Latest Vern Buchanan News

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Aug. 19, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

Orlando Sentinel. August 17, 2021. Editorial: Put Florida’s manatees back on the endangered species list, before it’s too late The last time we wrote about Florida’s 2021 manatee die-off, the body count stood at 724. That...

Louisiana Rep. Higgins says he, wife, son have coronavirus

Jul. 26, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republican Rep. Clay Higgins of Louisiana, a critic of mask mandates and public health restrictions during the pandemic, said he, his wife and son have contracted the coronavirus. He made the announcement on Facebook Sunday night. He said he and his...

Florida attorney general Moody tests positive for COVID-19

Jul. 22, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's attorney general, Ashley Moody, tweeted Wednesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19. “Thankfully, I am only experiencing mild symptoms and my family is in good health,” Moody tweeted. “As I continue to self-quarantine, I...

Rare 'breakthrough' COVID cases are causing alarm, confusion

Jul. 21, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

Reports of athletes, lawmakers and others getting the coronavirus despite vaccination may sound alarming but top health experts point to overwhelming evidence that the shots are doing exactly what they are supposed to: dramatically reducing severe illness and death. The...

The Latest: Korea PM apologizes for virus surge on destroyer

Jul. 19, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s prime minister has offered a public apology over a large-scale coronavirus outbreak on a destroyer on an anti-piracy mission off East Africa. Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Tuesday the government is “very sorry for failing to...

Florida Rep. Buchanan positive for COVID despite vaccine

Jul. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan said Monday he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus even though he was fully vaccinated against the disease. The Republican congressman's announcement came as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said a “seasonal...