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Paul Rivera

WESH 2 News

Orlando, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Paul:

Robot puppy being used in hard-to-reach areas of construction site

Spot can move around manually, or when programmed, move on its own. → Read More

Orange County firefighter works to save life after his first shift

It didn't take new Orange County Fire Rescue firefighter Jacob Perez long to put his training to the test. It was on his first day, but it didn't happen during his shift. → Read More

COVID hospitalizations in Florida causing strain on health care systems

"This is unfortunately a crisis of unprecedented proportions,” AdventHealth’s Dr. Vincent Hsu said in a Thursday morning update. → Read More

Orlando pastor hospitalized with delta variant; family urges vaccination

"She's prayed for so many people, and they're now praying for her," Sheila J Spencer's daughter told WESH 2 News. → Read More

Boeing Starliner now in Brevard, prepares for test flight redo

Boeing Starliner is now in Brevard, and is preparing for a test flight redo. → Read More

Florida mom who survived COVID hospitalization, now watching daughter fight similar battle

A Winter Park woman who survived a fight with COVID-19 that landed her in the hospital, is now seeing her daughter go through a similar battle. → Read More

'Enjoying the heck out of it,' Florida resident back on cruise ship after pandemic pause

With the first test voyage of Royal Caribbean’s Cruise ship ‘Freedom of the Seas,’ out of Miami, over the weekend, it appears the industry is closer than ever to restarting voyages from Florida. → Read More

Juneteenth celebrations take place across Central Florida

Across the United States, people are celebrating Juneteenth for the first time as a holiday recognized on the federal level. → Read More

Last day for vaccinations at the Orange County Convention Center

The Orange County Convention Center has been giving out vaccines every week since late December. → Read More

Mental Health throughout and after the pandemic

The answer is complicated according to experts: yes and no. → Read More

DeSantis not worried about Norwegian Cruise Line's threats to leave state

"Norwegian's not one of the big ones, by the way," DeSantis said. The statement comes after Norwegian said they would consider leaving Florida over the governor's order banning the use of COVID-19 "passports" and prohibiting businesses from requiring proof of vaccine. → Read More

Seniors left waiting under Florida's COVID-19 vaccine website

“I get a notice that says, 'you're registered, you'll get an email.' Never got the email." → Read More

No appointment needed for COVID-19 vaccination at Publix

You will no longer need an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine at Publix. → Read More

Mayor Demings disbands Orange County's COVID-19 Strike Teams

The county says in 10 months, more than 6,600 businesses were visited and there was an overall compliance rate of 99%. → Read More

As COVID-19 vaccination rates slow, is herd immunity goal wishful thinking?

Supply is growing, but vaccination rates are slowing down, according to the CDC. → Read More

Gov. DeSantis: change in eligibility at OCCC site not mayor's decision to make

"I don't feel like I have to get permission to be the mayor of Orange County from Tallahassee," Demings responded, saying he's unapologetic. → Read More

Can someone get an 'unused' COVID-19 vaccine dose?

One of the public suggestions has been to let those outside of the eligibility window claim the extra doses. Many have asked WESH 2, what happens with 'unused' doses? → Read More

More young people getting into stocks, investing stimulus funds

Orlando-area financial planners say they are hearing of more and more young people investing in the stock market. → Read More

Amid low turnout, calls grow for Gov. DeSantis to expand COVID-19 vaccines to all

Monday and Tuesday saw low turnout at the FEMA vaccination site at Valencia College's West Campus in Orlando. → Read More

Melbourne man in China during the pandemic, hopes to return home

"I got here October of 2019. I miss them so much. It's almost been two years. This is the longest I have ever been away from them." → Read More