Health News

Should We Be Worried About Monkeypox?

The outbreak, which causes a rash similar to smallpox, has reached Florida. Experts are saying that, so far, the risk is low.

10:33am By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19

Do Your At-Home Covid-19 Tests Expire?

A Sarasota infectious disease specialist weighs in.

05/24/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Where Have Covid-19 Antibody Treatments Gone?

Why are they gone, and what has replaced them?

05/04/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Here's What to Expect When Getting Your Second Covid-19 Booster

Sarasota residents who've already gotten it share their experience.

04/13/2022 By Samantha Lane

The Pandemic

A Second Covid-19 Booster is Now Available to Those Age 50 and Older

On Tuesday, March 29, the FDA approved a second Covid-19 booster of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for people age 50 and older. Here's where to get it in Sarasota.

03/30/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Where to Get Pfizer's Covid Drug in Sarasota-Manatee

The antiviral drug made by Pfizer called Paxlovid is available by prescription only and can get picked up at one of these local pharmacies.

03/21/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19 Update

Do We Need to Worry About the Omicron BA.2 Variant in Sarasota?

B.A.2 is a "stealth" subvariant of Omicron that is more contagious, but vaccines do well against it.

03/17/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19 Update

It's Been Two Years Since the Start of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Here's Where We Stand.

While cases are on the decline in our area, deaths are still being reported.

03/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19 Update

Florida Surgeon General Opposes CDC Guidance To Vaccinate Children Against Covid-19

The CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend children ages 5-11 be vaccinated, but Ladapo says the risks of vaccination outweigh the benefits in healthy children.

03/07/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19 Update

What's the Status of Covid-19 in Sarasota-Manatee Right Now?

Dr. Manuel Gordillo at Sarasota Memorial Hospital shares an update on Covid-19 in Sarasota and Manatee County.

02/08/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Can Omicron Cause Long Covid?

Omicron is more transmissible than past variants, but it may not cause the same long-term effects.

01/28/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Grants

WBTT Approved by National Endowment for the Arts for American Rescue Plan Grant

The funding will be used to support artistic team salaries.

01/27/2022 By Staff

The Pandemic

Here's Where to Get a Covid Test in Sarasota-Manatee Right Now

What to know about testing wait times, where to get tested and more.

01/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19

Where to Get a Covid Test or Vaccine in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Bookmark this list of local testing sites, vaccination sites and how to access Covid-related aid, such as rental assistance.

01/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

SMH: Vast Majority of Local Covid Cases Are Omicron

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Manuel Gordillo updated the public on Sarasota's case numbers, Omicron concerns and the hospital's current status.

01/07/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The pandemic

Is There a Difference Between Omicron and Delta Variant Symptoms?

While both Covid-19 variants cause things like a dry cough, shortness of breath and fatigue, there are some slight differences—here's what to know.

01/06/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Cases Increased More Than 200 Percent in Sarasota-Manatee Last Week

And Florida saw a 300 percent increase in positive cases during the week of Dec. 17 to 23.

12/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

What to Know about the Omicron Variant and Covid Booster Shots

Covid cases are on the rise in Florida—but so are vaccination rates.

12/17/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19 Update

Is Sarasota County Testing For the Omicron Variant?

So far, no cases have been detected in Sarasota or in Florida, and health officials say demand for vaccines is high.

12/06/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Updated: Here's What We Know So Far About the Covid-19 Omicron Variant

The first cases in the U.S. have been detected in California and Minnesota.

12/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth