang Gu


Significant drop in shark bites reported worldwide in 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — University of Florida researchers say far fewer shark bites were reported worldwide last year. According to the university’s International Shark Attack File, 66 bites were documented in 2018, compared with 88 the previous year. That’s 26 percent lower than the five-year average of 84 bites annually. Thirty-two bites happened in U.S. […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla AP


China launching lunar spacecraft to test growing plants on the dark side of the Moon

Later this week, China plans to launch its Chang'e-4 spacecraft to the far side of the lunar surface. The aim is to land a rover on the dark side of the moon for the first time. Blocked from direct communication with the Earth, the lander and rover will depend on China's Queqiao communication satellite launched in May. From Scientific American: The lander will also conduct the first radio astronomy experiments from the far side of the Moon—and the first investigations to see whether plants...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, China, Nasa, Earth, Moon, University of Florida, Mars, Gainesville, Chang, Anna Lisa Paul, China National Space Administration CNSA, Queqiao, Lunar Bases


UF Receives Mosquito Traps for Graduate and Family Housing

While there are no cases of locally transmitted zika virus on the UF campus, Gainesville or Alachua County, Sharon Blansett, assistant to the associate vice president for UF student affairs, welcomes the mosquito traps as a virus-prevention measure for students living in graduate and family housing.
Tags: Science, Gainesville, UF, Alachua County



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