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Florida topped 200,000 coronavirus cases as nation marked a different July 4th

Florida topped 200,000 coronavirus cases as nation marked a different July 4th

Florida surpassed 200,000 cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, following the Fourth of July holiday during which the state recorded its most cases reported in a single day. At least 40,000 cases have been reported by the Florida Department of Health in the last four days. On Saturday, the Sunshine State reported 11,458 cases, the most…MORE

Military vets and fireworks: It’s a complicated relationship

Marine Corps veteran Brian Vargas is still triggered by the sound of fireworks. A Purple Heart recipient, Vargas has endured over 200 medical procedures since his return from Iraq. “There’s just some sounds you’ll never forget, like the sound of 5.56 and 7.62 rounds impacting all around you,” said Vargas, now the manager for the…MORE

If the United States were my patient: We aren’t ready to celebrate yet

Back in the middle of May, I wrote an essay titled “If the United States were my patient,” pondering what it would be like if the United States were a flesh-and-blood person who had gotten sick with an ongoing infection. Seven weeks later, as we approach the patient’s birthday — July 4th — I thought…MORE

Think of my babies in the NICU, and wear the mask

Think of my babies in the NICU, and wear the mask

My twin boys were supposed to be born in June, but they had other plans. I went into early labor in March, just as the coronavirus was sweeping into my hometown of Atlanta. Suddenly there was an emergency C-section and my husband Walt and I were parents, blessed with Wyatt and Cameron. But they’re in…MORE

An 11-year-old boy is Florida’s youngest person to die from Covid-19 complications

An 11-year-old boy is Florida’s youngest person to die from Covid-19 complications

An 11-year-old boy from Miami-Dade County has died from Covid-19 complications, according to the Florida Department of Health, making him the youngest person in the state of Florida to die from the disease. The boy had severe underlying health conditions, the health department told CNN. The latest health records show the 11-year-old’s case was not…MORE

Pets and fireworks: how to keep your animals calm and safe on July 4

Pets and fireworks: how to keep your animals calm and safe on July 4

Fireworks explode like magnified gunfire in the exquisitely sensitive ears of many of our pets. Measuring between 150 and 175 decibels, fireworks are louder than gunfire (140 decibels) and even many planes at takeoff (120 decibels). Decibels measures the loudness of a sound while hertz measures the frequency of a sound. Human ears are damaged…MORE

How to celebrate a fun Fourth of July at home

How to celebrate a fun Fourth of July at home

A combination of factors could make the Fourth of July a “perfect storm” of coronavirus infections, warned one doctor — but only for those who don’t choose to safely navigate the holiday weekend. Cities opening, people not following preventative guidelines and people traveling could cause a spike in new Covid-19 cases, said Dr. Joshua Barocas,…MORE

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