State officials — including Gov. Ron DeSantis — are positively giddy about the COVID-19 vaccines that a handful of hospitals are now administering.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— However, there’s a problem with the Pfizer vaccine: DeSantis says Florida may not get the expected 450,000 doses over the next two weeks.
— Florida’s Department of Health reported 9,400 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday, as well as 94 more fatalities. Florida’s death toll now stands at 20,365. Shortly after announcing those numbers, the Governor held a news conference at Florida’s oldest steakhouse, where he encouraged people to dine out, implying restaurants may be safer than your home.
—The COVID-19 crisis has driven many Florida families to the brink of bankruptcy, eviction or foreclosure … but it’s been a great time for the state retirement fund. They’re making bank during the pandemic.
— On the Sunrise Interview, two South Florida prep schools canceled a basketball game because administrators didn’t want the players wearing shirts that said Black Lives Matter. Rep. Omari Hardy is asking administrators at American Heritage prep schools in Delray Beach and Plantation to confront racism instead of censoring players.
— And finally, two stories of Florida Man and Florida Woman: She tried to escape the law by jumping into a canal after hitting a tree; he was killed while breaking into a house when the window fell on his neck.