Episode 192

Grim milestone


June 23rd, 2020

21 mins 28 secs

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About this Episode

Florida has reached another grim milestone in the fight against COVID-19; we’ve now had more than 100,000 cases. And the death toll has reached 3,266, averaging more than 29 fatalities per day since the first deaths were reported on March 5.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested migrant farmworkers were spreading coronavirus. A lot of Latinos are saying the Governor should apologize for trying to blame people considered essential workers — and couldn’t get protective gear.

— Advocates for seniors are also blasting DeSantis for saying the recent spike in COVID-19 cases isn’t as bad as it seems because most of the victims are young adults. People in nursing homes are still in danger, they say, and shouldn’t write them off in the rush to reopen.

— Rep. Dianne Hart, a leading voice in the legislature for prison reform, says why she is urging the Department of Corrections to fire the guard who beat an inmate at Lake Correctional Thursday. The prisoner died the next day.

— The latest in Florida man, who fought his way into Walmart without a mask because, well, it’s Florida.