Douglas Ray, Gainesville.com

Douglas Ray

Gainesville.com

Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

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Recent:
  • Gainesville.com
Past:
  • Ocala Star-Banner
  • The Palm Beach Post

Recent articles by Douglas:

Florida physicians call on Gov. Ron DeSantis, Ladapo to drop politics from public health

Three prominent physicians, including a University of Florida researcher, say the governor and surgeon general have failed Floridians in the pandemic. → Read More

UF President Kent Fuchs announces plans to step down, become professor

UF's 12th president led the school to its goal of Top Five status, hired hundreds of new professors, and saw research grow, but leaves amid controversy. → Read More

UF study projects COVID-19 omicron surge with record infections but perhaps not as deadly

The number of actual infections could be three times the previous peak from delta variant, but the most likely scenario doesn't show a similar jump in deaths. → Read More

University of Florida President Fuchs reverses decision blocking professors' testimony against state

President Kent Fuchs said professors will be allowed to serve as expert witnesses in a voting rights case and named members to a committee to review policy. → Read More

University of Florida president responds as objections mount over academic freedom, political meddling

University of Florida Faculty Senate may organize probes into hiring of Ladapo and denial of professors as expert witnesses in federal case. → Read More

Best and worst restaurant inspections in Marion County for Sept. 6-11

An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions at the establishment. → Read More

COVID-19 updates for Alachua County: Case counts, hospitalizations on the rise

Weekly trends continue to show a rise in new cases, vaccinations and hospitalizations due to COVID-19. → Read More

City of Ocala setting up calls from Santa for boys and girls

With no "Light Up Ocala" downtown this year, there's still an opportunity for children to chat with the Christmas elf. → Read More

Elections show Black women gaining power in this Florida county

The August primary that wrapped up Tuesday — 100 years to the day since women were assured the right to vote — saw women win nearly every race where they challenged men, with particular success for Black candidates, in Alachua County.Kat Cammack prevailed over nine male candidates in the Republican primary for the U.S. House seat vacated by Ted Yoho. Yvonne Hinson, Democrat, clinched a seat in… → Read More

Gainesville grants begin to flow to businesses, households

GNVCares program was launched two months ago, but less than 20% of $3.2 million allotted by the city commission has been awarded so far. → Read More

Gainesville grants begin to flow to businesses, households

GNVCares program was launched two months ago, but less than 20% of $3.2 million allotted by the city commission has been awarded so far. → Read More

Lessons and questions as Gainesville reopens

REBUILDING AMERICA: "Essential workers" are a broader group than we knew, and the value of collaboration and creativity will help us into the → Read More

Coronavirus Alachua County: More cases for Friday, May 8

Number of positive test results increases as community testing broadens, although rate of positive results continues to be low — a good sign. → Read More

Coronavirus Alachua County: 300 cases as of Thursday, May 7

Two cases today and four on Tuesday were added to the local COVID-19 tally but no additional deaths. → Read More

Coronavirus Alachua County: Six more cases for Wednesday, May 6

Appointments are necessary but open to all residents. Three Alachua County COVID-19 cases added in the Monday report from the state Health Department, → Read More

Coronavirus Alachua County: No new cases for Tuesday, May 5

As of Tuesday morning, 37,439 people in Florida had tested positive for COVID-19, and there had been 1,471 deaths. → Read More

Coronavirus Alachua County: Free testing for all

“I don’t know that we have hit our peak yet,” said Paul Myers, director of the Alachua County office of the state Department of Health → Read More

UF-led ventilator design clears first FDA review

Built with parts available at Home Depot, costing less than $250, this DIY medical device may bridge the gap where COVID-19 patients overwhelm hospitals. → Read More

Coronavirus Alachua County: Updates for Tuesday, April 7

There were 10 cases added over the past 24 hours in Alachua County, although no deaths here have yet been attributed to COVID-19. → Read More

Coronavirus Alachua County: Updates for Monday, April 6

“I don’t know that we have hit our peak yet,” said Paul Myers, director of the Alachua County office of the state Department of Health → Read More