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Florida Stocks Up On Regeneron; Tracye Polson; Volunteers in Medicine; What’s Good Wednesday

Jacksonville's state-run Regeneron clinic at the Main Library
Katherine Hobbs
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WJCT News
Jacksonville's state-run Regeneron clinic at the Main Library

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

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

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross Associate Producer Katherine Hobbs can be reached at khobbs@wjct.org or on Twitter at @KatherineGHobbs.

Katherine Hobbs joined WJCT as an associate producer of talk shows following her internship.