Florida’s daily increases in COVID-19 cases are looking a bit less like a spike and more like a new reality. Time will tell.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Gov. Ron DeSantis says don’t blame the increase on how the state is reopening Florida for business. It’s the result of more testing, he says. Many of the new cases are being discovered in migrant worker communities, prisons and old age homes.
— The rising number of COVID-19 cases hasn’t dampened DeSantis’s enthusiasm for the Republican National Convention coming to Jacksonville in August. And without a trace of irony, he says recent police brutality protests have shown people can gather in large crowds without creating new outbreaks.
— A new law in Florida that says college athletes can make money off their names, images and likenesses. DeSantis says it's all about fairness, and he’s also hoping this will lure blue-chip athletes from other states and keep homegrown talent at home.
— Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says during these days of unrest and upheaval, this is a good time for White people to simply listen.
— Checking with two Florida Men, one whose arrest report reads like something from a video game. The other Florida Man — and woman — square off over the lines at a thrift store.