Our government failed miserably at the initial distribution of the coronavirus vaccine to South Floridians over 65, writes Norm Kent, publisher of the South Florida Gay News. “Folks, you now know how gay people have felt for years fighting the pandemic of AIDS.”
A member of Florida’s House of Representatives is asking Palm Beach County to shut down President Trump’s private club after citing a video circulating on social media showing dozens of people at a New Year’s Eve party without masks.
With the coronavirus pandemic overshadowing everything, the 2020 year in politics was unlike anything before. Many of the major political trends that emerged in South Florida will continue reverberating well past January's swearing in of a new Congress and inauguration of Joe Biden as president.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had a tumultuous 2020, with his response to the coronavirus pandemic eating into his once-high approval numbers. And now the Republican governor faces 2021 without his stalwart ally President Donald Trump in the White House and Democrat Joe Biden taking over.
With his decision to jump five million older Floridians to the front of the Covid-19 vaccine line, Gov. Ron DeSantis has over-promised and under-delivered. Now he must fix this problem of his own making.
Frustrated South Florida seniors jammed phone lines and crashed the health department website on Wednesday as they tried to make appointments to get for a COVID vaccine. Broward Health stopped taking appointments by noon, saying it had reached its vaccine capacity through February.
Attorneys for the National Rifle Association and state officials are trying to discredit each others’ expert witnesses in a legal battle over a Florida law that raised from 18 to 21 the age to purchase rifles and other long guns.