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Lee Health urges vaccinations amid uptick in hospitalizations

Like clockwork, the Florida Department of Health has been reporting a nearly consistent weekly increase in COVID-19 cases of 2 percent for Lee County and the state for the past month. At Lee Health, though, a downward trend in hospitalizations since a vaccine became available earlier this year has reversed. After dropping from having 200 patients with COVID-19 isolated in its hospitals in early January, the health care agency reported having 64 patients as late as March 8. The hospital’s hospitalization numbers pushed back up to 106 today mirroring trends being reported ...

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Virtual Southwest Florida Reading Festival to kick off

The 22nd annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival in March will be a month-long, fully virtual celebration of the power of reading brought to the community by the Lee County Library System. Nearly 30 acclaimed authors will provide nightly programming on March 1-12. Other highlights include ...

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Letters to the Editor

Protect our ecosystem

To the editor: All of us who live here know that Sanibel is a very special place. We don’t need the Tourist Development Council of Lee County to tell us this. We don’t need the Chamber of Commerce to continually promote and advertise it. We also don’t need the editors of Southern ...