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UF Students Abroad Describe The Scramble To Return Home As Pandemic Ensued

Universities across the nation have transitioned to online classes and plucked their students from abroad programs. On March 12, the University of Florida canceled spring studies in Europe, China, Japan and South Korea, according to the International Center. The center’s executive director, Susanne Hill, said 279 students were abroad in the spring and 210 have since returned home.

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Bill To Streamline Life-Saving, Anti-Overdose Drug Naloxone In Schools Failed In Legislature

First-responders carry a powerful, opioid-overdose reversal drug – known as naloxone – that can save lives when injected into a patient or sprayed into his nose. The U.S. surgeon general has urged broader access to the drug to reduce overdose deaths, but the Legislature failed to pass a measure that could have made the drug more widely available in Florida’s schools – despite it being free of charge to schools in many cases.

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Stuck In Peru: Coronavirus Strands Gainesville Woman Far From Home

Jessica Brar, a 34-year-old Gainesville yoga instructor, flew to Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 9, when the United States was still just waking up to the seriousness of COVID-19. It was supposed to be another adventure for Brar, who loves to travel, but international travel became difficult with the virus, and she's been stranded in Peru. The U.S. Embassy has shuttered and Brar feels abandoned by her country. American officials, she said, failed to come through in her hour of need.

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