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BY LAURAN NEERGAARD ASSOCIATED PRESS A rare, rogue immune response is the main suspect as authorities investigate highly unusual blood clots following use of two similar COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. The U.S. recommended that states pause giving the J&J vaccine on Tuesday while authorities examine six reports of the unusual clots, […]

BY ZEKE MILLER AND LAURAN NEERGAARD ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were […]

A former ‘American Idol’ contestant from Florida shares how the symptoms continue to linger long after he was cleared of the virus. BY STEPHANIE CLAYTOR FLORIDA COURIER Jeremy Rosado, 28, of Brandon is best known for being a finalist on the 11th season of “American Idol’’ in 2012. He’s one of the two million people […]

Editor’s note: This commentary is provided by the Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) of Florida A&M University. Dr. Genester Wilson-King is a board-certified gynecologist who started recommending medical marijuana treatments to her patients after Florida legalized it in 2016. She’s one of the 2,500+ doctors in the state qualified to order medical marijuana […]