Florida now has the dubious distinction of more than 1 million cases of COVID-19.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— On Tuesday, the state Department of Health reported 8,847 new coronavirus cases. That pushes the statewide total to 1,008,166. And when the new stats come out today, there’s a good chance the death toll will top 19,000.
— Meanwhile, in Ron DeSantis’ world, the Governor wants the feds to eliminate travel bans, so more people can come to Florida.
— The COVID-19 crisis has been a major challenge for schools and the Foundation for Excellence in Education began its three-day virtual event to talk about where we go from here. It’s called “EdPalooza” 2020 and former President George W. Bush served as keynote speaker — despite some reservations.
— Reporter and author Amanda Ripley authored a book on how people react to disasters like COVID-19. Ripley says the one thing they all have in common is that our leaders don’t trust us enough to tell us the whole truth.
— Ripley never mentioned DeSantis or Donald Trump by name … she didn’t have to.
— Political consultant Steve Vancore discusses the constitutional amendment that seeks to legalize recreational marijuana in Florida. Despite what you may have read, Vancore says the Make It Legal amendment may not even make the ballot.
— And finally, a Florida Woman danced during a sobriety check. It would have worked, if only she hadn’t fallen down.