Daniel Chang, Tampa Bay Times

Daniel Chang

Tampa Bay Times

Miami, FL, United States

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Past articles by Daniel:

Ladapo tells Congress that Florida decision could limit kids’ vaccine access

The state surgeon general said he and Gov. DeSantis made the decision “together” not to preorder vaccines. → Read More

5 things to know about the COVID subvariant BA.2

The BA.2 subvariant is driving an increase of cases in Europe. What will happen to the U.S.? → Read More

Antiviral pills: The COVID medicine that could be hard to get

Doctors don’t want pharmacists to be able to prescribe the medications that treat COVID-19. → Read More

Omicron could peak at 90,000 Florida cases in mid-January, UF model shows

Omicron could be on the shortest, but still devastating, waves of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Fifth body found as search for collapse survivors continues in Miami

Smoke and flames are hindering the search. Miami-Dade’s mayor ordered an audit of all high-rises over five stories tall and more than 40-years-old. → Read More

Vice President Pence visits Miami for launch of Phase 3 of COVID vaccine clinical trial

The vaccine’s development has moved incredibly fast, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. → Read More

‘Where we are.’ Florida’s window to act on virus growth is closing, experts say

“We are where we are,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a press conference in Tampa, adding that he has not yet given the green light for the state to move into the third and final stage of reopening. → Read More

Florida’s tropical weather and COVID-19 test sites don’t mix

Winds of up to 40 mph close 14 testing sites in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Brevard counties. → Read More

‘I’m not in a rush.’ DeSantis says no theaters or sports venues yet. Florida will reopen in phases

DeSantis drew some clear lines between his preferred approach and the White House’s plan, which includes guidance on social distancing in restaurants, theaters and sports venues. → Read More

After DeSantis aide calls, Miami Herald’s law firm drops lawsuit seeking elder care records

“We are disappointed that the governor’s office would go so far as to apply pressure on our legal counsel to prevent the release of public records that are critical to the health and safety of Florida’s most vulnerable citizens,” the Miami Herald’s publisher and executive editor said. → Read More

Virgin Islands allege Jeffrey Epstein trafficked girls as young as 12 as recently as 2018

A lawsuit seeks forfeiture of the private islands, valued by managers of Epstein’s estate at more than $86 million, because of their use in alleged crimes. → Read More

Jeffrey Epstein is gone, but allegations against powerful associates linger

Epstein's social and political circuit included an array of the world's top scientists, politicians and world leaders. → Read More

Feds say patients no longer at risk of sex abuse at Mount Sinai. Hospital will keep Medicare

Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach will not lose its Medicare contract after regulators found that patients are no longer at risk of sexual abuse at the hospital. → Read More

Nicklaus Children’s CEO resigns after 11 years that saw expansion, financial hurdles

Narendra Kini, a pediatrician and healthcare administrator, resigned Friday as chief executive of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, which runs Miami-Dade’s only standalone pediatric hospital. → Read More

Regulators threaten to oust Mount Sinai from Medicare, the hospital’s financial lifeblood

Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach received a notice this month that the hospital system will be terminated from the Medicare program in July. The hospital’s CEO said he does not expect that to happen. → Read More

Florida has the third-highest rate of new HIV diagnoses. The CDC wants to fix that

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that seven Florida counties are eligible for support from the Trump administration to reduce the spread of HIV infection. → Read More

Is it Zika or dengue? New CDC guidance advises doctors to test patients for both.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised doctors to test patients for Zika and dengue fever because of similarities in symptoms and geographic prevalence of both diseases. → Read More

Emergency rule aims to make Brazilian butt lift surgery safer for patients

A new rule will set restrictions for surgeons when performing a Brazilian butt lift. The popular cosmetic surgery procedure has contributed to at least 16 patient deaths in South Florida since 2010. → Read More

‘Immoral,’ ‘barbaric’ for insurer to deny cancer therapy, says judge who had same cancer

A federal judge in Miami removed himself from a lawsuit brought by a patient against UnitedHealthcare for the insurer’s denial of proton beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer. → Read More

Nicklaus Children’s laid off 135 employees but plans to open a second hospital in Miami

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital laid off 135 employees in April as patient admissions drop and expenses rise. But administrators for the pediatric hospital plan to open a new center in Miami for adults and children. → Read More