Gov. Ron DeSantis blew off his usual coronavirus update so he could attend the launch of the SpaceX Dragon at the Kennedy Space Center, but they scrubbed the launch just 17 minutes before lift-off because of weather. They’ll try again Saturday.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— There’s still plenty going on with COVID-19. On Wednesday, the death toll increased by 62. And there’s a new forecast model predicting a second wave will hit Florida in August, increasing fatalities by 40% to almost 8,000 by September 1.
— The Florida Department of Health reports a huge drop in the number of kids getting routine vaccinations during the pandemic. The Governor’s personal pediatrician is urging parents to make sure their children are up to date.
— Disney and SeaWorld have presented plans to reopen to the public. SeaWorld wants to hold an employee appreciation night on June 10, then open to the public the next day. Disney’s starting dates are mid-July. Universal has already received clearance to reopen on June 5.
— Another consumer warning from Attorney General Ashley Moody. She’s urging Floridians to beware of scammers who claim to be working for the state Department of Law Enforcement.
— And not one, but two Florida Man stories: one featuring the skunk ape, the other is with a hungry, hungry hooker.