Midday News To Use: 11.23.2020

Getting Worse
According to 10 Tampa Bay, Florida is in the middle of a viral resurgence of COVID-19. The White House highlights Tampa Bay as a top area where COVID-19 is aggressively spreading. This information has been made available to Governors, But, will Florida Governor Ron DeSantis do anything about it?
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Another Vaccine
Drug company AstraZeneca says its new vaccine, developed with the University of Oxford, is about 70% effective, with one of the dosing regimens showing an efficacy of 90%. This is good news in otherwise grim pandemic circumstances. The latest vaccine totals 3 showing promise to help stop the spread of the virus.
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Money Running Out
Two crucial pandemic unemployment assistance programs are about to run out, and they could leave 12 million Americans blowing in the wind just after Christmas. About 7.3 million independent contractors, gig workers, freelancers and self-employed people will lose benefits provided by the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.
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Going Home
When the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was delivered to New York city, There was a stowaway. A Saw-whet owl that has been affectionately dubbed Rockefeller, is being nursed back to health. When found he was hungry and dehydrated. Now it appears that he will be healthy enough to be released this Saturday.
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A Florida Man.
An amazing rescue caught on camera. A Florida man saved his puppy, that was dragged into pond by alligator. Richard Wilbanks rushed into the water and released his dog from the mouth of the alligator without losing the cigar in his. The incident was caught on a camera set up by the Florida Wildlife Federation. After spending two days at the vet hospital, the dog was release with just a puncture wound. The dog is safe and sound and has a whole new lease on life.
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