Episode 222

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August 4th, 2020

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Florida’s Department of Health is reporting 72 more fatalities from COVID-19. It's the second day in a row where the death toll was under 100 and the governor is thrilled that the overall positivity rate is headed in the right direction.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— But two days of improvement is not exactly what you call a trend. And Ron DeSantis says there continue to be problems with the testing program in Florida.

— Starting today, the state-run COVID-19 testing sites at Marlins Park and Hard Rock Stadium in Miami-Dade will offer 15-minute tests for people who have symptoms — or are 65 and older.

— Gov. Ron DeSantis’ latest initiative to cope with Coronavirus is called “One Goal, One Florida.” But Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says that doesn’t cut it.

— So Fried, who has been ignored by the Governor since the start of the crisis, has come up with her own initiative called “Be SMART Florida.” Among other things, she says masks should be mandatory.

— Graduate assistants at the University of South Florida are saying USF is using the COVID crisis to screw them financially.

— The tropical storm that went cruising up Florida’s Atlantic coast over the weekend is no longer our problem, but DeSantis says it gave them to chance to test new procedures for sheltering during a pandemic.

— Checking-in with a Florida Man accused of murdering a fast-food worker because the food wasn’t fast enough. Can you imagine getting shot over Burger King?