Florida Stocks Up On Regeneron; Tracye Polson; Volunteers in Medicine; What’s Good Wednesday
Jacksonville’s main library Downtown is closed indefinitely “for upgrades” as it continues to host the city’s state-run COVID-19 antibody treatment clinic.
At the same time, Florida is buying 3,000 doses of GlaxoSmithKline’s monoclonal antibody treatment after the Biden administration reduced the federal supply of Regeneron allotted for the state.
Meanwhile, the Duval County Public School Board is authorizing the district’s legal team to sue the Florida Department of Health over the state's rule requiring school districts to allow parents to opt their kids out of mask mandates and quarantine requirements.
Guest: Dr. Jen Cowart is a hospitalist in Jacksonville and co-founder of the group Doctors Fighting COVID
Tracye Polson is among a handful of candidates lining up to replace the late at-large City Councilman Tommy Hazouri. Polson is a licensed clinical social worker who ran as a Democrat for a state House seat in 2018 with Hazouri’s endorsement.
Volunteers in Medicine
Every year, roughly 250,000 women living in the U.S. receive a breast cancer diagnosis. When their cancer is detected early, the majority survive.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Volunteers in Medicine strives to bring community awareness to the women who cannot access lifesaving mammograms.
Guest: Jennifer Ryan, CEO of Volunteers in Medicine
What’s Good Wednesday
- Leadership Jacksonville is accepting applicants for the upcoming year, including young high school leaders, CEO Jill Dame told us.
- Hamilton comes to Jacksonville tonight as a part of the FSCJ Artist Series. Marcus Choi, who plays George Washington, told us what audiences can expect.
- The River City Pride Parade is this Saturday in Riverside and Avondale. Mistress of Ceremonies Karrissa Wade spoke with us about the family-friendly event.
- The Pink Ribbon Symposium hosts its 14th annual breast cancer awareness event on Oct. 2, with the virtual symposium on its website and Facebook.
- The Jacksonville Home and Patio Show returns to the Prime Osborn Convention Center tomorrow. Spokeswoman Liz Morgan says the event is bigger than ever.
First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Associate Producer Katherine Hobbs can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.